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Dr. Paula Bernstein
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Norethindrone (Definition)

Norethindrone is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more


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I have the Skyla IUD and before that was on Micronor (norethindrone). In2013 I was 88 lbs in 2014 I was 83 lbs. Could weight loss be because of the hormone progestin?

I have the Skyla IUD and before that was on Micronor (norethindrone). In2013 I was 88 lbs in 2014 I was 83 lbs. Could weight loss be because of the hormone progestin?

No: There is no established relationship between progestins and weight changes, especially weight loss. There is anecdotal evidence that progestin "may" cause weight gain, so weight loss is virtually impossible. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I can't take estrogen due to suspected migraines. Which progestin is safest for me, norethindrone, levonorgestrel, or etonogestrel?

I can't take estrogen due to suspected migraines. Which progestin is safest for me, norethindrone, levonorgestrel, or etonogestrel?

Not enough: information. This is something you need to discuss with your doctor, including whether there is an indication to begin progesterone. ...Read more

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What is the use of progestin pills?

What is the use of progestin pills?

Many uses: Too many to list here, but usually progestin pills are used in women to start a late period. They can also be used to stop irregular prolonged bleeding (sounds contradictory, i know.) there are other uses but it gets very specific. ...Read more

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Options other than oral progestin and iud?

Options other than oral progestin and iud?

Several: Combined oral estrogen and progestin pills, vaginal hormone rings, hormone patches (where available), progestin injections or silastic rods in the arm, condoms or male and female permanent sterilization are all options. ...Read more

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Why could 96yo woman get estrogen and progestin?

Why could 96yo woman get estrogen and progestin?

Hormone replacement.: If a person is going to take hormone replacement therapy, we often would continue that for life. The whi study changed the vast majority of doctor's opinions about hormone replacement and many don't prescribe it at all any more. The negative feelings about replacing hormones is changing back to the former opinion slowly where nearly all women were replaced for life. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Aygestin (Definition)

Aygestin is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more