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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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Will melatonin or prometrium (micronized progesterone) raise prolactin?

Will melatonin or prometrium (micronized progesterone) raise prolactin?

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

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Progesterone micronized can delay menstruation?

Progesterone micronized can delay menstruation?

Yes: The period comes on when Progesterone levels drop. If a woman is taking progesterone, the level will stay high and the period will be delayed. ...Read more

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Is the prometrium (micronized progesterone) a bio identical hormone?

Is  the prometrium (micronized progesterone) a bio identical hormone?

Prometrium (micronized progesterone): Yes. Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is natural Progesterone and is a bio identical hormone to human progesterone. ...Read more

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Heavy bleeding on progesterone gel means early pregnancy?

Heavy bleeding on progesterone gel means early pregnancy?

Not necessarily: The most common reason for the bleeding is your period. Regardless, unless your doctor instructs you otherwise, you should follow your doctor's medication instructions until the scheduled pregnancy test. ...Read more

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When prometrium (micronized progesterone) stimulates instead of sedates a perimenopausal woman what should be taken? Estrogen in combo with prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

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

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49yr f - alora patch (.05) & prometrium (micronized progesterone) (100mg) bleed& clots by 5 days on meds. Prob hormonal imbalance. How to balance? More estr or prometrium (micronized progesterone) ?

49yr f  -  alora  patch (.05) & prometrium (micronized progesterone) (100mg) bleed& clots by 5 days on meds. Prob hormonal imbalance. How to balance? More estr or prometrium (micronized progesterone) ?

Prob. less estrogen: Estrogen causes the lining of the uterus to thicken and later this causes the bleeding. You probably need less estrogen and possible more Progesterone depending on other symptoms. See your doctor to get adjusted. ...Read more

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Would taking prometrium (micronized progesterone) effect a liver hemangioma?

Doctor should help: Some hemangiomas will respond differently than others. The manufacturer recommends against taking Prometrium (micronized progesterone) if you have any 'liver disease.' as with all decisions you have to weigh risks to benefits, but under no circumstances shoudl you decide without your doctor closely invovled. ...Read more

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Is discharge normal with prometrium (micronized progesterone) suppositories?

Yes: With almost all the progesterone formulations it will be normal to have vaginal discharge as the progesterone liquefies. A product called "Crinone" does not have this effect and works the same. ...Read more

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Can heparin effect menstrual cycle?

Can heparin effect menstrual cycle?

Possible: Heparin should not affect the timing of your cycles, however as a blood thinner you may experience heavier bleeding. Let your doctor know if you are having problems with your cycles. ...Read more

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Can prometrium (micronized progesterone) slightly raise someone's blood sugar?

Can prometrium (micronized progesterone) slightly raise someone's blood sugar?

Usually very mild: It can increase it slightly, but the change is usually very slight (if at all) and of no real clinical importance. ...Read more

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Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) prevents uterine cancer when using Estrogen patches?

Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) prevents uterine cancer when using Estrogen patches?

It is an option: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) can counteract or balance the estrogen from patches to prevent uterine cancer but the clinical data for this is limited. Everyone's situation is different but it is an option to discuss with your gyn. Here is a reference on pubmed.gov Climacteric. 2011 Dec;14(6):622-32. Copy and paste that and you will see the study. ...Read more

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What causes uterine cramping after IVF progesterone?

What causes uterine cramping after IVF progesterone?

Not progesterone: Uterine cramping can happen for many reasons - you don't say where in the ivf process you are - but Progesterone does not cause cramping, if anything it tends to relax muscle. ...Read more

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Take 200 mg daily prometrium took blood test cycle day 21 progesterone .9 estrogen 40 fsh 7.2 lh 3.9 progesterone still low?

Take 200 mg daily prometrium took blood test cycle day 21 progesterone .9 estrogen 40 fsh 7.2 lh 3.9 progesterone still low?

FSH: age 50: 200 mg. of prometrium will not raise your progesterone levels above what is noted. An FSH of 7.2 is not menopausal, and indicates that you are producing significant levels of estrogen, just not ovulating, which makes the progesterone level only produced by the prometrium. This is normal for age 50, and your ovaries are still active and productive of estrogen. ...Read more

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What are other reason for recurrent miscarriages besides progesterone, clotting, luteal phase, and chromosome abnormality?

What are other reason for recurrent miscarriages besides progesterone, clotting, luteal phase, and chromosome abnormality?

Uterine cavity: The other really big one you didn't list is uterine cavity abnormalities such as fibroids or congenital abnormalities (septum, etc...). Sadly many many cases of recurrent loss never get a satisfactory diagnosis. ...Read more