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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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Progesterone level drop from 30@9w to 17@13w, spotting and cramping (also have 1.8cm SCH). Should I be concerned about the p4 drop? Do I need supps?
Miscarried once 2yrs ago. Now 8w pregnancy, progesterone drop from 12.1 to 10.4 in days, ob gave progesterone 100mg capsule, is it safe?
OBGYN says blood hormone levels normal only elevated estrogen, not perimenopausal. Isn't estrogen dominance a sign of progesterone drop=perimenopause?
With one random test!!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Low progesterone, 13%drop in hcg, but ultrasound showed yolk sac and fetal pole. If started on progesterone asap, might there be a chance?
Very little to no chance
Drop in HCG may be due to unhealthy baby ...Read more
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?
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
If a corpus luteum cyst ruptures in early pregnancy, does it cause progesterone levels to drop where it could cause a miscarriage?
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