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Doctor insights on: Low Progesterone Pill

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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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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?

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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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

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

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Can I buy progesterone pills online safely?

No: You should obtain a prescription from your doctor and fill it according to instructions. ...Read more

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Can the progesterone pill make you gain weight?

Can the progesterone pill make you gain weight?

Not usually: For most women, the weight changes seen with the progestin-only birth control pill (if that's what you are referring to) is minimal. Some women say that they are very sensitive to any birth control pills, but each individual's experiences are to be noted and respected. ...Read more

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Missed dose of progesterone (pill) can I take my next dose this morning and again tonight?

Yes: It is critical that a Progesterone only pill be taken at the same time each day. A back-up form of contraception should be used or you should abstain from intercourse for at least 2 days if the pill is taken > 3 hours late or missed on any given day. You should resume taking your pill as soon as possible. ...Read more