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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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What natural progesterone cream would you recommed?

What natural progesterone cream would you recommed?

None of them!: 'natural' Progesterone creams do not contain progesterone, they contain plant products that may-or-may not have progestogenic effects. Sadly, many (such as mexican yam products) contain compounds that are actually estrogenic in action. Please - talk with a doctor who can prescribe Progesterone if you need it. ...Read more

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What are the risks of using progesterone cream?

What are the risks of using progesterone cream?

Not absorbed: Progesterone cream is not very well absorbed from the skin. Therefore, you have no way of knowing how it affects your body. It is not recommended. ...Read more

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Can progesterone cream be used while on bcp?

Yes: But remember that the birth control pill is providing high levels of Progesterone already, much higher than what your body would be producing. Your young, it would be safe in the short run, but there is nothing to gain unless ur doctor has another plan. Gd luck. ...Read more

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Want to start taking maca for menopause symptoms can I use it with progesterone cream. ?

Maca & Menopause: Maca is a natural plant protein that can help increase testosterone levels naturally. It helps women with energy and muscle building which we can lose in menopause. It is not great for estrogen/progesterone related symptoms of hot flashes, mood swings or dryness. You can use Progesterone simaltaneously as long as you are a good candidate for hormone replacement. ...Read more

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What are the effects (good and bad) of using over-the-counter progesterone cream for estrogen dominance?

What are the effects (good and bad) of using over-the-counter progesterone cream for estrogen dominance?

OTC progesterone: The bad: they rarely contain progesterone, when they do you don't know how much is being delivered, 'estrogen dominance' is not a disease or well-defined abnormailty. Women with amenorrhea because of ovulatory problems can get good help in lots of ways, these creams are not one of them. ...Read more

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I just started using a natural progesterone cream. Is there any interaction taking an occasional Xanax (alprazolam) along with the cream?

I just started using a natural progesterone cream. Is there any interaction taking an occasional Xanax (alprazolam) along  with the cream?

No: There are no known interactions between the two. However if more than 'occasional, ' xanax (alprazolam) is not the greatest treatment for anxiety. In addition, if both drugs are prescribed, your pharmacy will automatically check all your prescriptions against each other for interactions and let you know before you even take one. If one is not prescribed, you shouldn't be taking it. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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A friend of mine is using progesterone cream and it has enlarged her breasts. What Will progesterone cream do if I use it an am on BCpill?

A friend of mine is using progesterone cream and it has enlarged her breasts. What Will progesterone cream do if I use it an am on BCpill?

Hmm: Progesterone should not cause breast enlargement: I suspect the reason your friend's cream might do that is that natural Progesterone creams do not contain any progesterone: they nearly always have plant compounds that act like estrogens. I wouldn't use them for any reason, esp. not if you count on your BCP. ...Read more

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Should you stay away from progesterone creams if your problem is low estrogen? It worked well when my estrogen was high but now its low. TY!

Should you stay away from progesterone creams if your problem is low estrogen? It worked well when my estrogen was high but now its low. TY!

I don't know: why you would want to use progesterone cream. What are you treating with this therapy? This is something you need to discuss w/your ob/gyn ...Read more

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Found out Ive low estrogen, but Ive been using progesterone cream. Helpful? Not helpful? No difference? Also what is normal range for progest/test?

Found out Ive low estrogen, but Ive been using progesterone cream. Helpful? Not helpful? No difference? Also what is normal range for progest/test?

Low estrogen ?: Estrogen production from ovaries can continue well beyond the cessation of menstrual periods. A serum test for "FSH" can determine if a woman is menopausal. Progesteron by itself will not alleviate the effects of low estrogen, however. See your healthcare professional for lab tests and advice, since more information is required to answer your question completely. ...Read more

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How do I use progesterone cream?

What for?: If you are using a prescription progesterone for luteal supplementation (such as Crinone (progesterone gel) (r) gel) it is inserted in the vagina with an applicator, usually in the evening. If you are using any other cream for other purposes you will have to ask the doctor that recommended it. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of using progesterone cream?

May/may not b good: Progesterone vaginal gel - brand name crinone, (progesterone gel) is an fda approved medication for the use of hormonal support during fertility treatment and also for hormone replacement and to induce bleeding in some women who do not have a period (pcos for example). Progesterone cream applied to the skin is used sometimes for menopausal hormone replacement but this use is not well-established. ...Read more

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Are there side effects of progesterone cream?

Are there side effects of progesterone cream?

Usually not: A short answer is 'few to none.' it may depend on what cream you use, where you use/apply it, how often, and for what purpose. Progesterone creams used intravaginallyfor 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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Are there any side effects of overdosing on progesterone cream?

Are there any side effects of overdosing on progesterone cream?

Not really: First of all, it is very hard to overdose on the cream and secondly Progesterone is very bening. However, if one uses it inapropriately in terms of timing it can alter cycles and make timing very confusing. ...Read more

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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