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What is low progesterone ?

What is low progesterone ?

Progesterone: Progesterone is made by the ovaries after ovulation. When there is low Progesterone there is either no ovulation or very suboptimal ovulation. ...Read more

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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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What effects does high progesterone have?

What effects does high progesterone have?

Various: High Progesterone levels can be a contraceptive, and are used as such by gyn's. Other effects may include tiredness, vaginal dryness, high Insulin levels, decreased Insulin sensitivity, weight gain, reduced sex drive and depression. Is your Progesterone level high or have you been taking Progesterone for some reason? Either way, consult your gyn doc. ...Read more

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Is progesterone an estrogen?

No: Progesterone is another ovarian hormone quite distinct from estrogen. One major effect of Progesterone is stabilization of an early pregnancy. ...Read more

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How do I use progesterone cream?

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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How I check my progesterone level ?

Only by doctor: There is no home test for progesterone. If you have a suspicion of a problem with this, you should see your gynecologist and have an assessment made as to whether it needs evaluation and why. ...Read more