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Doctor insights on: How Long Can You Take Progesterone During Pregnancy

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Yellow/Brown vaginal discharge with odor during pregnancy is that normal, could it be from my progesterone suppesitory?

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

Dr. James Krick
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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How long can you take progesterone during pregnancy?

How long can you take progesterone during pregnancy?

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 more

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Does cyclogest taken during pregnancy increase progesterone?

Does cyclogest taken during pregnancy increase progesterone?

Cyclo is progesteron: Cyclogest is natural progesterone, so, yes, taken orally or vaginally it can increase Progesterone levels. ...Read more

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Will cyclogest taken during pregnancy, increases progesterone?

Yes: Cyclogest is a vaginal preparation of bio identical progesterone. Used in women who have had previous miscarriages and does not have harmful side effects. ...Read more

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What happened if I have low estrogen during pregnancy since i've been taking progesterone from the first month of my pregnancy?

What happened if I have low estrogen during pregnancy since i've been taking progesterone from the first month of my pregnancy?

Not an issue: We don't measure a woman's Progesterone in pregnancy and i've never heard of it being a concern for a pregnancy. Your body will be making estrogen during your pregnancy, but there is no such thing as 'low' estrogen in pregnancy. ...Read more

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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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Why shouldn't I take progesterone supplements throughout the entire pregnancy?

No risk or benefit: There is no reason that you can't continue it your whole pregnancy. It is of no benefit beyond 36 weeks but it won't do you or your baby any harm. ...Read more

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Does progesterone fluctuate during pregnancy? Mine dropped from 20 to 14. Is this concerning/foreshadowing of a miscarriage?

It can: Your history says you are 24 weeks pregnant. There is no value in checking Progesterone levels at this gestation as no conclusions can be made form the results. ...Read more

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