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A 25-year-old female asked:

I am around 5 week pregnant (last period was on 10-sep). my hcg hormone level is 800+ miu/ml and progesterone 26.2 ng/ml. because i have history of miscarriages i was advised to take cyclogest pessaries (2 per day). will this cause birth defects?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
"Cyclogest" is given to help prevent miscarriage in ear;ly pregnancy (6-10 w) resulting from inadequate progesterone production from the placenta, and is not associated with birth defects.
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