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Doctor insights on: Progesterone Cream

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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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Is estrace (estradiol) cream better than vagifem?

Is estrace (estradiol) cream better than vagifem?

Depends : Estrace (estradiol) is better for exterior vulvar and entrance atrophy and therefore better for intercourse discomfort. It is probably equal to vagifem for vaginal estrogenization. ...Read more

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Does hydrocortisone valerate cream rexpire?

Does hydrocortisone valerate cream rexpire?

Yes: Check tube. Dpending on age of tube it is good for 1-2 years after prescription is filled. ...Read more

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Crinone (progesterone gel) gel cause discharge?

Crinone (progesterone gel) gel cause discharge?

Yes - normal.: Crinone (progesterone gel) vaginal gel is a great product byut can cause an unsightly vaginal discharge; ignore it if you need the medication. ...Read more

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Is hydrocortisone valerate cream for acne?

Is hydrocortisone valerate cream for acne?

NO: This is a steroid cream and may actually worsen acne. It is used to treat inflammation, such as a skin allergy or eczema. ...Read more

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Hydrocortisone acetate cream 1% effectiveness for rashes?

Hydrocortisone acetate cream 1% effectiveness for rashes?

1% Hydrocortisone cr: 1% Hydrocortisone is usually okay for rashes . Some rashes like eczema will not repond as well at times and will need stonger steroid cream. ...Read more

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Will crinone (progesterone gel) 8% progesterone supplement work if applied outside the vagina?

Will crinone (progesterone gel) 8% progesterone supplement work if applied outside the vagina?

Unlikely : Crinone (progesterone gel) should be inserted in the vagina with the applicator just as the instructions say. It is not intended to be used externally. ...Read more

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Will topical estrogen cream help prevent wrinkles?

Will topical estrogen cream help prevent wrinkles?

No: The only proven way to minimize the development of wrinkles is prevention of skin damage, good health, a family history of robust skin and gentle conscientious cleansing with the use of a good moisturizer. So don't smoke, eat healthy carotene rich foods, apply sunscreens and cleanse your skin of make-up residues etc. At least once a day. Retin-a helps; particularly with oily skin. ...Read more

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Which is better: crinone (progesterone gel) or standard progesterone suppositories?

Which is better: crinone (progesterone gel) or standard progesterone suppositories?

Crinone (progesterone gel).: Crinone (progesterone gel) is a more absorbable formulation of vaginal Progesterone and approved to prevent preterm birth in women with very short cervix (<15-20 mm) by transvaginal prenatal ultrasound. Suppositories are not approved for that indication! use Crinone (progesterone gel) 8% (90 mg per 1.125g) nightly until 37 weeks if your physician agrees. ...Read more

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Will hydrocortisone cream or clotrimazole cream affect the contraceptive implant?

Will hydrocortisone cream or clotrimazole cream affect the contraceptive implant?

I can't imagine so: There'd be no reason for that to happen. But if you want to be sure - ask the provider who did the implant for a list of any things you need to avoid. Always feel free to ask about any Rx or treatment. How to optimize it and how to avoid problems. Take care! ...Read more

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Is discharge normal with prometrium (micronized progesterone) suppositories?

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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Does emerita pro-gest USP progesterone cream really help people with low progesterone and pcos?

Does emerita pro-gest USP progesterone cream really help people with low progesterone and pcos?

Irregular periods: Pcos is a common syndrome where most patients have irregular or absent periods, acne, abnormal female hair growth and weight gain. Not all have all of these symptoms. It is due to a complex imbalance if Insulin and the female hormones. Weight loss is key to prevent diabetes and other medical conditions. Progesterone cream will not likely help. ...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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Can prometrium (micronized progesterone) capsules be inserted vaginally?

Yes: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) capsules can be taken vaginally. When a woman is pregnant and needs extra Progesterone that is usually the way it is given. I have occasionally had my non pregnant patients take Prometrium (micronized progesterone) vaginally. The capsule needs to be inserted in the vagina up near the cervix at bedtime. ...Read more

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Does using estrace (estradiol) vaginal cream cause hip pain?

Does using estrace (estradiol) vaginal cream cause hip pain?

Hip Pain: No association between use of Estrace (estradiol) use and hip pain. Many things can effect the pelvic floor muscles that females encounter. Pelvic floor dysfunction may give hip pain. ...Read more