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Medical question & advice about Norethisterone

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buggerluggs00 Fri 15-Aug-14 21:47:13

I have a couple of questions that I hope you might be able to help in answering....

I am considering taking Norethisterone ahead of an upcoming holiday so that I won't have a period while I'm away.

However I am hoping to get pregnant soon, so I wanted to know whether:

1. Does Norethisterone act as a contraceptive?
2. If I fell pregnant whilst taking Norethisterone (will only be doing so for 10 days), could this harm the foetus.... in what way?

Thanks in advance for your help.

buggerluggs00 Sat 16-Aug-14 23:00:33

Can anyone recommend a different website where I am more likely to get a response to this question?

Many thanks.

AbsolutelyCrushed Sat 16-Aug-14 23:05:02

I don't know the answers for sure, but when I was given it, I got a 5 minute lecture on how important it was not to be pregnant before I took it.

I don't think you could get pregnant on it, as it stops the bleed and therefore affects your cycle.

buggerluggs00 Sat 16-Aug-14 23:12:30

Hmmmm.... I wonder why? In the unlikely case I was to get pregnant while taking it, I wonder what effect it could have on a foetus that would only be a week developed?

SoonToBeSix Sat 16-Aug-14 23:13:34

It is the mini pill so yes it's a contraception.

SoonToBeSix Sat 16-Aug-14 23:16:15

If you were already pregnant it can increase the chance of a miscarriage I don't think you would get pregnant whilst taking it.

buggerluggs00 Sat 16-Aug-14 23:52:42

Hmmmm, OK, food for thought.

Thanks for the advice everyone.

coalscuttle Sat 16-Aug-14 23:54:49

It's used as a contraceptive in its own right. Often recommended fir women with very heavy periods.

MrsJoeDolan Sat 16-Aug-14 23:56:05

it does the job though. Delays the period.

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