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Dr. Seth Derman
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Progesterone (Overview)

Progesterone has been found to be helpful in preventing preterm birth in a patient who has a history of delivering babies too early. It can be given as vaginal suppositories. It is most often given as weekly shots until 34-36 weeks.


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What amount progesterone dose a guy have to take, to grow hair 3 inches a month?

What amount progesterone dose a guy have to take, to grow hair 3 inches a month?

WOW: Find the guy and who gave him that give him the Nobel Prize. Telogen effluvium can quickly return when a trigger is removed for hair loss, like low iron, low zinc, and high selenium ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
1,177 Doctors shared insights

Progesterone (Overview)

Progesterone has been found to be helpful in preventing preterm birth in a patient who has a history of delivering babies too early. It can be given as vaginal suppositories. It is most often given as weekly shots until 34-36 weeks.


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My doctor put me on progesterone because of my fsh/lh is anovulation.... what exactly does that mean?

My doctor put me on progesterone because of my fsh/lh is anovulation.... what exactly does that mean?

Fsh triggers eggs: The mammalian estrus cycle seems to be 'triggered' by episodic surgers of the release of follicle stimulating hormome (FSH) and the presence of lutenizing hormone (LH). Progresterone (P) and synthetics like it administered as medicine shut down the hypothalamic cycling, and when you stop the progresterone the cycle often resumes. Last I checked, we still didn't know exactly why that happens. ...Read more

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In 5th week my SAC was found ill define shape, with fatal pole of 5mm. Dr advised progesterone BP 200mg. Wat are the chances of shape to get normal?

In 5th week my SAC was found ill define shape, with fatal pole of 5mm. Dr advised progesterone BP 200mg. Wat are the chances of shape to get normal?

Early OB US: Hopefully the repeat US in one week will show some improvement and a fetal heart beat. We are concerned when the sac seems to be collapsing that a miscarriage may be coming. The Progesterone won't hurt anything. I'm not sure what BP means but I am presuming you don't mean your Blood Pressure is 200. ...Read more

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Can you please describe common natural treatements (diet, vitamins) I can take increase my progesterone?

Can you please describe common natural treatements (diet, vitamins) I can take increase my progesterone?

None: There are no vitamins or supplements that can increase progesterone, other than healthy lifestyle with weight loss if necessary, good nutrition and exercise. Check w/your doctor. Why do you think you need your Progesterone increased? ...Read more

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Hw long do I use progesterone 4 my menstration 2 be regular?

Hw long do I use progesterone 4 my menstration 2 be regular?

7-10 DAYS: If no menses or delayed, you may try provera (medroxyprogesterone) 10 mg x 7=10 days. Stop with onset menses. Requires adequaste estrogen level in you for menses to occur. ...Read more

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How effective is progesterone in pill form at preventing pregnancy?

Not very: Real Progesterone (as opposed to the artificial Progesterone like drugs found in birth control pills) is not a reliable contraceptive and is often used to help reduce miscarriage risks. ...Read more

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How are you supposed to work out the progesterone and estradiol ratio to know if your thyroid results are normal?

You do not have to: While the ratio of Progesterone and Estradiol will affect how you feel, it will not substantially affect the thyroid tests. However, oral Estradiol will increase thyroxine binding globulin and thus increase the T4 level but the free T4 will remain stable. Because it will also increase the risk of blood clots it is advisable to use a transdermal, buccal or sublingual form of estrogen replacement. ...Read more

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53 year old female who did a partial hysterectomy three years ago. Recent blood works. Estradiol is 263 and dhea is. 70 and progesterone is 6.7meaning?

53 year old female who did a partial hysterectomy three years ago. Recent blood works. Estradiol is 263 and dhea is. 70 and progesterone is 6.7meaning?

Ovaries: Still functioning. Not completely in menopause yet. You are estrogen diment and might feel better with a topical Progesterone supplementation. Progesterone is the first jopme lost in early menopause ...Read more

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What should be used to treat excess estrogen in a female? Please suggest something safe. Would progesterone cream help? If yes then which brand?

How do you know that: What makes you think that you have "excess estrogen" in your body? If indeed you do that can be caused by:
estrogen secreting tumors in your ovaries
missing ovulations!
estrogen producing abnormalities elsewhere in your body!, etc. ...Read more

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Can I buy progesterone pills online safely?

Can I buy progesterone pills online safely?

No: You should obtain a prescription from your doctor and fill it according to instructions. ...Read more

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Is estrogel and progesterone dangerous if your mother died of uterine cancer?

Is estrogel and progesterone dangerous if your mother died of uterine cancer?

Probably not: Probably not but best to have a detailed conversation about your family history and other risk factors with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Does excess progesterone convert to estrogen or cortisol?

