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I want to quit the pill I'm 21 and it's causing me vaginal issues. I need to balance my hormones I suffer from cramps. Should I use progesterone drops?

I want to quit the pill I'm 21 and it's causing me vaginal issues. I need to balance my hormones I suffer from cramps. Should I use progesterone drops?

A real balancing act: The oral contraceptive pill is made up of synthetic estrogen and a progesterone compound. Because the pill suppresses the pituitary to prevent ovulation, your "natural" hormones are not secreted. To "balance" your hormones, all you need to do is stop the pill and not add anything else and if your vaginal issues don't resolve see a GYN MD. ...Read more

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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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Ttc. My doctor prescribed me vitex for mild PCOS along with progesterone drops. What does vitex do exactly. All I have read is regarding PMS symptoms.

Ttc. My doctor prescribed me vitex for mild PCOS along with progesterone drops. What does vitex do exactly. All I have read is regarding PMS symptoms.

Alternative medicine: B"sd Is your dr a herbalist? "Vitex agnus-castus, also called vitex, chaste tree ... long believed to be an anaphrodisiac but its effectiveness remains controversial.modern uses include premenstrual syndrome, uterine disorders and mastodynia". See Activation of the mu-opiate receptor by Vitex agnus-castus methanol extracts: implication for its use in PMS. J Ethnopharmacol. 2006;106(2):216-21. ...Read more

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How long can a transfer blastocyst day 5 survive in the uterus? What if it partially implants but progesterone level drops and then rises the next day

How long can a transfer blastocyst day 5 survive in the uterus? What if it partially implants but progesterone level drops and then rises the next day

Progesterone: Progesterone levels fluctuate from day to day and hour to hour until pregnancy is well-established — weeks from now. Do not panic about an individual level, what matters to the baby is more-or-less an "average" Progesterone exposure. If you are worried about your progesterone, please discuss these worries with your ivf doctor, he/she is the only one who can make changes if they are needed. ...Read more

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6 week progesterone was 26.1 then at 7 it dropped to 22.5 what does that mean with such a big drop? My hCG got a lot higher 502/6684.

6 week progesterone was 26.1 then at 7 it dropped to 22.5 what does that mean with such a big drop?  My hCG got a lot higher 502/6684.

Probably normal: In this instance I would follow the HCG levels which are elevating nicely. Progesterone levels during pregnancy usually are 25 or higher but this depends upon the lab reference for each laboratory. If you or your doctor are concerned, Progesterone supplementation can be started. ...Read more

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On liquid progesterone w/ varying #s of drops 2x daily. Told can mix w/ juice, what types of juice are best? Also, take inositol powder mixed w/ juice 2x daily, can I take those together in same glass?

Liquid progesterone?: There is no standard replacement regimen (I am aware of) that uses liquid Progesterone drops, so it's hard for me to make a recommendation on mixing. Maybe if you said what medical condition the 'replacement' is for? The oral route (by mouth) is about the least efficient way to deliver doses of Progesterone (meaning you have to swallow a lot to get much delivered to the blood.). ...Read more

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What causes progesterone to drop few days after embryo transfer?

What causes progesterone to drop few days after embryo transfer?

No cause: There's no reason for Progesterone to drop following et, but levels definitely will fluctuate. As long as they are within a (pretty wide) range, they are okay. In most et cycles, supplemental Progesterone is given — you don't say in yours. The dosing is adjusted to keep the levels in range. ...Read more

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How soon after a progesterone drop do menses start? Immediately or a few days?

How soon after a progesterone drop do menses start?  Immediately or a few days?

Depends: Depends on the initial level of progesterone. Once Progesterone starts to decline it can take a few days before the start of the period. ...Read more

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Miscarriage at 4th wk & low progesterone of 5 detected.dnt knw if drop is cos of miscarriage or its always low.shd I take promethium next cycle or not?

Miscarriage at 4th wk & low progesterone of 5 detected.dnt knw if drop is cos of miscarriage or its always low.shd I take promethium next cycle or not?

Miscarriage: The progesterone was low because you miscarried. Low progesterone was not the cause. Talk with your doctor about taking prometrium (micronized progesterone) in the future. ...Read more

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Does my progesterone drop right before my period?

Yes: The Progesterone will drop several days before the period. This drop is what causes the uterine lining shed and for your period to come on. ...Read more

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Once a month my breasts swell & are tender, after this week they resume normal size and I feel sick. Is this a drop in estrogen or progesterone?

