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Hello and thanks for having me... My wife once had a miscarriage
and she is pregnant again and its 5 weeks. She was in the clinic and they requested she takes progesterone test after which she was given Duphaston. Please i need all the advice i can get concerning this drug and what could help her.

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James


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replied June 20th, 2017
First Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A61464
Duphaston or Dydrogesterone is an orally-active progestogen, which produces a complete secretory endometrium in an estrogen-primed uterus. It is indicated in all cases of endogenous progesterone deficiency.

It is more likely that your doctors consider that your wife is having a defeciency of progesterone, which is normally secreted during pregnancy, to help maintain the fetus. In the absence or reduced production, fetal growth is disturbed and it can hence result in miscarriage.

Your doctors have advised the medication to avoid the recurrance of miscarriage, given the prior history.

I hope this answers your question.


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