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Is amenorrhea from taking a progesterone only pill usual?

Is amenorrhea from taking a progesterone only pill usual?

Yes-as w depoProvera: Progestin-only containing pills often induce amenorrhea..Same as depo-prover injection which is a progestin-only med..Given every 3 monthsor so and it is almost always result in amenorhea or at least just oligo-menorrhea (little period). It is good at preventing pregnancy, but not 100%..So double check for pregnancy if you are concerned..Consult your doc...Good luck. ...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


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Amenorrhea dueto pcos.started progesterone pills 7 days ago to start cycle. Today is 8th day and no period. How long should I wait b4 calling doc?

Amenorrhea dueto pcos.started progesterone pills 7 days ago to start cycle. Today is 8th day and no period. How long should I wait b4  calling doc?

When you stop it: Were you given the progesterone for 10 days? If so then we would expect you to have a period when you stop taking the progesterone. If you do not have a period at that point then call your GYN. ...Read more

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I had and MRI due to amenorrhea and low progesterone , it shows pituitary gland smaller than usual. Does size affect function?

I had and MRI due to amenorrhea and low progesterone , it shows pituitary gland smaller than usual. Does size affect function?

Usually not: The size of the pituitary usually does not relate to the function. Some people have an "empty sella", where you cannot see the pituitary gland at all, but still have normal pituitarty function. ...Read more

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At what age should you stop taking estrogen and progesterone treatments for primary amenorrhea?

Variable : From now until the next 10 years would be okay and dependent on your preference. ...Read more

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28 y/o quit bcp after 5 years due to no libido. Now estrogen is Low normal range and amenorrhea for 4 months. Dr suggests progesterone/estrogen. safe?

28 y/o quit bcp after 5 years due to no libido. Now estrogen is Low normal range and amenorrhea for 4 months. Dr suggests progesterone/estrogen. safe?

HRT is safe when: monitored by your doc. I much prefer bioidentical hormone therapy. You work w/a compounding pharmacy with this. See a book by Suzanne Somers called "Ageless." Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My gyn can't figure out what causes it. Please help: normal FSH, low but normal LH, too low oestradiol and progesterone, amenorrhea.

My gyn can't figure out what causes it. Please help: normal FSH, low but normal LH, too low oestradiol and progesterone, amenorrhea.

Well...: you should have full thyroid function tests done including TSH, free T3 (liothyronine) and free T4, as well as Prolactin level. Also, a pregnancy test! :-) there is nothing to panic or worry, this is not a serious problem at this time How about a DHEA-Sulfate level as well as a testosterone levels? ...Read more

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Amenorrhea, acne, migraines, fatigue, easy bruise. Need bring on period. Re says wait;ob says progesterone; pcp says workup on cushing's. Who do I listen?

Amenorrhea, acne, migraines, fatigue, easy bruise. Need bring on period. Re says wait;ob says progesterone; pcp says workup on cushing's. Who do I listen?

Cushing's workup: Without delay, even if it's unlikely. And congratulations to your primary care physician for the right answer. The key to good medical practice is to think of the most serious treatable entity, and rule it in or out. ...Read more

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amenorrhe since sep after stopping the pill. Tests show very low progesterone. Should I take medication or keep waiting to see if hormones balance out

Consider treatment: The low Progesterone levels may mean you are not ovulating. If you want to get pregnant, you may need the help of a medication such as Clomid (clomiphene). Its not a bad idea to wait a year to see if you can do it on your own. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lang
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Amenorrhea (Definition)

Amenorrhea is a symptom in which a woman does not have menstrual periods. Secondary amenorrhea means the woman had periods previously, but now doesn't have periods. Primary amenorrhea means the ...Read more