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Rock Hill, SC
A 30-year-old female asked:

I have mid cycle bleeding first time and no pain,we are trying for pregnancyand im taking progesterone 200 mg pills prescribed by my doctor. reason?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Fertility ?'s: Mid-cycle bleeding can be related to "twin ovulation" which provides twice as much estrogen, so the drop in estrogen prior to ovulation is enough to cause bleeding. Progesterone taken on a daily basis can actually act to prevent implantation, similar to "depo shots" or Nexplanon. If "low progesterone" is proven, it is taken in the time after ovulation, not continuously, to prevent miscarriage.
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