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Can it hurt to take pregnancy (pregnacare) vitamins when trying for a baby? Should I use a progesterone cream to increase fertility? I had a miscarrig

Can it hurt to take pregnancy (pregnacare) vitamins when trying for a baby? Should I use a progesterone cream to increase fertility? I had a miscarrig

Take vitamins: It is always wise to start prenatals before getting pregnant. If you had a miscarriage check 25-oh vit d3 blood level. Vit d deficiency is associated with infertility. Low Progesterone can be caused by stress and insufficient zinc. Avoid dairy, wheat and sugar which grow unfavorable bacteria in the GI tract and may decrease mineral absorption. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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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 low progesterone responsible for my inability to conceive? Fertility work up says I am good, but progesterone is low.

Is low progesterone responsible for my inability to conceive?  Fertility work up says I am good, but progesterone is low.

Sometimes: It's infrequent but low progesterone levels can sometime have a role in infertility. However, I would suspect that your age is the primary factor behind your infertility. A fertility specialist will help you with all the factors to optimize your pregnancy chances Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

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How do progesterone shots work for fertility? And how long should you be on them while trying to conceive?

How do progesterone shots work for fertility? And how long should you be on them while trying to conceive?

Fertility?: Progesterone shots do not affect your fertility directly - at all. They can be used to start a period if you are late or skipped, they can be used to 'supplement' luteal Progesterone if a woman has luteal phase defect - which is not a fertility problem. There are no other medically appropriate uses, hope this helps! ...Read more

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I am 46 yrs old. 'm trying to get pregnant with my 3rd baby. Last month i had 15 progesterone &117 estrogen. Would that be compatible with fertility?

I am 46 yrs old. 'm trying to get pregnant with my 3rd baby. Last month i had 15 progesterone &117 estrogen. Would that be  compatible with fertility?

Yes: Although successful fertility declines as moms age, the Progesterone level shows that you ovulated. To predict the likelyhood of success, it may be more helpful to see an fsh level. In women in their 40s rising fsh levels show that the ovary's reserve is declining. But based on the labs you have the ovaries are working. ...Read more

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What is the primary function of progesterone in fertility treatments?

What is the primary function of progesterone in fertility treatments?

Support: Progesterone is essential to supporting the endometrial lining for pregnancy. Under the influence of progesterone, the lining luteinizes, supplying important support for the embryo. Progesterone stabilizes the lining, and prevents an early period flow. "pro-gestation". ...Read more

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Why is glucophage (metformin) and parlodel Used for treating fertility? Can it also rides my progesterone levels?

Why is glucophage (metformin) and parlodel Used for treating fertility? Can it also rides my progesterone levels?

Glucophage, (metformin) parlodel: The doctor who prescribed those medicines for you - I an not sure why - must explain the reasons for these meds. If the doctor gives you a hard time for asking this - see a diffierent gynecologist! ...Read more

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I'm 47. What do 85.8 pg/ml estradiol and 13.45 ng/ml progesterone, after 10 inj of menopur 75ui starting on day 2 of the cycle say about fertility?

I'm 47. What do 85.8 pg/ml estradiol and 13.45 ng/ml progesterone, after 10 inj of menopur 75ui starting on day 2 of the cycle say about fertility?

Your ovulated: The testing shows that you ovulated but not much more. Unfortunately at age 47, the chances for successful pregnancy (except through donor egg) are extremely low regardless of the treatment and diagnosis. ...Read more

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How safe is progesterone tablets for pcos fertility treatment?

How safe is progesterone tablets for pcos fertility treatment?

Safe; sometimes used: Progesterone or artificial versions (progestins) can be safely used to induce a period for women with pcos who have very few periods (less than 4 a year) or no periods. It does not improve your chances of conceiving because it induces bleeding, not ovulation (egg release). Progesterone can also be given for low Progesterone levels in the 2nd half of a cycle, or to support an early pregnancy. ...Read more

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"i'm 47. Last month on d/21 of the cycle i had 85.8 pg/ml estradiol & 13.45 ng/ml progesterone after 10 vials of menopur 75.Is it ok for fertility?

Yes and no: Those hormone levels are in the normal range (showed you ovulated). But since you asked if it's 'ok for fertility', the average likelihood of pregnancy success (take-home-baby in a 47 year old is 2% at best. I hope this information helps. Dr. Roseff www.Reproendo.Com www.Ivfmd.Com. ...Read more

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Can low bbt's be an indication of fertility issues? 96.5 -97.4 pre ovulation. Like low progesterone? Should i get tested? Trying to conceive x5 months

Can low bbt's be an indication of fertility issues? 96.5 -97.4 pre ovulation. Like low progesterone? Should i get tested? Trying to conceive x5 months

No!: "low bbt" is not a problem at all. Your temps as given are all normal. This does not indicate a Progesterone problem (which isn't very common anyway.) should you get tested? Talk with your doctor and reach a decision you are both comfortable with, i'd vote no. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does vitamin b complex help with low progesterone and fertility? Is there any harm in taking it?

Does vitamin b complex help with low progesterone and fertility?  Is there any harm in taking it?

Yes,safe as long as:: There is research showing that b6 in doses of 200-800 mg/day can raise Progesterone levels, but doses above 250 mg/day can cause neuropathy so limit it to 100 mg 2x/day- esp. A form that included pyridoxal 5-phosphate. Other nutrients may also help. See https://sites.Google.Com/site/miscarriageresearch/hormones-and-miscarriage/progesterone-research/how-to-increase-progesterone. ...Read more

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I was taking 100mg Clomid (clomiphene) from day 3- 7. My progesterone level is 3.6. on day 21. Do you think i should take stronger medication, or should I go to the fertility specialist, because right now I go to gynecologist.

I was taking 100mg Clomid (clomiphene) from day 3- 7.  My progesterone level is 3.6. on day 21. Do you think i should take stronger medication, or should I go to the fertility specialist,  because right now I go to gynecologist.

You may: A progesterone level of 3.6 (day 21) implies ovulation. However, your doctor may either continue your current dose of 100 mg or increase to 150 mg to increase your chance of pregnancy (superovulation). Note, most women who are going to conceive on clomid (clomiphene) usually do so within the first 3 months. Therefore, a trial of 3-6 months on clomid (clomiphene) is reasonable before seeing a specialist for more potent drug ...Read more

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CD25 progesterone level 14; no fertility meds. Usually have breast tenderness after ovulation, but not this month. Could this mean I'm pregnant?

CD25 progesterone level 14; no fertility meds. Usually have breast tenderness after ovulation, but not this month. Could this mean I'm pregnant?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...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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Are there side effects of progesterone cream?

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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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more