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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can progesterone suppositories damage pregnancy?

Can progesterone suppositories damage pregnancy?

No: There are literally millions of pregnancy exposures with no evidence of any damage. ...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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Does progesterone cream increase risk of pregnancy?

Does progesterone cream increase risk of pregnancy?

It depends when used: Progesterone supplementation after ovulation can increase the chance for implantation and ongoing pregnancy in women with a luteal phase deficiency (suboptimal Progesterone production). Progesterone taken prior to ovulation may cause the endometrium to become secretory and may lower the chance for conception. Progesterone cream alone should not be used for contraception. ...Read more

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Does taking Progesterone suppositories early in pregnancy help prevent a miscarriage?

Does taking Progesterone suppositories early in pregnancy help prevent a miscarriage?

Sometimes: In some women, repeated miscarriages are caused by a lack of progesterone in early pregnancy. These women can often carry the pregnancy if they are given progesterone supplementation such as progesterone suppositories. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Vagisil cream okay during pregnancy?

Yes : All the azole creams are safe during and are the preferred method of treatment during pregnancy. However always consult with your ob/gyn before treating. ...Read more

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Can progesterone suppositories really raise progesterone levels in early pregnancy and keep the pregnancy full term?

Can progesterone suppositories really raise progesterone levels in early pregnancy and keep the pregnancy full term?

Yes and maybe: Progesterone suppositories do raise Progesterone levels in early pregnancy, both the level in the blood, and the amount of hormone reaching the lining of the uterus. Keeping a pregnancy full term depends on a number of factors, including whether or not the baby is genetically normal, and you having a normal uterus. ...Read more

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Does Clomid (clomiphene) help progesterone levels for a pregnancy@?

Does Clomid (clomiphene) help progesterone levels for a pregnancy@?

Once the corpus: Luteum (maturing egg) starts producing estrogen/progesterone, it feedbacks to the hypothalamus and pituitary gland to inhibit gnrh/lh/fsh production. Clomid (clomiphene) selectively inhibits the estrogen receptor in the hypothalmus which 'tricks' the body to release more fsh, which inturn causes growth of more ovarian follicles, and subsequently rupture of follicles resulting in ovulation to increase fertility. ...Read more

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Does cyclogest taken during pregnancy increase progesterone?

Does cyclogest taken during pregnancy increase progesterone?

Cyclo is progesteron: Cyclogest is natural progesterone, so, yes, taken orally or vaginally it can increase Progesterone levels. ...Read more

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5.4 weeks pregnant. Hcg is 9,000. Progesterone is 12.2. Progesterone too low?

5.4 weeks pregnant. Hcg is 9,000. Progesterone is 12.2. Progesterone too low?

Early pregnancy: at 9000, your pregnancy should be visible by vaginal u/s. Progesterone levels of about 15 generally signify a healthy intrauterine pregnancy. Your MD may consider Progesterone supplementation, based on the ultrasound findings ...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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Will cyclogest taken during pregnancy, increases progesterone?

Yes: Cyclogest is a vaginal preparation of bio identical progesterone. Used in women who have had previous miscarriages and does not have harmful side effects. ...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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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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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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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

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