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How long does it take the body to absorb the medication in crinone (progesterone gel) gel?

How long does it take the body to absorb the medication in crinone (progesterone gel) gel?

Minutes to Hours: The crinone (progesterone gel) is absorbed throughout the day. This is why it is recommended to place the crinone (progesterone gel) in the morning so it can be absorbed through the day. It uses the warmth of the vaginal canal to assist in absorption.

If your worried about the left over residue it does not mean you didn't absorb the progesterone. ...Read more

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Crinone (progesterone gel) drug prescribed for my husband. Any side effects to make sex unwise?

Crinone (progesterone gel) drug prescribed for my husband. Any side effects to make sex unwise?

Condom use: Would be advised, and you want to have intercourse before putting the med in rather than right after insertion and oral sex not recommended while on the drug. ...Read more

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Is 6wks too late to start crinone (progesterone gel)?

Sooner the better: Progesterone supplementation is more effective the earlier you start it. 6 weeks is not too late in my opinion. ...Read more

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How much higher should your BBT be on crinone (progesterone gel)?

How much higher should your BBT be on crinone (progesterone gel)?

Don't rely on it: With crinone, (progesterone gel) very little of the Progesterone reaches the bloodstream. Progesterone in the bloodstream is what causes the temperature to rise, you may see no effect from Crinone (progesterone gel) on the bbt. ...Read more

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How long does it take for body to absorb crinone (progesterone gel)?

Fast!: The Progesterone in Crinone (progesterone gel) gel is absorbed very quickly through the vagina, less than an hour. The "vehicle, " the gel it's in, will not be absorbed and will spill out, but the hormone is absorbed very quickly. ...Read more

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How long does 8% crinone (progesterone gel) gel take to absorb? Should I be cleaning out any of the build up after use?

Quickly: Some people need to clean out the build up but this takes a few days to occur. We rarely have this happen in our pts by using these tricks. I would recommend not inserting the Crinone (progesterone gel) as far into the vagaina as this creates less buildup (2 fingers widths in only) and putting the Crinone (progesterone gel) in the vagina in the morning. ...Read more

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Crinone (progesterone gel) gel cause discharge?

Crinone (progesterone gel) gel cause discharge?

Yes - normal.: Crinone (progesterone gel) vaginal gel is a great product byut can cause an unsightly vaginal discharge; ignore it if you need the medication. ...Read more

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Stop crinone (progesterone gel) at 5 weeks, will I miscarry?

Stop crinone (progesterone gel) at 5 weeks, will I miscarry?

Unlikely: But it depends on information you have not given: why are you on Crinone (progesterone gel)? Is there a history of miscarriage? How is this pregnancy going? The doctor prescribing your Crinone (progesterone gel) can probably answer this best. ...Read more

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Is there always brown crinone (progesterone gel) with implantation?

Is there always brown crinone (progesterone gel) with implantation?

Implantation: Can cause a brown or bloody discharge, when the fertlilized egg implants, but not always ...Read more

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Fet after 5dp5dt and on crinone (progesterone gel) twice daily my progesterone came 11 is it low?

No: Because Progesterone applied vaginally is absorbed preferentially by the uterine blood vessels, the serum level of 11 ng/ml "understates" the amount of Progesterone present in the uterus where it is helping to support your pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am 5w3d preg. Been using crinone (progesterone gel) for 6 days, due to low progesterone. Should I be "cleaning" myself regularly while using, or let it clean naturally?

Talk w/doctor: Hopefully you're only using products ordered and monitored by your doctor. Don't endanger your pregnancy. The only thing you need to "clean" is your hair, skin and mind. Your body keeps the rest of you clean, don't know what you're referring to, but leave it alone. Can't help and could hurt. ...Read more

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Discharge and irritation common on crinone (progesterone gel) 8% gel?

Yes: It is a good medicine but that those 2 things are the main problems I see in many of my patients who are on the drug. ...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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I'm taking crinone (progesterone gel) for the first time and there's burning. Is this a normal side effect?

No.: Please see your fertility specialist and talk about your symptoms because you may have an allergy to the substrate that is part of your medication, you may need a different formulation. ...Read more

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Should I use crinone (progesterone gel) once I start ovulating? Have low progesterone. 2 recent miscarriages due to it.

Should I use crinone (progesterone gel) once I start ovulating? Have low progesterone. 2 recent miscarriages due to it.

Yes 2days aft Ob: Crinone (progesterone gel) is one of the Progesterone products that can be used to treat Progesterone deficiency. Typically, it is started 2 days after an lh surge. Check with your provider for details. ...Read more

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What will crinone (progesterone gel) do if pregnancy is not achieved?

What will crinone (progesterone gel) do if pregnancy is not achieved?

Not much: Crinone (progesterone gel) if used during a non-pregnancy cycle would just delay the onset of the menses. ...Read more

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Can you have a miscarriage while you are on crinone (progesterone gel)?

Can you have a miscarriage while you are on crinone (progesterone gel)?

Yes: Crinone (progesterone gel) does not prevent miscarriage. And miscarriage can occur with any form of therapy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Crinone (progesterone gel) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Crinone (progesterone gel) allergy?

Misguided reaction: Crinone (progesterone gel) allergy is a misguided reaction by the immune system of the body to Crinone (progesterone gel) that often produces unpleasant symptoms. ...Read more

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How long do u need to take crinone (progesterone gel) 8% when assisted pregnacy with clomid?

How long do u need to take crinone (progesterone gel) 8% when assisted pregnacy with clomid?

8-12 weeks: Different docs have different opinions. While it is probably safe to stop at 8 weeks, many docs will chose to be more cautious and continue it up to 12 weeks. ...Read more

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I'm having crinone vaginal gel filled applicator but yesterday when I wipped my vagina it had samon pink come out mixed with the crinone vaginal gel I'm worried?

I'm having crinone vaginal gel filled applicator but yesterday when I wipped my vagina it had samon pink come out mixed with the crinone vaginal gel I'm worried?

Pink discharge: Pink discharge likely indicates a small amount of blood mixed with the Progesterone gel. You did not mention if you were pregnant or not. If so then consider scheduling a follow up visit with your obgyn to evaluate for bleeding. ...Read more

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Light pink discharge after crinone (progesterone gel) IVF retrieval, normal?

Light pink discharge after crinone (progesterone gel) IVF retrieval, normal?

Likely normal: Most likely this is a little bit of blood in the vagina from the egg retrieval and can be completely normal if you are otherwise feeling fine. Let your ivf nurse or doctor know. Take care and best of luck! ...Read more

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