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Can prometrium (micronized progesterone) capsules be inserted vaginally?

Can prometrium (micronized progesterone) capsules be inserted vaginally?

Yes: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) capsules can be taken vaginally. When a woman is pregnant and needs extra Progesterone that is usually the way it is given. I have occasionally had my non pregnant patients take Prometrium (micronized progesterone) vaginally. The capsule needs to be inserted in the vagina up near the cervix at bedtime. ...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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Progesterone insertion gel will delay menses coming?

Progesterone insertion gel will delay menses coming?

It may: The period comes when estrogen and Progesterone levels drop, causing the lining of the uterus to shed. Taking Progesterone inserts may delay the period. ...Read more

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Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) hormones remain inside the uterus?

Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) hormones remain inside the uterus?

Yes It does: Mirena is a plastic device that contain levonorgestrel a female hormone that makes changes in the cervical mucus and uterine lining making it harder for the sperm to reach sperm to the uterus and hard for fertilized sperm to attach to the uterus So the answer is yes the hormone remains in the uterus ...Read more

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Is discharge normal with prometrium (micronized progesterone) suppositories?

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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Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) prevents uterine cancer when using Estrogen patches?

Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) prevents uterine cancer when using Estrogen patches?

It is an option: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) can counteract or balance the estrogen from patches to prevent uterine cancer but the clinical data for this is limited. Everyone's situation is different but it is an option to discuss with your gyn. Here is a reference on pubmed.gov Climacteric. 2011 Dec;14(6):622-32. Copy and paste that and you will see the study. ...Read more

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Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD move when using a vaginal suppository?

Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD move when using a vaginal suppository?

Not in vagina : An intrauterine device is located in your uterus not your vagina. Putting something in the vagina does not affect an iud. ...Read more

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What is prometrium (micronized progesterone) used for?

Progesterone: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is a bio identical hormone which is used to initiate withdrawal bleeding after a cycle where ovulation doesn't occur or it can be used to support a pregnancy when the Progesterone level is too low. ...Read more

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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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When prometrium (micronized progesterone) stimulates instead of sedates a perimenopausal woman what should be taken? Estrogen in combo with prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

When prometrium (micronized progesterone) stimulates instead of sedates a perimenopausal woman what should be taken? Estrogen in combo with prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

Go see your doctor: While our impression of estrogen for perimenopausal women has changed dramatically over the last decade, it still should be used for right reason, and sedation is not one of them. So go see your prescribing doctor & tell her/him about your side effects so that s/he can offer you some alternatives (rather than just throw more medications at you). ...Read more

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Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) hormones remain in the uterus?

Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) hormones remain in the uterus?

Correct: Mirena (levonorgestrel) secretes a low dose of Progesterone that basically triggers a local effect on the endometrial lining inside the uterus and in the cervical mucous. ...Read more

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Which is better: crinone (progesterone gel) or standard progesterone suppositories?

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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My IUI done 2 days ago..Progesterone insert for Vaginal or rectal?

My IUI done 2 days ago..Progesterone insert for Vaginal or rectal?

Usually vaginal: altho you "could" do it either way. Best if you can ask your doctor what he/she wants! ...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

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Is the prometrium (micronized progesterone) a bio identical hormone?

Is  the prometrium (micronized progesterone) a bio identical hormone?

Prometrium (micronized progesterone): Yes. Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is natural Progesterone and is a bio identical hormone to human progesterone. ...Read more

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Pregnant & on 200 mg prometrium (micronized progesterone) vaginally.I insert the capsule at night,but hv to get up in 2-3 hrs to pee.Worried if prometrium (micronized progesterone) leaks out?

Pregnant & on 200 mg prometrium (micronized progesterone) vaginally.I insert the capsule at night,but hv to get up in 2-3 hrs to pee.Worried if prometrium (micronized progesterone) leaks out?

Here's some...: Did you see something leaking out? To see is to believe. Largely, a suppository of this nature should melt for absorption in 2-3 hours. But nowadays, do HPT in a week after missing period & repeat it in a week if the first test was (-) or still in doubt; HPT is easy to get & use with high accuracy and reliability so to relieve a great stress for all sexually active women. ...Read more

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