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Dr. Seth Derman
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Progesterone Gel (Overview)

Progesterone gel is a vaginal agent which is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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What will crinone (progesterone gel) do if pregnancy is not achieved ?

What will crinone (progesterone gel) do if pregnancy is not achieved ?

Not much: Crinone (progesterone gel) if used during a non-pregnancy cycle would just delay the onset of the menses. ...Read more

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Dr. Seth Derman
39 doctors shared insights

Progesterone Gel (Overview)

Progesterone gel is a vaginal agent which is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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20 weeks clear watery fluid/discharge, pooling visualized, cerclage placed 5 days ago/nightly progesterone gel; 3 docs checked fluid for ferning/nitrazine, all negative, ok or chance of false neg?

20 weeks clear watery fluid/discharge, pooling visualized, cerclage placed 5 days ago/nightly progesterone gel;  3 docs checked fluid for ferning/nitrazine, all negative, ok or chance of false neg?

Ultrasound: An ultrasound measurement of your amniotic fluid could be done and repeated in 24 hours to see if there is any significant change. Most likely it is fine if three separate doctors have ruled out rupture, but if the discharge and pooling continue, you need more evaluation. ...Read more

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Yellow/Brown vaginal discharge with odor during pregnancy is that normal, could it be from my progesterone suppesitory?

Yellow/Brown vaginal discharge with odor during pregnancy is that normal, could it be from my progesterone suppesitory?

Possible BV: You may have an infection like bacterial vaginosis. It is treated with a vaginal gel or pull and is one of the most common causes of vaginal discharge with odor. You should see your doctor and have them examine you and treat you if needed especially since you are pregnant. Sometimes infections that are untreated can increase your risk for preterm delivery. ...Read more

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Is 6wks too late to start crinone (progesterone gel)?

Sooner the better: Progesterone supplementation is more effective the earlier you start it. 6 weeks is not too late in my opinion. ...Read more

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How much higher should your BBT be on crinone (progesterone gel)?

Don't rely on it: With crinone, (progesterone gel) very little of the Progesterone reaches the bloodstream. Progesterone in the bloodstream is what causes the temperature to rise, you may see no effect from Crinone (progesterone gel) on the bbt. ...Read more

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How long does it take for body to absorb crinone (progesterone gel)?

How long does it take for body to absorb crinone (progesterone gel)?

Fast!: The Progesterone in Crinone (progesterone gel) gel is absorbed very quickly through the vagina, less than an hour. The "vehicle, " the gel it's in, will not be absorbed and will spill out, but the hormone is absorbed very quickly. ...Read more

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How long does it take the body to absorb the medication in crinone (progesterone gel) gel?

Minutes to Hours: The crinone (progesterone gel) is absorbed throughout the day. This is why it is recommended to place the crinone (progesterone gel) in the morning so it can be absorbed through the day. It uses the warmth of the vaginal canal to assist in absorption. If your worried about the left over residue it does not mean you didn't absorb the progesterone. ...Read more

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How long does 8% crinone (progesterone gel) gel take to absorb? Should i be cleaning out any of the build up after use?

Quickly: Some people need to clean out the build up but this takes a few days to occur. We rarely have this happen in our pts by using these tricks. I would recommend not inserting the Crinone (progesterone gel) as far into the vagaina as this creates less buildup (2 fingers widths in only) and putting the Crinone (progesterone gel) in the vagina in the morning. ...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

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


Dr. Seth Derman
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Crinone (Definition)

Crinone is a vaginal agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more