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Doctor insights on: Dangers Of Taking Progesterone When Smoking

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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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Need to take progesterone cream. Are there dangerous side effects?

Need to take progesterone cream. Are there dangerous side effects?

No!: Progesterone creams used intravaginally for women sometimes give mild itching or irritation, the gels also may 'clump' and give discharge. On the skin, irritation sometimes occurs. There are no medically important risks or major side effects to these creams! ...Read more

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Is fatigue from progesterone 100mg days 12-26 of cycle dangerous?

Is fatigue from progesterone 100mg days 12-26 of cycle dangerous?

No: Progesterone supplements can causes sleepiness for some individuals. This is a common issue. Often people take it at night to help get a good night sleep. It is not dangerous. It should not be causing extreme fatigue. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to use progesterone cream while taking the progestogen-only pill? I use the cream for hot flushes and the pill for painful periods

Is it dangerous to use progesterone cream while taking the progestogen-only pill? I use the cream for hot flushes and the pill for painful periods

Not dangerous: You can take both at the same time but the Progesterone cream will not help you with the hot flashes. Also the Progesterone only pills have some limitations/side effects. If there are no contraindication to take bcp that contain estrogen those birth control pills might be a better option. ...Read more

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Dtr pregnant. Has had weekly progesterone she had shot tues site red painful dr said infection is this common? Dangerous? Started her on abt

Careful monitoring: Any skin break (a cut or a needle/scalpel from a healthcare worker) risks infection, even if the area is cleaned & disinfected first because deep hair follicles have bacteria & we may not eradicate all. Any medication/ fillers can cause allergic reactions resembling infection. Some infections are more serious.Cellulitis: antibiotics/warm packs. Abscess: drainage. Allergy: antihistamines/steroids. ...Read more

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Was put on under tounge sublingual bio hormones progesterone and estrogen due to low hormones. How long do they take to work and are they dangerous?

Hormones: Generally a woman of 34 should not need supplemental hormone therapy, especially estrogen. Many woman young and peri-menopausal woman have low Progesterone in the later part of their menses (luteal phase), but not estrogen. I am curious why they were prescribed for you and what tests were used to determine you have a deficiency. ...Read more

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17dpo blood work tells I am pregnant. From 14dpo I am spotting brown. Progesterone levels high. Is spotting dangerous?

17dpo blood work tells I am pregnant. From 14dpo I am spotting brown. Progesterone levels high. Is spotting dangerous?

Spotting during: Pregnancy is not necessarily a sign of a problem, but it should be evaluated and closely followed nonetheless. Early bleeding in the first trimester can be the first signs of an incipient miscarriage. Please call OB, and have and evaluation. Also, avoid traveling until it's clear what is going on. If you begin to bleed more heavily, you want to be close to a hospital. Notify OB if you haven't yet. ...Read more

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If I do not have a progesterone difficiency, but I use progesterone cream, am I: 1. In danger. 2. Going to see breast growth?

If I do not have a progesterone difficiency, but I use progesterone cream, am I: 1. In danger. 2. Going to see breast growth?

Why do you: Use Progesterone if you do not have problem (or deficiency?) You are not likely 1) in danger, 2) going to see any breast growth. You might consider stopping this regimen. Good luck! ...Read more

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I recently found out I was pregnant, however my hCG levelsare low, but progesterone normal. S my baby in danger? I'm due in september and I have sle.

I recently found out I was pregnant, however my hCG levelsare low, but progesterone normal. S my baby in danger? I'm due in september and I have sle.

Recheck: Diagnosing pregnnacy early is great but comes with limitations. Early on the only way to confirm a viable pregnancy is to watch the bhcg hormone increase by checking it serially. By 6 weeks your doctor should be able to see it on ultrasound. Good luck. A high Progesterone level is encouraging. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to my health to use female hormone patches on male breasts? How do I get prescription for progesterone?

Is it dangerous to my health to use female hormone patches on male breasts? How do I get prescription for progesterone?

What for?: Why you want to use female hormone patches on your breast at age of 51 years
whatever the purpose of your question is, you should not use female sex hormone patches without consulting a doctor as it can cause side effects
you can only get prescription for Progesterone in us after consulting a physician. ...Read more

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My doctor suggested progesterone shots for preterm labor prevention due to my history but friends on the internet say its dangerous?

My doctor suggested progesterone shots for preterm labor prevention due to my history but friends on the internet say its dangerous?

