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safe to take dupston and how does it help in conceiving?

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I have a history of ectopic pregnancy ,had twice right ectopic pregnancy on in 2007 which was treated with conservative treatment and other in year 2009 in which laproscopy was done and right tube was removed. now its only my left tube which is patent, my present treatment is i have been taking stimufol 5 mg for stimulation and HCG 10,000 for rupture when the left ovary is dominant, this time i have been advised Dupston 10 mg after rupter (on 16 day) of the cycle for 10 days. just wanted to know is it safe to take dupston and how does it help in conceiving?

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replied October 15th, 2011
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Duphaston is a medication which contains dydrogesterone, a synthetic hormone similar to the naturally occurring sex hormone in your body, progesterone. It is used in treatment for a wide range of menstrual disorders that are thought to result from a lack of progesterone in the body. As it helps in regulating the healthy growth and normal shedding of the womb lining, it may be used in the treatment of menstrual disorders such as absent, irregular or painful menstrual periods, infertility, premenstrual syndrome and endometriosis. By maintaining the womb lining, it is also useful in helping to prevent miscarriage (spontaneous abortion) especially in women who have suffered repeated miscarriages or who may miscarry. There are no known harmful effects when this medicine is used during pregnancy. It can be used for management of abdominal pain and bleeding during pregnancy (threatened miscarriage) or for history of previous miscarriages (habitual abortion). If your gynecologist has prescribed it, it may be to prevent chances of miscarriage. Continue to be in regular follow-up and monitoring of your treating gynecologist/obstetrician and report any unusual/abnormal/new symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet.
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