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Been heavy bleeding nearly 3wks on ortho micronor (norethindrone). Stopped pills today. How long does it take for bleeding to stop?

Been heavy bleeding nearly 3wks on ortho micronor (norethindrone). Stopped pills today. How long does it take for bleeding to stop?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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Heavy Bleeding (Definition)

Usually described by physicians as having to change a pad more than every 1-2 hours, passing large clots, change from your previous pattern, needing overnight protection, ...Read more


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I have been off of Depo-Provera provera for 2 months. On ortho micronor (norethindrone) now, and have constant heavy bleeding. Bad reactions to all other birth control. Help!

Abnormal bleeding: Depo Provera and micronor (norethindrone) are generally very safe methods of contraception with a lower risk of blood clots, heart attack, and stroke than many other methods. However, these methods are commonly associated with abnormal/irregular bleeding. Contact your md for options. ...Read more

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Have been taking norethisterone to stop bleeding after my copper coil fell out. Its been over a week now and I am still bleeding heavy is this normal?

Have been taking norethisterone to stop bleeding after my copper coil fell out. Its been over a week now and I am still bleeding heavy is this normal?

Call your doc.: Bleeding for more than 7 days, means you need to call your doc to find out what to do next, or if you need to get seen. No one can predict the effect of hormones on periods exactly the first time you have been tried on them. So, since this is not working, you need to try something else. ...Read more

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I have been taking norethisterone to stop bleeding after my coil fell out. Its been over a week now and I am still bleeding very heavy is this normal?

I have been taking norethisterone to stop bleeding after my coil fell out. Its been over a week now and I am still bleeding very heavy is this normal?

Yes it may be: Normal as your body is trying to get back into the normal cycle that your ovaries/ hormonal system dictates. And you should have heavy bleeding after months of being on the impregnated hormone coil. Keep trying with the estrogen and keep the faith. ...Read more

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I Am having mid cycle bleeding similar to a period. Very heavy. My last period ended only 1 week ago. I have been taking Micronor (norethindrone) for 1 1/2 months?

I Am having mid cycle bleeding similar to a period. Very heavy. My last period ended only 1 week ago. I have been taking Micronor (norethindrone) for 1 1/2 months?

Micronor (norethindrone): As with all progesterone only contraceptives, abnormal bleeding is a side effect. This could mean no bleeding at all or bleeding every day, or anything in between. Keep a calendar of episodes of bleeding. It usually takes 3-6months before you will settle into whatever pattern you will end up having on the Micronor (norethindrone). ...Read more

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I'm on cetalopram can I take norethisterone? (I have heavy vaginal bleeding 3 weeks now, I don't know why, GP don't know and don't send me to a specia

Yes: Citalopram is an SSRI which is an anti-depressant. Norethindrone is a progesterone which can help with heavy vaginal bleeding and is safe if you are over the age of 35 (estrogens are not). ...Read more

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On ortho micronor (norethindrone) birth control. I am breastfeeding & haven't bled any til after a few days after starting the pill. Bleeding heavily. Is it normal?

On ortho micronor (norethindrone) birth control. I am breastfeeding & haven't bled any til after a few days after starting the pill. Bleeding heavily. Is it normal?

Depends: How long have you been on it? Have you missed any pills? Missed pills will cause abnormal bleeding. Also this could be your regular period. The micronor (norethindrone) prevents pregnancy primarily by thickening cervical mucous so sorry can't get in, not by preventing ovulation and preventing you from bleeding. ...Read more

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Less vaginal bleeding after taking norethisterone. 4 neg hpts, neg blood test, nothing shown on ultrasound. Can I still be pregnant?  

Less vaginal bleeding after taking norethisterone. 4 neg hpts, neg blood test, nothing shown on ultrasound. Can I still be pregnant?  

Depends: Did you have protected sex? Did you miss a period. If the answer to both is no, there was no need for hpt. If you did the test correctly more than a week after missed period of the blood test was more than a day after a missed period, all were negative you are unlikely to be pregnant. You may repeat hpt in 3-4 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I've stopped taking norethisterone aftr 5 days, but there is still no sign of blood or bleeding. Pls advice?

I've stopped taking norethisterone aftr 5 days, but there is still no sign of blood or bleeding. Pls advice?

Estrogen status?: This will usually cause a withdrawal bleed if there is adequate estrogen. Difficult to explain without knowing more. For example, have you had menstrual periods in the past etc. ...Read more

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Had termination of pregnancy at 16 weeks on 28th of May. Still bleeding have had a scan and been to my gp. Taking norethisterone but still bleeding?

Had termination of pregnancy at 16 weeks on 28th of May. Still bleeding have had a scan and been to my gp. Taking norethisterone but still bleeding?

Ultrasound results?: Ask your doctor if ultrasound results mentioned retained products of conception (RPOC). That is most concerning cause of continued bleeding after pregnancy termination. Is your pregnancy test still positive? Was your pregnancy intrauterine? Was ultrasound performed at an accredited facility? These are questions that need to be addressed by a gynecologist. ...Read more

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I am taking norethisterone and have been for about 2 weeks. Today I had a bit of bleeding even though I didn't stop taking it. Is this normal?

I am taking norethisterone and have been for about 2 weeks. Today I had a bit of bleeding even though I didn't stop taking it. Is this normal?

