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My menstrual cycke has reduced from 36 to 28 to 24 to 17 days after starting emerita progest cream.I have pcos.Is my cycle alright?I'm 20 yrs.
Difficult treatment: Creams are very inconsistent in dosing patterns. I'm not sure why you would be using this therapy whether prescribed or obtained in other ways. If it is prescribed, i would suggest following up with your doctor. For pcos, a combined estrogen / progestin pill is more metabolically positive than Progesterone alone. Hard to know what the bleeding is. Likely not a true cycle. Good luck. ...Read more
My luteal phase is only 7 days. I'm using emerita progest cream since 3 months now. I'm very worried. I hav pcos and i'm 20 yrs old. Please help me.
Same idea: Don't know how you are measuring your "luteal phase." in pcos, if you are using ovulation predictor kits, they will often be positive due to higher background lh based on abnormal physiology and therefore are not very effective. If you are trying for pregnancy, you should not be on progesterone. You should be evaluated by someone who takes special interest in pcos. Good luck. ...Read more
My was recently diagnosed with endometriosis, she was given progest- to take two weeks at a time; she hasn't noticed any change. What else can be done?
Endometriosis Dx: You did not say how endometriosis was diagnosed or what symptoms are you having. It can only be definitively diagnosed with a diagnostic laparoscopy at which time all evident disease should be surgically removed. While the progesterone may reduce some of the pain, it is not going to treat the condition as it has been prescribed or improved the odds of pregnancy if that is your goal. ...Read more
Why do products that don't have progesterone in them cause a woman to feel the affects of actual progesterone increase, like in progest. ?
Receptors: Hormones exert their effect by binding and stimulating specific receptors on cells. How a substance binds to a receptor, how many receptors, how much of the receptor, how potent it is, on what cell for how long determine the effect, not the name of the substance. Good health. ...Read more
Is this normal? My progestrone has increased the last time to 33 is this a viable pregnacy? Or am i at higher risk for m/c cause my original progest
In peri-meno w/3 wks of bleeding! Going away so I got Progest to stop it. It stopped by itself. Take it anyway or could that cause bleeding to resume?
Ask your doctor: The progesterone used in the perimenopause makes the lining mature and the lining sloughs off after you stop the progesterone. In the perimenopause u still have estrogen making the lining grow but only produce progesterone when you ovulate which happens less often. Giving you progesterone is like a medical D&C with the benefit of maturing the lining and thus decreasing the risk of uterine cancer. ...Read more
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I have been using bio-iden. Estrogen/progest for 4 months due to hot flashes & insomnia. Gained a lot of weight. Can i stop or have to do slowly?
Hot flashes: Have you done any testing to determine why you may be having hot flashes? If you have, were the results elevated? If not, what other tests were done? I would recommend getting a better understanding about what could be the underlying cause for the problem rather than trying to adjust the symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
20. 3 day u/s 1.3 CM cervix w/funneling (16. 3 u/s 3 CM cervix w/o funneling). Dr200mg progest tabs-cerclage risky. 21.3 u/s 1.9 w/funneling. Do more.
Not much: I'm so sorry you're going through this, it must be nerve wracking. Your cervix is shortening. I'm sure you're being followed by a maternal fetal medicine specialist, if not, consider a consultation with one. Hopefully the cervix doesn't continue to shorten. Definitely get steroids for fetal lung maturity at 24 weeks. Pelvic rest and off work. Progesterone can't hurt, and may help. Good luck! ...Read more
Just beginning product "progest" for hormone balance, as im low on progesterone only. Is 40mg enough daily? Can I use it every other day?
40mg enough yes/no : Hormone balancing can be very rewarding and can relieve multiple symptoms, some of which you've probably never associated with hormone balancing. The average woman makes about 20 mg of progesterone per day when they're not pregnant. In the last trimester of pregnancy that can go up to about 400 mg per day. There is more to hormone balancing then just progesterone. I use a questionnaire and saliva testing in the office to specifically identify what the hormone imbalance is, so that I can treat more accurately. We only do natural hormone therapy in our office. Depending on how you answer the questionnaire we will order different sets of hormones in the saliva test. We use the saliva testing because we find it to be more accurate than the blood testing. In saliva the hormone is not bound to protein. In the blood some of the hormone will be bound to protein, and the part were most interested in is the free hormone. Depending on the circumstances I often order progesterone, testosterone, estradiol, DHEA, and cortisol (morning afternoon evening and night). This information gives is a very good foundation so that we can then assist our patients in bringing their hormones into balance, which in turn usually relieves multiple symptoms. So to answer your question is 40 mg of progesterone enough to be used on a daily basis there's more information that's needed. Such as are you still menstruating? Understanding how to use progesterone in and around menstruation is very important. For your best results would suggest you consult with a physician that has experience in natural hormone therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers