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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 is the normal level of progesterone at 21 day of cycle?

What is the normal level of progesterone at 21 day of cycle?

Different answers,: Most experts agree that a level greater than 10 is consistent with ovulation. Some say levels greater than 6, but that level is considered a little low by most. ...Read more

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Are there foods I can eat that are progesterone rich?

Are there foods I can eat that are progesterone rich?

No: To eat foods containing chemicals known to be similar (in effect) to the body's hormones is usually a bad idea. The dosing would vary each day because the foods never contain the same amount of chemical from meal to meal, people don't eat the same meals each day, foods from different farms have different levels of chemicals, etc... The only way to get exact amounts is by approved, purified drugs. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms to look out for when progesterone is high?

Pregnant?: A high Progesterone is normal the second half of the menstrual cycle and during pregnancy. Other than those 2 situations, there really aren't any conditions that cause naturally high Progesterone levels. ...Read more

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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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How can I apply and use progesterone?

Often use for menses: Porgesterone for 10 days as in provera will give you menses if you have a normal ESTRADIOL LEVEL. ...Read more

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How can I increase my progesterone levels naturally through food?

Don't!: There are no foods that stimulate progesterone. Further, foods traditionally claimed to contain Progesterone such as mexican yams are unregulated, may contain progestins but not progesterone, and do not have a progestogenic effect. Many have an estrogenic effect! if you have a true need for additional progesterone, which most women don't, talk with a knowledgeable doctor. ...Read more

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