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What to do about polycystic ovarian syndrome(pcos) and preventing cancer: progesterone only or combination birth control pills?

What to do about polycystic ovarian syndrome(pcos) and preventing cancer: progesterone only or combination birth control pills?

Either is: okay to lower your risk of endometrial cancer. It is important to not go more that 3-4 months without having a period. Using a progesterone only or combo OCP is a good choice. Once in menopause, you don't need either. ...Read more

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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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Can progesterone cream be used to treat estrogen dominance in someone with pcos instead of bcp?

Can progesterone cream be used to treat estrogen dominance in someone with pcos instead of bcp?

Yes, but...: It can but you would need to be monitored very carefully with bloodwork and ultrasounds. Cream that is compounded may not be absorber in a predictable way. And also you never really know the exact dose you are getting. So to protect yourself you need to be monitored carefully by a reproductive endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Pcos woman takes Spironolactone that make spotting,what should be taken to prevent such spotting? Can progesterone pessaries help example cyclogest?

Birth control pills: A popular for PCOS patients who need menstrual cycle control is to take birth control pills. Cyclic Progesterone is another option but is often not as effective. Weight loss is key is the PCOS patient is overweight. ...Read more

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Natural progesterone cream instead of prometrium (micronized progesterone) work? How do I get the progest. I need without prescription, is it worth using cream for infertility?

Natural progesterone cream instead of prometrium (micronized progesterone) work? How do I get the progest. I need without prescription, is it worth using cream for infertility?

Drugs are similar: "natural" Progesterone and Prometrium (micronized progesterone) are really the same medication.Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is the only brand name Progesterone in a micronized capsule. Normally Progesterone would be digested by the gut, so it needs to be made differently. For both these you would need a physician prescription, but there are lower dose, less refined alternatives available otc or online. Not infertility meds by themselves. ...Read more

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Does emerita pro-gest USP progesterone cream really help people with low progesterone and pcos?

Does emerita pro-gest USP progesterone cream really help people with low progesterone and pcos?

Irregular periods: Pcos is a common syndrome where most patients have irregular or absent periods, acne, abnormal female hair growth and weight gain. Not all have all of these symptoms. It is due to a complex imbalance if Insulin and the female hormones. Weight loss is key to prevent diabetes and other medical conditions. Progesterone cream will not likely help. ...Read more

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How do OCPs help to treat PCOS if they dont help to ovulate? Does that means ovary still contains cysts after years of taking OCPs?

How do OCPs help to treat PCOS if they dont help to ovulate? Does that means ovary still contains cysts after years of taking OCPs?

Multiple: Note, there are likely variants of PCOS & all women may not have the same cond. There's a lot of new info about PCOS. But OCP's remain a main tx. A major rare risks of PCOS is uterine CA. OCP's sig protect against it. They also may directly modify the dz, lower T, DM risk & other sx's. Lastly, OCP's dec the # of follicles(cysts) & MAY dec a hormone related to its cause & help prep the ovary for tx ...Read more

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How contraceptives helps to fight ovarian cysts?

How contraceptives helps to fight ovarian cysts?

FSH suppression: FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) produced in the pituitary signals ovarian follicles to grow, sometimes to the size of a cyst. Estrogen in birth control pills suppresses FSH production. Less FSH, less growth of cysts. ...Read more

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Can natural progesterone cream be used instead of bcp to treat pcos and underlying symptoms like irregular menses?

Can natural progesterone cream be used instead of bcp to treat pcos and underlying symptoms like irregular menses?

No, it cannot: Progesterone cream does not address the issues that need to be dealt with in pcos. And also, depending on the progesterone, it may act more like an androgen, a male-like hormone. Natural Progesterone creams are not used for treating irregular menses. Please see your gyn or an endocrinologist for proper treatment. I am concerned that this cream can make things worse. ...Read more

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Does the use of emerita progest cream reduce the menstrual cycle? I only use it after ovulation to treat pcos. My acne has reduced.

Does the use of emerita progest cream reduce the menstrual cycle? I only use it after ovulation to treat pcos. My acne has reduced.

Possible: Depending on the concentration, how much you use, and how often, you may see some mild changes in timing and amount of cycle. Most otc Progesterone creams are poorly absorbed and little gets into the blood stream. ...Read more

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How can I use progesterone to induce period?

How can I use progesterone to induce period?

Sure: You can take Provera (medroxyprogesterone) tablets 10 mg daily for 10 days from Day 16 to Day 25 of your cycle, or you can take Provera (medroxyprogesterone) 20mg daily day 21 to Day 25 of your cycle. You can also just get a Progesterone injection at the doctor's office. You can also use natural Progesterone in 100mg or 200mg doses just like Provera (medroxyprogesterone). You can also use suppositories or a vaginal gel or cream. ...Read more

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Day21 Progesterone 15.8 Estrogen 380, I am 39 ttc are these nbrs ok or will the high estrogen inhibit conception? Do I need progesterone cream?

Day21 Progesterone 15.8 Estrogen 380, I am 39 ttc are these nbrs ok or will the high estrogen inhibit conception? Do I need progesterone cream?

Day 21 P: A day 21 Progesterone of 15 is high enough to indicate that ovulation likely occurred. We can now draw conclusions based on a Estrogen level. Based on this information we can not conclude that Progesterone cream is needed but you can discuss that with your treating Obgyn ...Read more

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Do Duphaston cure or lessen polycystic ovary?

Do Duphaston cure or lessen polycystic ovary?

Not at all : Progesterone can be used to help trigger menstrual cycles in people with pcos but it does not sure it or fix the underlying problem. If you are obese weight loss is the cure for pcos. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how fertility doctors use hormones to increase fertility in IVF treatment?

More Eggs: Hormones are given to increase the number of eggs that mature. It can also improve the lining of the uterus and improve with implantation. ...Read more

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On cabergoline not for tumor, will it increase progesterone & estrogen as i begin to ovulate more consistently. ?

On cabergoline not for tumor, will it increase
progesterone & estrogen as i begin to ovulate more consistently. ?

Why cabergoline: If it's not a tumor, it means that the tumor is too small to find or you have an elevated prolactin for another reason such as psychiatric meds. Otherwise, there's no need to take cabergoline. If your prolactin is elevated, and then lowered with cabergoline, you may have improvement in hormone secretion and more normal ovulation and possible fertility. ...Read more

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How to control hair growth on leg.i thnk antrogen hormone causes hair growth.how can i control it.what type of exercise help ovulation..is cycling gud?

How to control hair growth on leg.i thnk antrogen hormone causes hair growth.how can i control it.what type of exercise help ovulation..is cycling gud?

All exercise is good: No exercise helps ovulation. Why do you think you have xs androgen????? Do you have unwanted hair on other areas? Do you have normal menstrual periods? Acne? Loss of scalp hair? Any meds, birth control, hormones? Hairy legs is usually a genetic trait and is considered sexually attractive by some men. OK to shave, laser, etc if you wish. If you fear hormone abnormality, see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How do estrogen and progesterone hormones change with age?

How do estrogen and progesterone hormones change with age?

Levels Decrease: As the body ages, the levels of these hormones diminish. Replenishment of hormones to optimal, physiological levels has been shown to alleviate age-related changes in your body. For a long description of the role and importance of these two hormones, visit: http://doctorscotts.Com/bioidentical-hormones.Php hope this answers your question! ...Read more

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