Can progesterone pills cause stomach ulcer?

Patient

Q: I went through a surgery (diagnosed with HPV) and my gynaecologist prescribed the pills to stop post-operative bleeding (2x1 pills for 20 days in row). Can Norcolut (Norethindrone) progesterone cause duodenal ulcer? It is not listed among the side effects. It is day 5 now, and starting day2 I have severe stomach aches almost all the time.

Symptoms:  Severe stomach aches, stomach cramps (before and after meals)
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