Just a quick question I want to get out there...I have PCOS and for the past month I'm been taking 10mg of Provera for 10 days, then on cycle days 5-9 Clomid, 1500mg of Metformin, Prenantal & extra Folic Acid everyday. My question is this will taking my Provera or Metformin as prescribed have any effect on my fetus if I don't know I'm pregnant at the time? With my son I had to go in for a blood test to get a positive reading so I'm a bit scared about how to go about it this time once we do get pregnant. According to my OPK I didn't ovulate until cycle day 18 which would be the same day I start my Provera. I'm at a bit of a lost b/c there's no concrete information on the web about the dangers of taking these meds while pregnant. And since we all know the first couple weeks of a pregnancy are most crictical I'm just worried for the safety of my fetus. Any help would be greatly appreciated...Thanks so much in advance...
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The hormonal medication use usually does not cause major problems in fetus. The possibilities include low birth weight, premature labor, feminization of male fetus etc. If you suspect chances of pregnancy, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Ultrasound scan done at 16-20 weeks of gestation will help to rule out fetal anomalies/birth defects. The medications use should be stopped if pregnancy is suspected, or if pregnancy gets confirmed. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet.
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