Neither: Most of your symptoms are probably due to Progesterone that is secreted by the ovary after ovulation. This is normal. Feeling sick can be due to a couple of things, and can also be normal. You can check with your doctor about the different ways to treat these problems if they are bothering you a lot. ...Read more

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I get my period symptoms but nothing drops. I'm in a stressful job. I used to take progesterone pills and that worked. Are there any natural ways?

It seems that you: Were on the right track with the progesterone therapy. I would suggest seeing an endocrinologist or your primary care physician for other alternatives... BTW Progesterone is a natural hormone. Another suggestion... Homeopathic / Holistic doctors ...Read more

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Once miscarry 2yrs ago. Now 8w pregnancy. Progesterone drop from 12.1 to 10.4 now. HCG good. OB gave me progesterone 100mg capsule?is it safe?help?

Common to use: It is common for doctors to prescribe Progesterone supplementation in the first trimester for a variety of reasons. It is the same hormone produced naturally by your ovaries. ...Read more

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5w 4d pregnant. Progesterone dropped 18 to 12.6 w/ 200 mg vg supplements. Why would it drop? HCG is 5665 doubling 33 hrs Does this mean miscarriage?

No: The fact that your HCG is doubling is very reassuring. The progesterone is used more than a secondary test when the HCG isn't doubling and supplements can be used if it isn't high enough. This does not mean a miscarriage is inevitable. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can I use the light yellow Qlaira pills to delay my period? Have never used pill before. If so, can I start 3d before to stop progesterone drop?

Can I use the light yellow Qlaira pills to delay my period? Have never used pill before. If so, can I start 3d before to stop progesterone drop?

Yes: You could use any combined oral contraceptives to delay your period but make sure you start the pack atleast 2 weeks before your period is expected (which is mid period). You can expect your next period when you are done with the pill pack. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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If a corpus luteum cyst ruptures in early pregnancy, does it cause progesterone levels to drop where it could cause a miscarriage?

If a corpus luteum cyst ruptures in early pregnancy, does it cause progesterone levels to drop where it could cause a miscarriage?

Hard to determine: You need to be closely monitored by an OB. Pregnancy outcome is determined by several factors affecting the body simultaneously and misinterpreting the process may bring unnecessary stress. ...Read more

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S-progesterone result 29.15 nmol/l meaning?

More information: Progesterone levels must be interpreted knowing the exact day of the menstrual cycle. One expects a low number in the first half of the cycle and a high number in the second half if ovulation has occured. ...Read more

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It is a good sign that my progesterone was 34 at 4.5 wks? If I get an u/s and it shows my lining is thin, is there anything I could take?

Above 25: A progesterone level above 25 is a good sign. You can not predict the ultimate pregnancy outcome based on Progesterone levels alone. It is not typical to give medicine based on the endometrial thickness at 4.5 weeks gestation. ...Read more

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What is progesterone?

Progesterone: Suggest you use your search engine to google this for all the information you could want. ...Read more

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What is low progesterone?

Progesterone: Progesterone is made by the ovaries after ovulation. When there is low Progesterone there is either no ovulation or very suboptimal ovulation. ...Read more

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What do 3.6 progesterone mean?

That is level: You don't say if that is a saliva level or a blood level. Progesterone normals vary according to what time of the menstrual cycle. Discuss this with the doctor who ordered the lab. ...Read more

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How to boost progesterone naturally?

Progesterone: Do you know your progesterone level is low?
Why do you think you need to boost it?

A visit to your doctor will sort this out for you. ...Read more

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How can I apply and use progesterone?

Often use for menses: Porgesterone for 10 days as in provera (medroxyprogesterone) will give you menses if you have a normal ESTRADIOL LEVEL. ...Read more

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How do I recognised low progesterone?

How do I recognised low progesterone?

Progesterone: In a reproductive age woman low luteal Progesterone usually means she did not ovulate. In ovulatory cycles if Progesterone is low, it is usually called a luteal-phase defect, although experts disagree about how important it is. Purely theoretically, no Progesterone at all would mean death because your body couldn't make cortisol. ...Read more

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Where can I buy natural progesterone?

Natural progesterone: Thin is available in many places but please first check with your doctor whether it is OK to take the natural product.

Proper chemically made progesterone is clearly prepared and confirmed by the FDA as OK. Not so with other sites. ...Read more

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