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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


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Does soy contain estrogen?

Does soy contain estrogen?

Yes: Soy contains phytoestrogens or plant estrogens. These are not the same as the human estrogen, but they have similar biologic activity. They are, however, very dilute in soy products. ...Read more

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How are estrogen & progesterone produced naturally?

How are estrogen & progesterone produced naturally?

By the follicle: An amazing dance of hormones coordinates the reproductive system. One of the thousands of egg sacs that are in the ovary matures each month during the reproductive years. During the first two weeks of the menstrual cycle, the follicle releases estradiol, a potent estrogen. After releasing its egg, the follicle becomes a corpus luteum and makes Progesterone instead. ...Read more

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Does progesterone medine like Duphaston contain hcg?

No: Hcg is only made in the body or given by injection. It is not in any other medication such as progesterone. ...Read more

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Are estrogen pills safe?

Depending: Depends on the type of estrogen. Most synthetic oc's are ok to use for short periods of time to plan or space pregnancy but then i suggest getting off of them long term. We are exposed to so many estrogen like chemicals and other hormones in our polluted environment that minimizing synthetic hormone exposure is best way to avoid increase in cancer risk in later life. ...Read more

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Does soy milk contain estrogen?

Does soy milk contain estrogen?

Not per se: Soy contains plant phytoestrogens which are weak (very weak) activators of the estrogen receptor. The word "estrogen" commonly refers to 17-beta-estradiol, the most potent of the estrogen receptor stimulators found in the natural human circulation. ...Read more

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Will melatonin or prometrium (micronized progesterone) raise prolactin?

Will melatonin or prometrium (micronized progesterone) raise prolactin?

Interesting question: Nocturnal secretion of melatonin has been shown to affect secretion of prolactin. To my knowledge melatonin can exacerbate mild hyperprolactinemia. The relationship between Progesterone and prolactin i think is more unclear. We know thatprogesterone can affect prolactin in various ways. I'm curious to know in what context you would like to know the answer to this question? ...Read more

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Does prenatal pills contain biotin?

Check label: Usually no but you can check the label on the particular brand that you have and see if biotin is listed on the packaging. ...Read more

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Which synthetic estrogen is safest, Estradiol Valerate, Mestranol, or Ethinyl Estradiol?

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Synthetic meds: 1st no such thing as free lunch ie there's always some potential risk or side effect. 2nd FDA only approves meds which they deem benefit greater than risk (tho obviously not w/o disagreement & controversy). 3rd no studies demonstrate benefit of any oral estrogen over another tho some studies suggest topical safe than oral. 4th Natural isn't safe than synthetic ie tobacco is natural but isn't safe! ...Read more

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Does hCG activator pills have estrogen?

Sorry: But there are no HCG activator pills that activate anything, except the transfer of money out of your wallet. Besides, who knows what's in the pills or what harm they could do to you. Why do you think you need your HCG "activated" in the first place. Even if they worked, they wouldn't help you. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Which is better: crinone (progesterone gel) or standard progesterone suppositories?

Crinone (progesterone gel).: Crinone (progesterone gel) is a more absorbable formulation of vaginal Progesterone and approved to prevent preterm birth in women with very short cervix (<15-20 mm) by transvaginal prenatal ultrasound. Suppositories are not approved for that indication! use Crinone (progesterone gel) 8% (90 mg per 1.125g) nightly until 37 weeks if your physician agrees. ...Read more

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Are estrace (estradiol) pills taken vaginally?

Are estrace (estradiol) pills taken vaginally?

Sometimes: Sometimes estrogen is given vaginally when women suffer from atrophy, dry vagina, with menopause. ...Read more

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Recurrent panic attacks in female, 49yrs only appear after ovulation, end at start of menstruation. Symptoms relieved by progesterone containing cream?

Recurrent panic attacks in female, 49yrs only appear after ovulation, end at start of menstruation. Symptoms relieved by progesterone containing cream?

Panic & hormones: You may hart in a calendar when your symptoms show up ( journal) in relationship to our menstrual cycle a d discuss it with your gynecologist. After ovulation Progesterone is at its maximum so i don't think Progesterone cream in the postovlatory phase is indicated but it may ( the panic attack)well be hormonally triggered. ...Read more

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What about pro-gest by emerita? It is supposed to be useful for treating hormonal imbalances and contains USP progesterone. Can that be used?

What about pro-gest by emerita? It is supposed to be useful for treating hormonal imbalances and contains USP progesterone. Can that be used?

Always consult your : Dr before u take any otc meds. Most hormonal pills are a combination of estrogen and Progesterone and not the latter by itself.http://www.drugs.com/mtm/progest.html ( check out this link). ...Read more

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Does progesterone medine like Duphaston contain hcg?

No: Hcg is only made in the body or given by injection. It is not in any other medication such as progesterone. ...Read more

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Why do birth control pills contain a high amount of progesterone?

Progesterone: Because that is the active pharmaceutical agent. ...Read more

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Emergency contraceptives use levongestrel as the progesterone, so why do yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) yasmin, beyaz contain drospirenone instead?

Emergency contraceptives use levongestrel as the progesterone, so why do yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) yasmin, beyaz contain drospirenone instead?

Side-effects: There are many different types of progesterone. The positive and negative effects of a birth-control pill are determined by the type of progesterone in the pill. Drospirenone is good for preventing water retention and excessive hair growth but it increases the risk of blood clot formation in legs and lungs. Its not effective for emergency contraception. Levonorgestrel works best for this. ...Read more

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Why does the Yuzpe method for emergency contraceptive use levonorgestrel as the progesterone, but yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) yasmin, and beyaz contain drospirenone?

Why does the Yuzpe method for emergency contraceptive use levonorgestrel as the progesterone, but yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) yasmin, and beyaz contain drospirenone?

Contraception: Some of those can not be used effectively for emergency contraception. Check reference chart to see which oral contraceptives can be used for emergency contraception and at what doses. http://ec.princeton.edu/questions/dose.html#dose ...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

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What is low progesterone ?

Progesterone: Progesterone is made by the ovaries after ovulation. When there is low Progesterone there is either no ovulation or very suboptimal ovulation. ...Read more

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What do 3.6 progesterone mean?

That is level: You don't say if that is a saliva level or a blood level. Progesterone normals vary according to what time of the menstrual cycle. Discuss this with the doctor who ordered the lab. ...Read more

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How to boost progesterone naturally?

Progesterone: Do you know your progesterone level is low? Why do you think you need to boost it? A visit to your doctor will sort this out for you. ...Read more

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How can I apply and use progesterone?

Often use for menses: Porgesterone for 10 days as in provera (medroxyprogesterone) will give you menses if you have a normal ESTRADIOL LEVEL. ...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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Where can I buy natural progesterone?

Natural progesterone: Thin is available in many places but please first check with your doctor whether it is OK to take the natural product. Proper chemically made progesterone is clearly prepared and confirmed by the FDA as OK. Not so with other sites. ...Read more

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What effects does high progesterone have?

Various: High Progesterone levels can be a contraceptive, and are used as such by gyn's. Other effects may include tiredness, vaginal dryness, high Insulin levels, decreased Insulin sensitivity, weight gain, reduced sex drive and depression. Is your Progesterone level high or have you been taking Progesterone for some reason? Either way, consult your gyn doc. ...Read more