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Possible: Clumping, small discharge. It's very safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can natural progesterone cream offset the negative effects of synthetic progestin (legonorgestrel)?
no: No. They are both progestins. The cream will work locally but do the same thing. ...Read more
Which among drospirenone containing ocp or cyproterone acetate is more effective in lowering male hormones?
When prometrium (micronized progesterone) stimulates instead of sedates a perimenopausal woman what should be taken? Estrogen in combo with prometrium (micronized progesterone)?
Go see your doctor: While our impression of estrogen for perimenopausal women has changed dramatically over the last decade, it still should be used for right reason, and sedation is not one of them. So go see your prescribing doctor & tell her/him about your side effects so that s/he can offer you some alternatives (rather than just throw more medications at you). ...Read more
Hydroxyprogesterone hexanoate is made from 16-dehydropregnenolone acetate,does it have androgenic activity?
What is the side effect of taking prometrium (micronized progesterone) 200mg during early pregnancy?
Please see below.: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is a brand name for Progesterone (a female hormone), which is sometimes used to maintain a pregnancy. This medication may be used during pregnancy only as directed by your doctor. There is conflicting information about whether progestins may cause harm to an unborn baby. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. ...Read more
Interesting question: Nocturnal secretion of melatonin has been shown to affect secretion of prolactin. To my knowledge melatonin can exacerbate mild hyperprolactinemia. The relationship between Progesterone and prolactin i think is more unclear. We know thatprogesterone can affect prolactin in various ways. I'm curious to know in what context you would like to know the answer to this question? ...Read more
Does taking prometrium (micronized progesterone) 200 mg daily increase risk of ovarian cancer ? Not taking any other hormones
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Weight gain etc: Most of my patients on Premarin (conjugated estrogens) do quite well as the benefits of taking it far out weigh the risks. Weight gain, bloating, breast , uterus cancer, blood clot , ht attack, stoke. These are all very uncommon in a healthy person taking this medication. If you have a uterus you will need to take Progesterone also but if you don't then u can just take estrogen which is safer. ...Read more
Not really: the hydroxyprogesterone family all tend to be anti-androgenic. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more