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Doctor insights on: Allergies And Low Progesterone

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23 yr-old, since puberty had facial "bloating" and other symptoms suggestive of thyroid or cortisol issues, but hasn't found effective treatment....?

23 yr-old, since puberty had facial "bloating" and other symptoms suggestive of thyroid or cortisol issues, but hasn't found effective treatment....?

Subclinical Hypothyroididsm: In a difficult case like yours I take into consideration ratio of T4 to TSH. If the ratio is less than 2.5 I have found out that patients have hypothyroidism. I would take small dose of synthyroid like 0.25mg for a month and recheck T4and TSH then decide whether to continue or add some more. This will depend on how you tolerate it and what's your T4 and TSH. Obviously you have compound problem in situation like this hypothyroidism needs to be corrected first. Let me know how you do. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Get irritated from treatments. Could I have a progesterone allergy?

Get irritated from treatments. Could I have a progesterone allergy?

Compounding: Clinically the only difference may be in the potential side effects. Pharmacologically there are some differences. ...Read more

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Can bioidentical progesterone, Biest, testosterone, Ativan, Prozac, allergy nasal sprays slow tracer from entering gallbladder during HIDA?

Can bioidentical progesterone, Biest, testosterone, Ativan, Prozac, allergy nasal sprays slow tracer from entering gallbladder during HIDA?

Not really: no most of the medicine you are taking could influence the liver but not the HIDA scan or stopping the gallbladder from filling most likely you have severe chronic cholecystitis or a stone blocking the gallbladder ...Read more

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26 year-old woman is unable to stop Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control pills after 8 yrs of use, due to heavy vaginal bleeding upon Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) discontinuation.....?

26 year-old woman is unable to stop Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control pills after 8 yrs of use, due to heavy vaginal bleeding upon Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) discontinuation.....?

What are goals?: The answer depends on your long term goals. If you do not want more children then an endometrial ablation is a good option. Assuming you do want more children then other options can be considered. Testing for PCOS and hypothyroidism could be done. Since you are missing periods followed by heavy bleeding PCOS seems likely. A sonohystogram should be done to see if a polyp or submucosal fibroid is present. If present then these can be surgically removed as an outpatient. If pregnancy is desired later on but not now a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD could be a great option. This often stops bleeding. If you are satisfied with the pill you could just continue ...Read more

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How do I recognised low progesterone?

How do I recognised low progesterone?

Progesterone: In a reproductive age woman low luteal Progesterone usually means she did not ovulate. In ovulatory cycles if Progesterone is low, it is usually called a luteal-phase defect, although experts disagree about how important it is. Purely theoretically, no Progesterone at all would mean death because your body couldn't make cortisol. ...Read more

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If progesterone is low is it unlikely to get pregnant?

Depends: The Progesterone level peaks about a week after ovulation. If the Progesterone is low a week after you think you ovulated the chances are very low. However, if you ovulated very late your Progesterone will rise that much later. In that case it is possible to be pregnant even with a very low progesterone. ...Read more

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If I have low progesterone will it cause long periods?

If I have low progesterone will it cause long periods?

Low prog often nml: Low Progesterone may be completely normal during the first part of a menstrual cycle or after menopause. Could be associated with irregular but not long periods. Generally nothing to worry about unless actively trying to become pregnant. ...Read more

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My progesterone level on CD 7 was 0.3. Is to low to TTC?

My progesterone level on CD 7 was 0.3. Is to low to TTC?

Day 21: Progesterone is low in the first half of the cycle. That is why it is not used for fertility testing on cycle day 7. A Progesterone level is drawn in the middle of the luteal phase (second half) of the menstrual cycle to determine if ovulation occurred ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Progesterone (Definition)

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 ...Read more