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Progestogen or Dydrogesterone for Pregancy


I am 30 yrs old and planning to conceive child from past 5 months. Last 2 months I went through lots of cramping on my lower abdomen at left side and sometimes near belly button. i m taking prenatal and DHA.

In my current doctor visit, my doctors recommend me to take Prometrium (PROGESTERONE) from day after I predict my ovulation.

Now I m little confused. I did visit another doctor and she recommended these 2 medicines:

- Siphene (from day 2 of period to 7th day- total 6 day course) and
- Duphaston (Dydrogesterone, a progestogen hormone) course from 18th day to 27th day of month

I fall in 28- 30 day period cycle. Can someone please guide me here among Prometrium vs. Duphaston which medicine should I opt. And if its recommended?

Any suggestion is highly appreciated. Many thanks for helping me out.
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replied January 21st, 2011
Welcome to ehealthforum.
Both the treatments are to help you with getting pregnant and carry on pregnancy smoothly. In the first option of taking Prometrium, it is to help with having sufficient progesterone in body until placenta takes over to help with continuing pregnancy.
In the second option, Siphene is ovulation inducer, it helps to have more than 1 egg maturing in ovary to increase chances of pregnancy. The Duphaston role remains the same as in the first option.
If ovulation or egg release from ovary is not the problem, then you can opt for first one, and if the ovulation is a problem, then you can opt for the second option.
Take care.

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