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Why does gynecologist write a prescription of aygestin (norethindrone)?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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