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Are progesterone creams good menopause treatments?

Are progesterone creams good menopause treatments?

Not very good: In natural or surgical menopause (removal of both ovaries) the problem is lack of estrogen. Giving estrogen to women who have not had their uterus removed (hysterectomy) increases the risk of uterine cancer, so we give Progesterone or synthetic progestins to protect the uterus. Progesterone as skin cream is not enough to protect the uterus, but can reduce hot flashes and does not prevent bone loss. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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Does anyone know how estrogen creams relate to menopause and bleeding?

Does anyone know how estrogen creams relate to menopause and bleeding?

Estrogen & Menopause: Depends on the cream, but about 50% of women after menopause will grow a lining if stimulated by estradiol. Think of Estradiol as a fertilizer. Then we come in with the "lawnmower" which is progesterone, often in a 10-day burst every few months to remove the lining. ...Read more

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Will progesterone cream help with peri-menopausal symptoms like depression, anxiety?

Will progesterone cream help with peri-menopausal symptoms like depression, anxiety?

Unlikely: In my clinical experience it is highly unlikely, although individual results might vary. It can't hurt to try for a short while, but don't expect a miracle. Further, be aware the otc 'progesterone creams' rarely contain any actual Progesterone (especially the mexican yam extracts, ) and the amount and bioavailability is pretty unreliable - sorry to say. ...Read more

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Cream watery discharge in post menopausal woman. Examined by consultant(scan + interna) - Clear .However still have discharge -suggestions please?

Cream watery discharge in post menopausal woman. Examined by consultant(scan + interna) - Clear .However still have discharge -suggestions please?

Various causes: Possible causes include atrophic vaginitis from Estrogen deficiency, Yeast, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, gonorrhea and chlamydia are others. Urinary incontinence can often look like vaginal discharge. In rare cases fistula formation between the bladder and vagina or vaginal and rectum can cause discharge. ...Read more

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How long does it take a Premarin (conjugated estrogens) cream to work? I am menopausal and sex is painful.

How long does it take a Premarin (conjugated estrogens) cream to work?  I am menopausal and sex is painful.

Vaginal estrogen: Vaginal Estradiol takes at least a couple of weeks to change weak vaginal tissue back to a heathy resiliant vagina. I personally prefer to prescribe bio-identical Estradiol (some brand names are Estrace vaginal cream or vagifem vaginal tab or Estring (estradiol) vaginal ring) to restore vaginal health. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about post-menopause and estriol cream - help!?

Can you tell me about post-menopause and estriol cream - help!?

Vaginal dryness: Estriol cream works great to help vaginal dryness in women who are post-menopausal, especially when they are sexually active. The partnership may become positively effected from a woman getting relief from vaginal dryness. ...Read more

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I am 30 years old and im not going thru menopause, can I use a progesterone cream ?

Yes: Especially if you have irregular or anovulatory cycles. A quality Progesterone appropriately used may be of benefit. ...Read more

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I am 31 years old and im not going though menopause, can I still use a progesterone cream ?

I am 31 years old and im not going though menopause, can I still use a progesterone cream ?

Absolutely Yes: Bioidentical Progesterone for details seek dr john lee's information at www.Johnleemd.Com. This cream can be taken in cyclical fashion and it reduces your risk of breast cancer 50%, strengthen bone at 3% per year, elevates mood, reduces body fat and only side effect is sleepiness so put it on at bedtime and use it to good advantage. ...Read more

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Want to start taking maca for menopause symptoms can I use it with progesterone cream. ?

Maca & Menopause: Maca is a natural plant protein that can help increase testosterone levels naturally. It helps women with energy and muscle building which we can lose in menopause. It is not great for estrogen/progesterone related symptoms of hot flashes, mood swings or dryness. You can use Progesterone simaltaneously as long as you are a good candidate for hormone replacement. ...Read more