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Need to take progesterone cream. Are there dangerous side effects?

Need to take progesterone cream. Are there dangerous side effects?

No!: Progesterone creams used intravaginally for 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

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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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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Are there any side effects of overdosing on progesterone cream?

Are there any side effects of overdosing on progesterone cream?

Not really: First of all, it is very hard to overdose on the cream and secondly Progesterone is very bening. However, if one uses it inapropriately in terms of timing it can alter cycles and make timing very confusing. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reverse side effects of natural progesterone cream?

What is the best way to reverse side effects of natural progesterone cream?

Lower the dose: During the normal menstrual cycle, Progesterone levels vary greatly. Thus, for many women who use Progesterone the dose has to vary depending on estrogen levels and other factors. For adjustments, cream rather than capsules allow for better regulation of dose. Generally start with a low dose such as 1/8 teaspoon of Progesterone cream. And work up slowly. ...Read more

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Are there risks or side effects of using progesterone cream(wild yam)?

Are there risks or side effects of using progesterone cream(wild yam)?

These may be: Used for a variety of conditions, but the only one that has any shred of scientific backing is local estrogen supplementation in early menopause-- but even here the scientific evidence doesn't back up the claims. The risks include stimulation of estrogen sensitive malignancies. Also they should be avoided in pregnancy and breast feeding. In summary, probably a waste of money. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of progesterone?

What are the side effects of progesterone?

GERD/vaginal dischar: Vaginal Progesterone (prochieve or crinone) is a very safe and effective intervention to prevent preterm birth in women with asymptomatic short cervix! topical irritation or discharge can occur but are rarely a cause to stop the therapy. If you have gerd (reflux) or constipation the extra Progesterone will make them worse. Talk to your obstetrician to determine if this is a good idea for you. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking progesterone?

Side effects: Side effects of Progesterone are usually mild, such as fatigue, sleep disturbance, and delayed menses. More serious side effects are rare. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed 1ML of progesterone creme twice daily to help control menopausal symptoms is this safe, what are the side effects?

Progesterone: Please go online and read all you can about effects of progesterone. Then you need to find out why your did not discuss this properly with you!! ...Read more

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What side effects should I be concerned about with Progestrone 100 mg ev other day versus bioidentical Progesterone? Age 59, no female surgeries.

What side effects should I be concerned about with Progestrone 100 mg ev other day versus bioidentical Progesterone? Age 59, no female surgeries.

Bioidentical hormone: Bio identical hormone therapy has risks just like pharmaceutical hormones. The hormones have hormone actions just like pharmaceutical hormone replacement, but with less standardization and safety standards. They have side effects and risks, just as pharmaceutical replacement. If you need hormone replacement, i would recommend regulated hormone replacement vs. Unregulated hormone replacement ...Read more