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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

Dr. Seth Derman
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Progesterone Gel (Definition)

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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)?

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 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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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

Dr. Seth Derman
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Crinone (Definition)

Crinone is a vaginal agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more