Ovarian progesterone: Progesterone (ovarian) and dhea are the precursors for more specialized steroid hormones, including cortisol, aldosterone, estrogen and testosterone. Taking synthetic progesterone,  progestin, will not increase the level of these hormones. In fact, Progesterone opposes their toxic effects. ...Read more

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Are there foods I can eat that are progesterone rich?

No: To eat foods containing chemicals known to be similar (in effect) to the body's hormones is usually a bad idea. The dosing would vary each day because the foods never contain the same amount of chemical from meal to meal, people don't eat the same meals each day, foods from different farms have different levels of chemicals, etc... The only way to get exact amounts is by approved, purified drugs. ...Read more

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What is the side effect of progesterone treatment in a post-menopausal woman with endometrial thickness of 11mm?

What is the side effect of progesterone treatment in a post-menopausal woman with endometrial thickness of 11mm?

Need biopsy: A uterine lining, called "endometrial stripe" or "thickness", of 11 mm measured on ultrasound is not normal after menopause. Experts recommend biopsy for stripe >5 mm. Thickening can be sign of xs estrogen effect on uterus.Progesterone can reverse this & prevent uterine cancer. Side effects of Progesterone can be weight gain, mood swings, skin changes & unknown effects on breast health. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of progesterone?

What are the side effects of progesterone?

GERD/vaginal dischar: Vaginal Progesterone (prochieve or crinone) is a very safe and effective intervention to prevent preterm birth in women with asymptomatic short cervix! Topical irritation or discharge can occur but are rarely a cause to stop the therapy. If you have gerd (reflux) or constipation the extra Progesterone will make them worse. Talk to your obstetrician to determine if this is a good idea for you. ...Read more

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If I want to stop the Depo-Provera shot due to weight gain, how long will the progesterone hormone be in my system?

If I want to stop the Depo-Provera shot due to weight gain, how long will the progesterone hormone be in my system?

Agree but: I agree completely with the first answer, but remember that normal menstruation/cycling may take much longer to resume: although it's unusual, cases of 1 year to even 2 years have been reported. ...Read more

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I want to stop the Depo-Provera shot due to weight gainhow long will the progesterone last in me?

I want to stop the Depo-Provera shot due to weight gainhow long will the progesterone last in me?

3+ months: As you know, you are supposed to get depo-provera shots every 3 months. However, the effect of the medication will last longer and typically takes 4-6 months after the last injection for your body to completely clear the drug. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause low testosterone and progesterone, and if so, will stabilizing TSH correct low levels? If so, how long does it take?

Can hypothyroidism cause low testosterone and progesterone, and if so, will stabilizing TSH correct low levels? If so, how long does it take?

Here are some. ..: Since everything always results from multiple factors which are always interacting, & behind what we know always still hides a lot of what we still don't know. But no matter whatever are, the functionality is the bottom line of care. Regardless of the outcome, just move on to manage it based on what we know and see. If working, you would see improving function in 2-3 months. But healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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I just started using a natural progesterone cream. Is there any interaction taking an occasional Xanax (alprazolam) along with the cream?

I just started using a natural progesterone cream. Is there any interaction taking an occasional Xanax (alprazolam) along with the cream?

No: There are no known interactions between the two. However if more than 'occasional, ' xanax (alprazolam) is not the greatest treatment for anxiety. In addition, if both drugs are prescribed, your pharmacy will automatically check all your prescriptions against each other for interactions and let you know before you even take one. If one is not prescribed, you shouldn't be taking it. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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On liquid progesterone w/ varying #s of drops 2x daily. Told can mix w/ juice, what types of juice are best? Also take inositol powder mixed w/ juice 2x daily, can I take those together in same glass?

Liquid progesterone?: There is no standard replacement regimen (i am aware of) that uses liquid Progesterone drops, so it's hard for me to make a recommendation on mixing. Maybe if you said what medical condition the 'replacement' is for? The oral route (by mouth) is about the least efficient way to deliver doses of Progesterone (meaning you have to swallow a lot to get much delivered to the blood.). ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of overdosing on progesterone cream?

Are there any side effects of overdosing on progesterone cream?

Not really: First of all, it is very hard to overdose on the cream and secondly Progesterone is very bening. However, if one uses it inapropriately in terms of timing it can alter cycles and make timing very confusing. ...Read more

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How soon after ovulation does yr progesterone rise? Then how many days before it declines? Ovulated day19? Day21 results 10.4 day27 results36.1.Ovulated?

3-5 days: Progesterone levels rise to above about 2.0 within 3-to-5 days after ovulation. It declines between 12-14 days post-ov, which is why your period begins. If you have a level greater than 4-5 you 100% ovulated (assuming you weren't also supplementing progesterone.). ...Read more

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What is progesterone?

Progesterone: Suggest you use your search engine to google this for all the information you could want. ...Read more