A 43-year-old member asked:
why does gynecologist write a prescription of aygestin (norethindrone)?
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Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Withdrawal bleed: Progestins (aygestin, norethindrone) help with frequent heavy bleeding when due to irregular ovulation. The women bleed unpredictaby because they don't get the regular sloughing effect of a period. Progestins, once stopped, force a 'normal' menstrual bleed, which clears out the uterus so no further inappropriate bleeding occurs. There are other appropriate uses as well.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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