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How Long Can You Take Progesterone During Pregnancy
Yellow/Brown vaginal discharge with odor during pregnancy is that normal, could it be from my progesterone suppesitory?
Possible BV: You may have an infection like bacterial vaginosis. It is treated with a vaginal gel or pull and is one of the most common causes of vaginal discharge with odor. You should see your doctor and have them examine you and treat you if needed especially since you are pregnant. Sometimes infections that are untreated can increase your risk for preterm delivery. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Which progesterone?: You can take Progesterone through the entire pregnancy, but its seldom useful after the 12th week. There is a preparation called 17-hydroxy-progesterone (17-ohp) that is often called 'progesterone, ' leading to confusion. 17-ohp is given in the second and even third trimesters to reduce early delivery - they're not the same drug or for the same purpose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My pregnancy progesterone levels were quite low.I am on 200mg progesterone.I m 8wks pregnant.Till when I've to take progesterone? Entire pregnancy?
Pregnancy: I hope you will be seeing your obstetrician regularly. Please discuss progedterone use at each clinic visit. ...Read more
20 week's on progesterone injec 2 a week. Level is 34.0. Dr . not ready to take me off 100 mg. Is this normal or will I be on threw out pregnancy?
What happened if I have low estrogen during pregnancy since i've been taking progesterone from the first month of my pregnancy?
I've recently had 3 miscarriages. My last pregnancy i had low progesterone. This pregnancy i dont. If i take prog pills bc history will it be harmful?
Unlikely: Progesterone supplementation is almost never harmful - although if it isn't necessary or helpful i recommend against it. Have you talked with your doctor about this? Have you been evaluated for recurrent miscarriage? Progesterone is only one of several possible causes. As a footnote, for women who need progesterone, taking it orally doesn't give adequate replacement. ...Read more
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