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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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How does the progesterone IUD (mirena) work in the body?

How does the progesterone IUD (mirena) work in the body?

Multiple actions : The Progesterone works mainly by thickening the mucous at the cervix to kill and block sperm. It also slows the movement of the fallopian tube and thins the lining of the uterine cavity. ...Read more

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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. Denise Elser Dr. Elser
Gynecology
years in practice
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Is there anyone who can not use a progesterone IUD (mirena)?

Is there anyone who can not use a progesterone IUD (mirena)?

Yes: No: pregnant, breastfeeding, current uterine/cervical infection, liver disease, allergy to iud, current breast ca, some women with uterine anomalies (abnormally shaped uterus). Yes: adult women, teenagers, women who've not yet given birth, women with history of ectopic pregnancy, or history of pelvic inflammatory disease or sexually transmitted disease. Even some postmenopausal women. ...Read more

Dr. Jamal Mourad Dr. Mourad
Obstetrics & Gynecology
22 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. J. Kyle Mathews Dr. Mathews
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
29 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper Dr. Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
47 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Raj Syal Dr. Syal
Obstetrics & Gynecology
29 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Dr. Karen Jones Dr. Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
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Dr. Gerard Honore Dr. Honore
Fertility Medicine
25 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Having side effects from mirena (levonorgestrel).I have lots of cysts growing on my ovary.Ob wants to use implanon can I use a 20mg topical progesterone instead?

Having side effects from mirena (levonorgestrel).I have lots of cysts growing on my ovary.Ob wants to use implanon can I use a 20mg topical progesterone instead?

Confusing: Progestin iud like Mirena (levonorgestrel) does not 'cause' ovarian cysts. Normal ovaries always have follicular and/or luteal cysts, are you certain your cysts are not normal? Finally 'no, ' topical progsterone cream will not impact ovarian cysts or ovarian cycle at all. ...Read more

Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen Dr. Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
43 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams Dr. Phelan-adams
Family Medicine
years in practice
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Possibility of mirena being defective ? releasing too much progesterone? On 3rd (1st fully expelled, 2nd partially expelled) no s/e on the 1st two - now severe pain (Admitted to hospital) post insertion which continues 2.5 weeks & nipple sensitivity

Possibility of mirena being defective ? releasing too much progesterone? On 3rd (1st fully expelled, 2nd partially expelled) no s/e on the 1st two - now severe pain (Admitted to hospital) post insertion which continues 2.5 weeks & nipple sensitivity

There are really: 2 issues here. While I can't say for sure if it's releasing levonorgestrel too quickly, I can say that your uterus doesn't like having it there. There are a couple of contraceptives that are very effective but aren't inserted into the uterus: Deep-provera shots given every 3 months; implanted devices like Implanon and Nexplanon are 3 that come to mind. Discuss this w/ your gyn! ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Baumann Dr. Baumann
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2017 years in practice
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Henry Dorn Dr. Dorn
Obstetrics & Gynecology
21 years in practice
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
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When i got the Depo-Provera shot, i had a period/spotting for almost 2 months. Is it likely i'll have the same problem with mirena (levonorgestrel)? (both progesterone based)

When i got the Depo-Provera shot, i had a period/spotting for almost 2 months. Is it likely i'll have the same problem with mirena (levonorgestrel)? (both progesterone based)

Depends: Many women start Depo-Provera or Mirena (levonorgestrel) at the wrong part of their cycle, often right before the start of their period. Since a drop in your Progesterone usually triggers the period, starting Progesterone at this time creates an imbalance which results in prolonged bleeding. Make sure to get the Mirena (levonorgestrel) right after your period ends, or ask about adding estrogen for a short time if bleeding persists. ...Read more

Dr. Timothy Raichle Dr. Raichle
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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I still have heavy flooding periods each month . Had new mireana fitted and doc recommend taking progesterone as well, why is this?

I still have heavy flooding periods each month . Had new mireana fitted and doc recommend taking progesterone as well,  why is this?

Is workup complete?: In a 52 year old with heavy periods that are poorly controlled, a review of the workup should reveal: 1. A well documented history of the bleeding 2. A well documented exam of the uterus 3. An ultrasound 4. Labs, including CBC and tsh 5. Definitely an endometrial biopsy 6. Possibly a sonohysterogram to rule out polyps if this is all normal, and nothing is working, consider an ablation. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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What do estrogen and progesterone do in the body?

What do estrogen and progesterone do in the body?

A lot!: They arorgormones & answer is complicated . Estrogen builds up the uterine lining, protects bones, maintains elasticity of arteries, maintains youthful skin by keeping collagen to prevent wrinkling and sagging, Progesterone combats effects of estrogen in the uterus to prevent excessive periods. It is the first hooke lost in peri menopause . It prevents sodium retention and has a rob in pregnanc. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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What is progesterone estrogen ratio in female's body?

What is progesterone estrogen ratio in female's body?

Varies : The estrogen progeterone ratio is not something anyone would check. Levels change dramatically throughout the cycle so checking this number would not be clinically useful. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman Dr. Derman
Fertility Medicine
29 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Do progesterone and estrogen have different affects on our body?

Yes: These are two different reproductive female hormones which are both necessary but have very different effects. ...Read more

Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Does taking progesterone help increase estrogen in the body? I have problem with low estrogen.

Does taking progesterone help increase estrogen in the body? I have problem with low estrogen.

No: Although both estrogen and Progesterone are female hormones, they have very different effects on the body and will not increase estrogen levels. ...Read more

Dr. Bryan Treacy Dr. Treacy
Gynecology
31 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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How long does it talke cyclogest (progesterone) to dissolve in the body went put in the bottom?

Variable: I searched message boards and could not find an answer. Since Progesterone suppositories are given twice a day at times, it seems reasonable to assume that they take less than 12 hours to dissolve. ...Read more

Dr. Archibald Miller Dr. Miller
Surgery - Plastics
37 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Could itching all over body be effect of ptl progesterone injection?

Could itching all over body be effect of ptl progesterone injection?

Systemic itching re.: One can have a systemic or total body itching response as an allergic response. The likely source of this response in compounded medicine is the preservative used to protect the medicine. ...Read more

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Mirena (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a women's ...Read more