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

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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A biopsy found "mildly disordered proliferative endometrium." will it go away on its own? The gynecologist gave me 15 days of aygestin (norethindrone).

It is benign ... ...And very common. Your uterine lining shows proliferative changes before ovulation, then changes to secretory after ovulation. Progesterone (agestyn) causes these changes. Near menopause, many woman will not ovulate, and carry a proliferative lining for a long time. This can lead to long and heavy menses. Read more...

Can I buy aygestin (norethindrone) without prescription? Is it safe to take without prescription? I seen they sell it online

Not legally. In the us. It's a prescription drug because: 1) most people don't need it regularly, 2) most folk won't know how to dose or use it correctly, 3) there may be reasons why you should not be using it anyway. If you can buy it online that's kinda scary, i wouldn't do it. It's not a tylenol (acetaminophen). Read more...

Do I ask my gynocologist for aygestin (norethindrone)?

Yes. Yes, Aygestin (norethindrone) (brand-name), or nor Norethindrone (generic name) is a synthetic progesterone. This would most commonly be prescribed by a gynecologist, although sometimes a family practitoner or internist might also prescribe it. Read more...

How do I ask my gynocologist for aygestin (norethindrone)?

Just ask. Just ask - but have in mind an explanation for why you want it, and be prepared to listen to the answer if he/she disagrees. Read more...