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Will the medication harm my baby?

I went to an ob-gyne since i was 14 days delayed and inform her that i test myself the same day and the result is negative. And i was prescribed to take Medroxyprogesterone 10mg for 10 days to correct my hormones. I was about to take my last 2 tablets but decided to test myself again and this time its positive. Due to panic we went to the hospital and they inform me i was 6 weeks pergnant. Please help me im just worried. Will the medication harm my baby?? Does it have any side effects which may cause birth deffects? Thank you
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replied November 13th, 2014
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
Medroxyprogesterone usually does not harm fetus unless it is male fetus that can get affected due to the female hormone resulting in feminization of male fetus (that can result in hypospadias, epispadias, etc), and low birth weight etc. For further clarification and assistance, discuss with your doctor/gynecologist or discuss with perinatologist. Go ahead with getting anomaly scan done at 16-20 weeks to rule out any birth defects.
Take care.



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