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14 Mar 2007


I had a blood test which read I am
4 weeks pregnant.

I phoned the Dr. again to make my
first appointment the receptionist
said only in a couple of weeks. I
asked if I couldn't see him
earlier because my hormone levels
only made a faint strip on the
home pregnancy test.

Also my blood test with my first
orn, Blaine showed I was 6weeks
pregnant when I was actually 14.5
weeks along.

That pregnancy went well and I
have never had a miscarriage.

So the receptionist had Dr.
prescribe me some pills. They
apparently help prevent
miscarriages caused by low hormone
levels. They said it's nothing to
be concerned about but still makes
me feel uneasy...just just
prescribed them over the phone,
with no medical back round.

I haven't even seen him
before.Don't you think that was a
bit quick to prescribe hormone
meds with no explainantion as to
what they are for or how they work?

The tablet is called 'utrogestan'.
Can taking this unecessarily harm
my baby?
Answer 349 views

01 Jan 0001

I agree that tablets should not be prescribed over the phone without even seeing you. Uterogestan is sometimes used to prevent miscarriages if you have low progesterone levels but this should certainly not be prescribed routinely.

Best wishes
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