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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

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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Where can I buy progesterone cream?

Where can I buy progesterone cream?

A pharmacy: With a prescription, you can buy it at most pharmacies. If you don't have a prescription and need one, you can see your doctor or call Health-Tap Concierge. You can chat, or do a video consult with a doctor in your state who can prescribe you progesterone cream if appropriate. Or you can drive to Mexico and buy it in a Mexican Pharmacy without a prescription. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What are the benefits of using progesterone cream?

What are the benefits of using progesterone cream?

May/may not b good: Progesterone vaginal gel - brand name crinone, (progesterone gel) is an fda approved medication for the use of hormonal support during fertility treatment and also for hormone replacement and to induce bleeding in some women who do not have a period (pcos for example). Progesterone cream applied to the skin is used sometimes for menopausal hormone replacement but this use is not well-established. ...Read more

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What natural progesterone cream would you recommed?

What natural progesterone cream would you recommed?

None of them!: 'natural' Progesterone creams do not contain progesterone, they contain plant products that may-or-may not have progestogenic effects. Sadly, many (such as mexican yam products) contain compounds that are actually estrogenic in action. Please - talk with a doctor who can prescribe Progesterone if you need it. ...Read more

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How can you use progesterone cream..Need serious medical advice?

Why use it ?: The purpose in using it is not clear from the qustion. Some situations warrant vaginal use for fertility medicl advice may be needed. ...Read more

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I am currently taking 25mg of progesterone cream three times a day and 50mg of natural progesterone at bedtime for low progesterone. Is this to much?

No: Progesterone is a naturally occurring hormone, and there do not appear to be any side effects from taking it during pregnancy. If your Progesterone level is low, taking supplements can help prevent miscarriage. ...Read more

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Are there side effects of progesterone cream?

Usually not: A short answer is 'few to none.' it may depend on what cream you use, where you use/apply it, how often, and for what purpose. Progesterone creams used intravaginallyfor women sometimes give mild itching or irritation, the gels also may 'clump' and give discharge. On the skin, irritation sometimes occurs. There are no medically important risks or major side effects to these creams. ...Read more

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What are the risks of using progesterone cream?

Not absorbed: Progesterone cream is not very well absorbed from the skin. Therefore, you have no way of knowing how it affects your body. It is not recommended. ...Read more

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