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A 32-year-old member asked:

After a year of severe cramping and blood clots during period i had an ultrasound that showed 3.5 cm fibroids. will progesterone help?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes and not: The hormonal treatment takes time to see results. You can try, but there is no 100% guarantee it will work for you.
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Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Maybe: Fibroids can cause excessive or prolonged menstrual bleeding, but more important than the size is what part of the uterus they are growing in. If the fibroid is on the outside of the uterus, then Progesterone may control the bleeding that comes from the uterine lining. Fibroids in the muscle layer or protruding into the inner uterine cavity can cause bleeding that is resistant to progesterone.
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Dr. Mary David
Dr. Mary David commented
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Progesterone also is one of the things that can make fibroids grow. The abortion pill, RU486, or misoprostil is an anti-progesterone and has been used to treat fibroids as has embolization by interventional radiologists.
Dec 19, 2014
Last updated Sep 2, 2018


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