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Doctor insights on: Can You Ovulate After Taking Prometrium

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Dr. Philip Chenette
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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more


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Can you ovulate while taking prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

Can you ovulate while taking prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

Yes: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) doe not inhibit your own ovulation. And it is safe to take in pregnancy so that is why it is a nice medicine. I assume you are taking it to regulate your periods. But since it is generally a low does it wont usually suppress your own body from ovulating. ...Read more

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When to start taking Prometrium (micronized progesterone) twice a day when TTC? 3 days past ovulation or the day I find out I'm pregnant? Previously had 2 miscarriages@6 & 5wks

When to start taking Prometrium (micronized progesterone) twice a day when TTC? 3 days past ovulation or the day I find out I'm pregnant? Previously had 2 miscarriages@6 & 5wks

Best to ask: To know for sure how to take any medicine it is best to ask the prescriber who knows your full history and the plan of care. Best wishes for a healthy pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can taking 200 mg prometrium (micronized progesterone) vaginally 5 DPO affect my next cycle's ovulation? Will my periods come on time while on promethium?when 2 stop taking it?

Can taking 200 mg prometrium (micronized progesterone) vaginally 5 DPO affect my next cycle's ovulation? Will my periods come on time while on promethium?when 2 stop taking it?

Hopefully pregnant: With the help of prometrium (micronized progesterone) you will hopefully achieve pregnancy. A pregnancy test around the time of your anticipated period will tell. Do the test even though you may start your period. If the test is negative, stop the prometrium (micronized progesterone). If the test is negative and there is no menses, then repeat the test in another week, and stop the prometrium (micronized progesterone), if the second test comes back negative. ...Read more

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I'm TTC and my doctor put me on 200 mg of micronized progesterone daily, every day. Will this interfere with my ovulation?

I'm TTC and my doctor put me on 200 mg of micronized progesterone daily, every day. Will this interfere with my ovulation?

Clarify with doctor : Progesterone is sometimes used for certain conditions in the second half of the cycle in women trying to conceive. If you were told to take it daily all month long then contact your doctor and clarify the plan. ...Read more

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endometrial echo: 10.3mm normal? Im 21 years old taking prometrium..

 endometrial echo: 10.3mm normal? Im 21 years old taking prometrium..

No vaginal bleeding?: ...then acceptable range of endometrial thickness is 8-11 mm. NB: the risk of carcinoma is ~7% if the endometrium is >11 mm, and 0.002% if the endometrium is <11 mm. Please note that normal endometrium changes in appearance as well as in thickness throughout the menstrual cycle. Ref. https://radiopaedia.org/articles/endometrial-thickness ...Read more

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What is prometrium (micronized progesterone) used for?

Progesterone: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is a bio identical hormone which is used to initiate withdrawal bleeding after a cycle where ovulation doesn't occur or it can be used to support a pregnancy when the Progesterone level is too low. ...Read more

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What will happen if you drink while taking prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

Not much: Not much will happen if you drink while taking promethium. Moderation is always advisable when it comes to alcohol, and women should never drink during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is prometrium (micronized progesterone) protecting my lining if been taking for months and lining got thick again?

Is prometrium (micronized progesterone) protecting my lining if been taking for months and lining got thick again?

Prometrium (micronized progesterone): I'm a bit unsure of what you are asking. Are you taking Prometrium (micronized progesterone) every day without a break? If so, why? Are you in menopause, and is this being given to you along with estrogen? If you know enough to speak about the thickness of your lining. Clearly you are seeing a doctor who is doing ultrasounds. I would like to help, but am a bit confused. ...Read more

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I am scared I have been taking my prometrium (micronized progesterone) for thick lining on day 14 is that wrong did i cause lining not to thin?

Prometrium (micronized progesterone): Prometrium (micronized progesterone) only thins a lining if it is taken in high daily doses for a very prolonged period of time. When taken for, say, 10-14 days it can thicken a lining. Once stopped, if not pregnant, the lining breaks down and sheds/bleeds. I hope this helps... By the way - i'm in your neck if the woods! i saw a new patient from miami just yesterday! ...Read more

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When should period come when taking prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

Varies: Usually 7 to 14 days after the last pill. This is only if the uterine lining is thickened with estrogen simulation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Prometrium allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Prometrium allergy?

Misguided Reaction: Prometrium allergy is a misguided reaction by the immune system of the body to Prometrium that often produces unpleasant symptoms. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

Progesterone: It is a micronized progesterone. It can also be called a bio identical progesterone. The chemical structure is the same as the Progesterone produced by the ovary in a woman's body. ...Read more

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Is the micronized progesterone any different from regular progesterone?

Is the micronized progesterone any different from regular progesterone?

Micronized P4: Practically speaking, for someone using progsterone, no. Progesterone does not dissovle well in water, and so it's poorly absorbed unless micronized in oil. You can think of 'micronized' as meaning dissolved, although it's not quite identical. ...Read more

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How long does prometrium (micronized progesterone) stay in your system? Does it build up over time and how long before its depleted?

About 1 day: Half life is around 28 hours, meaning half is gone every 28 hours you don't take it. You don't build up a store of it either. So within a few days, it is gone from your system hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can prometrium (micronized progesterone) capsules be inserted vaginally?

Can prometrium (micronized progesterone) capsules be inserted vaginally?

Yes: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) capsules can be taken vaginally. When a woman is pregnant and needs extra Progesterone that is usually the way it is given. I have occasionally had my non pregnant patients take Prometrium (micronized progesterone) vaginally. The capsule needs to be inserted in the vagina up near the cervix at bedtime. ...Read more

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Can oral micronized progesterone make you fat?

No.: There is no real evidence that taking Progesterone or other hormones with cause you to gain weight. 20 years ago when birth control pills were much higher doses of hormones than they are today gained a reputation for creating "water weight" gain ..... But that was patient complaint, not medical evidence. Micronized Progesterone is not likely to contribute to any weight changes you experience. ...Read more

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Can prometrium (micronized progesterone) make a cyst larger?

Can prometrium (micronized progesterone) make a cyst larger?

No: There is no reason and no real way for Prometrium (micronized progesterone) to cause any kind of ovarian cyst to grow. Cysts may grow larger, but it is not caused by the prometrium (micronized progesterone). ...Read more

Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
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Micronized Progesterone (Definition)

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


Dr. Steven Griggs
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Prometrium (Definition)

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