Yes: Yes, irregular bleeding is expected for the first several months of therapy with a progestin-only birth control pill. It can be quite frequent in some women but generally slows down after 3 - 6 months. After 6 - 12 months of therapy or sometimes sooner, menstruation can stop altogether with regular use, and this is not unhealthy or unsafe. ...Read more

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I am taking norethisterone to help stop vaginal bleeding. Been bleeding for 3 months now! How long does it take to work?

I am taking norethisterone to help stop vaginal bleeding. Been bleeding for 3 months now! How long does it take to work?

Daily bleeding x3mo?: Sounds like a Gynecologic evaluation is overdue. By the way, is the Norethisterone a shot, an OTC supplement, part of your contraceptive, or a prescription? ...Read more

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Abnormal menstrual bleeding went on for a few months, norethisterone helped then got worse, then stopped for 3 months, now its back, worse and some pain?

Abnormal menstrual bleeding went on for a few months, norethisterone helped then got worse, then stopped for 3 months, now its back, worse and some pain?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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How long does bleeding last after taking norethindrone for endometrail thickening?

How long does bleeding last after taking norethindrone for endometrail thickening?

I assume u mean: A withdrawl period, should last anywhere from 3-7 days but your gyn who gave you the meds should ahve expalined all of that to u and if you have any? S about that u should be asking your gyn, that is your gyn's job to treat you and answer any? S u may have like I do every day, multiple times per day with my pts. ...Read more

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Bleeding whilst on micronor (norethindrone) contraceptive pill?

Bleeding whilst on micronor (norethindrone) contraceptive pill?

Progesterone: As with all progesterone contraceptive abnormal vaginal bleeding is a major side effect. Bleeding every day or no bleeding at all, or anything in between, can happen with micronor (norethindrone) or any progesterone only contraception. ...Read more

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I stopped a ten day course of norethisterone (to stop continual bleeding - I'm 50) 4 days ago, but no bleed. How much longer?

I stopped a ten day course of norethisterone (to stop continual bleeding - I'm 50) 4 days ago, but no bleed. How much longer?

7-10 days: A withdrawal bleed most often begins within 2 to 7 days after completing a progestin but can be as long as 14 days. If you are menopausal, a withdrawal bleed would not be expected. Abnormal bleeding at age 50 is usually evaluated by sampling the endometrium. ...Read more

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I've been on Norethisterone for about 1.5 months and last week started on Novynette. Have been bleeding since starting on Novynette, and today it go?

I've been on Norethisterone for about 1.5 months and last week started on Novynette. Have been bleeding since starting on Novynette, and today it go?

Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Brown is simply old blood that has been sitting at the back of the vagina. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant while on aminor (norethisterone)

Can I get pregnant while on aminor (norethisterone) <used to stop bleeding 6 weeks after m/c. (belighted -us shows no tissue-hcg is zero)?

Doubtful: Norethindrone is a progesterone-only oral contraceptive pill, also called a "mini-pill." There are some reasons your doctor might prescribe this for you instead of a combination pill, however, the "mini-pill" is slightly less effective than the combination pill at preventing pregnancy. HCG = 0, so not pregnant now, but add condom and never miss pill if preventing pregnancy is very important. ...Read more

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Norethisterone prescribed to help stop vaginal bleeding. Been bleeding for 3 months. Take 2 pills once a day x2weeks. Day 3 for me. How long it takes?

Norethisterone prescribed to help stop vaginal bleeding. Been bleeding for 3 months. Take 2 pills once a day x2weeks. Day 3 for me. How long it takes?

Not sure: Norethisterone tablets are progestogens, similar to the reproductive hormone progesterone, used more often in the U.K. The usual dose prescribed to stop abnormal bleeding is a 5 mg tablet three times a day for 10 days. With that, bleeding usually stops within 1-3 days. Assuming you have the 5 mg pills, you may not be getting a high enough daily dose to have the desired effect. Review plan with Doc ...Read more

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Prescribed Norethisterone after 8 weeks of bleeding post miscarriage. Will this stop my nausea, pain, continued bleeding?

Prescribed Norethisterone after 8 weeks of bleeding post miscarriage. Will this stop my nausea, pain, continued bleeding?

Maybe: But I am not hopeful because these are not typical or normal symptoms after a miscarriage. I suggest you consult another doctor for an evaluation and a second opinion. ...Read more

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Lmp 8 feb mised pd 4 neg hpt dr prscribd  norethisterone. Lite bleeding after stopping  Neg blood test cn I still b preg ?

Lmp 8 feb mised pd 4 neg hpt dr prscribd  norethisterone. Lite bleeding after stopping  Neg blood test cn I still b preg ?

Unlikely: If hpt and blood test were negative at more than a week after missed period, you are not likely to be pregnant. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Possible not to bleed after taking pills to induce menstrual period? I took 80tabs norethisterone after 3days, I had dark red light bleeding 1day only

Possible not to bleed after taking pills to induce menstrual period? I took 80tabs norethisterone after 3days, I had dark red light bleeding 1day only

Bleeding: Unfortunately your question makes no sense. You take piles to induce a period....Which means vaginal bleeding. But, then you want a period without bleeding? Doesn't make sense. I am sorry if I am missing something obvious here. ...Read more

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Norethindrone (Definition)

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