Safe, effective!: Progesterone intramuscular shots weekly between 16-37 weeks prevent 31-42% of recurrent preterm birth in women previously affected. It is a safe, effective and well-studied intervention and you are highly advised to accept it if your obstetrician recommends it! ...Read more

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Estrogen pessary and progesterone cream, can both be used together to alleviate menopausal dryness and lack of libido? Or is it dangerous combination?

Estrogen pessary and progesterone cream, can both be used together to alleviate menopausal dryness and lack of libido? Or is it dangerous combination?

D/w doctor: Vaginal estrogen cream is usually the treatment of choice for women who have only vaginal dryness, if other symptoms occur then systemic hormones with estrogen and progesterone- (only if uterus is still intact)- are used. A pessary is a device insterted in the vaginal to hold up a bladder or tissue that has fallen down and it does not have any hormones. Women with multiple childbirths may need. ...Read more

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Is estrogel and progesterone dangerous if your mother died of uterine cancer?

Is estrogel and progesterone dangerous if your mother died of uterine cancer?

Probably not: Probably not but best to have a detailed conversation about your family history and other risk factors with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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My GP said that cyclogest (progesterone) passeries have side effect of causing blood clots in early pregnancy? Is it true? Is 8t dangerous to use in early pregnancy

My GP said that cyclogest (progesterone) passeries have side effect of causing blood clots in early pregnancy? Is it true? Is 8t dangerous to use in early pregnancy

Early pregnancy: Two options:
1: Listen to your doctor's comments.
2: Get an opinion from a a different doctor you have never seen. Your family and/or friends will help you. ...Read more

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Trying to conceive, periods will start in 10days but there is cramping like I had in prev miscarriage, my progesterone level is low. Cramping dangerous?

Trying to conceive, periods will start in 10days but there is cramping like I had in prev miscarriage, my progesterone level is low. Cramping dangerous?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking progesterone?

Side effects: Side effects of Progesterone are usually mild, such as fatigue, sleep disturbance, and delayed menses. More serious side effects are rare. ...Read more

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I'm a smoker taking progesterone for dub. Can I use the nictine patch?

I'm a smoker taking progesterone for dub. Can I use the nictine patch?

Yes, you can: As a rule of thumb, always ask your physician before taking any new medicines. Good luck and good choice. ...Read more

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Does taking progesterone help increase estrogen in the body? I have problem with low estrogen.

Does taking progesterone help increase estrogen in the body? I have problem with low estrogen.

No: Although both estrogen and Progesterone are female hormones, they have very different effects on the body and will not increase estrogen levels. ...Read more

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Can treating my high prolactin level regulate my progesterone levels too? I am. Taking dopergin for high prolactin

Can treating my high prolactin level regulate my progesterone levels too? I am. Taking dopergin for high prolactin

Possible: High prolactin can disrupt the whole female hormonal axis. Fixing it is the first step in getting the period normalize. See your doctor as directed. ...Read more

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If my levels are high enough of progesterone, will taking progesterone pills harm me? Is there a such thing at too much

If my levels are high enough of progesterone, will taking progesterone pills harm me? Is there a such thing at too much

Yes there is such a.: Prosterone is a chemical/hormone. It is the main ingredient in depo-prover, an injectable birth control which provides much higher than your natural level to "shut-off" ovulation and overide the effect of your estrogen. Does this have side effects--sure it does. My principle is: if you don't need it, don't use it. Use smallest effective dose when needed. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm taking progesterone oral 100mg 2x daily. M 9 weeks preg. Is this really any help to take it orally or am I taking it and not needing to?

Unsure: Progesterone supplementation has been shown to help in invitro fertilization cycles atrificially stimulated by hormones. It is also helpful to decrease the risk of a premature birth in someone who ha a prior premature birth if taken in the second and third trimesters. I do not think it helps in normal pregnancies in the first trimester. ...Read more

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I am currently taking 25mg of progesterone cream three times a day and 50mg of natural progesterone at bedtime for low progesterone. Is this to much?

No: Progesterone is a naturally occurring hormone, and there do not appear to be any side effects from taking it during pregnancy. If your Progesterone level is low, taking supplements can help prevent miscarriage. ...Read more

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Is amenorrhea from taking a progesterone only pill usual?

Yes-as w depoProvera: Progestin-only containing pills often induce amenorrhea. Same as depo-prover injection which is a progestin-only med. Given every 3 monthsor so and it is almost always result in amenorhea or at least just oligo-menorrhea (little period).
It is good at preventing pregnancy, but not 100%. So double check for pregnancy if you are concerned. Consult your doc...Good luck. ...Read more