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Pregnant. Prescribed loprin, progestrone, folic acid. History of miscarriage. Safe to take medication?

i am 29yr old.had my first miscarriage 6months before.Dnc was done after spontaneous spotting and bleeding in 8th week of i am expecting again.its my 7th week of pregnancy.doc told me to take loprin,progestrone and folic acid .i am doubting about loprin as i dont have any problem like bp and blood disease etc.what should i do?loprin i should take or not?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
Thanks for your query.
There are various causes of miscarriage like genetic causes, uterine abnormalities, incompetent cervix, autoimmune causes, infections etc.
For unexplained miscarriage and for immune causes - aspirin ( loprin ) is often prescribed.
Progesterone is given for pregnancy support, and folic acid is a routine supplement.
Your obstetrician might have found some sound reason in your examination or history to prescribe the medication.
Heart and blood disorders are not the only reason for its prescription
Take care and follow medical advice, and all the best with this pregnancy.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Das Arindam's  Response
Sep 2012
Hello, welcome to HCM, I am Dr. Das

Look, a miscarriage, may occur due to some problems like genetic abnormality of fetus, genetic abnormality of mother, spontaneous miscarriage without any particular reason, any hypercoagulability of blood, and many more.

Now, there is a basic problem. It would be better to investigate you thoroughly for presence of any particular disease condition.

But, your treating doctor has given a generalized treatment. Because, the progesterone prevents spontaneous miscarriage, folic acid enhances cell division, and loprin prevents hypercoagulability of blood.

I think, as you were not investigated properly, it is better to go with your treating doctor. You have no other choices.

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Critical Care Specialist Dr. Sadiq Mughal's  Response
Hi thanks for your question.
The medicine prescribed to you by your doctor are necessar for you to prevent abortion.First trimester abortion usually takes place due to progestrone deficiency,for which progestrone supplements are given during pregnancy.Folic acid deficiency is also thought to be responsible for first trimester misscarriage,so folic acid supplements are given.Loprin is low molecular weight aspirin,which is also used to prevent recurrent abortion.I would suggest you to continue with medicine prescribed to you by your doctor.
Hope this answers your question.
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