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Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more


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Could progesterone mask miscarriage in first trimester?

Could progesterone mask miscarriage in first trimester?

No: A miscarriage would be notable for decreasing HCG levels. The Progesterone level would not affect that assessment. ...Read more

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Should I use crinone (progesterone gel) once i start ovulating?Have low progesterone. 2 recent miscarriages due to it.

Should I use crinone (progesterone gel) once i start ovulating?Have low progesterone. 2 recent miscarriages due to it.

Yes 2days aft Ob: Crinone (progesterone gel) is one of the Progesterone products that can be used to treat Progesterone deficiency. Typically , it is started 2 days after an lh surge. Check with your provider for details. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take progesterone to prevent miscarriage when pregnant?

Is it safe to take progesterone to prevent miscarriage when pregnant?

Yes: However there is no good evidence that Progesterone prevents miscarriages. Most miscarriages are caused by genetic problems that occur during the fertilization process and are natures way of ending a pregnancy that is not destined to be normal. ...Read more

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Im 6w2d pregnant & taking oral progesterone due to miscarriage & low prog at pregnant confirmation with ob. My symptoms r disappearing. Is it possible for progesterone to mask the symptoms of a miscarriage?

Im 6w2d pregnant & taking oral progesterone due to miscarriage & low prog at pregnant confirmation with ob.  My symptoms r disappearing.  Is it possible for progesterone to mask the symptoms of a miscarriage?

No: Progesterone will not mask a miscarriage. Progesterone therapy will seldom prevent a miscarriage. Miscarriages are very common - occurring in 1/5 of pregnancies at least. Most miscarriages are due to large chromosomal/ genetic abnormalities which occur at conception. We have no control over these and they seem to be a matter of chance. If you miscarry once again there are further tests to do. ...Read more

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Lack of Progesterone caused 2 miscarriages. Allergic to BC pill. Face swelled taking Vitex. Related? Suppliments that help? Taking progest When Ovulat

Lack of Progesterone caused 2 miscarriages. Allergic to BC pill. Face swelled taking Vitex. Related? Suppliments that help? Taking progest When Ovulat

Talk to your Ob/Gyn: who would refer you to an allergist, as if the problem is allergy to hormones, they would work together to desensitize you and that would help your pregnancy, goodluck ...Read more

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Can low progesterone levels cause a miscarriage?

Yes.: It's a cause of recurrent miscarriages, though it isn't very common. If a patient suffers 2 consecutive miscarriages (without a full-term pregnancy in between) that meets the minimal criteria to be diagnosed with 'recurrent miscarriages' (though some dr's use 3 miscarriages). It can be tested for. Progesterone supplementation is very safe, and many doctors will offer it to patients. ...Read more

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Natural ways/med i can use while ttc to raise my progesterone? Had baby, 4 miscarriages, took prometrium (micronized progesterone) & had another baby. Would like to avoidpromet

Natural ways/med i can use while ttc to raise my progesterone? Had baby, 4 miscarriages, took prometrium (micronized progesterone) & had another baby. Would like to avoidpromet

Check w/your: Ob/gyn. I am not aware of any "natural" ways or medications that would help you, but they know you much better than i do. There is no way to give sufficient specific information over the internet. ...Read more

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Can I use progesterone cream? I got miscarriage 2x and I think I am low progesterone. It is safe to use progesterone while trying to get pregnant.

Can I use progesterone cream? I got miscarriage 2x and I think I am low progesterone. It is safe to use progesterone while trying to get pregnant.

Yes, but ask: Progesterone is sometimes used in women who are having repeat miscarriages. You need to consult with your Ob/Gyn about this because you will need a prescription for the right type of progesterone. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have pcos. Is not having enough progesterone causing me to miscarriage?

Maybe: A low Progesterone really indicates poor ovulation or poor egg quality. Usually the low Progesterone level indicates that the environment under which the egg was produced is less than optimal. A fertility specialist can help you with things if needed. However, if you have more than 1 miscarriage and evaluation is needed anyway, . ...Read more

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What are other reason for recurrent miscarriages besides progesterone, clotting, luteal phase, and chromosome abnormality?

What are other reason for recurrent miscarriages besides progesterone, clotting, luteal phase, and chromosome abnormality?

Uterine cavity: The other really big one you didn't list is uterine cavity abnormalities such as fibroids or congenital abnormalities (septum, etc...). Sadly many many cases of recurrent loss never get a satisfactory diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does taking progesterone supplements prevent a miscarriage that would have happened because of genetic defects?

Does taking progesterone supplements prevent a miscarriage that would have happened because of genetic defects?

Miscarriages: If you are at 24 weeks, you are beyond where progesterone can assist in avoiding miscarriage. The placenta produces progesterone once the ovary (corpus luteum) stops making it at about 16-18 weeks. Progesterone in early pregnancy can help prevent miscarriages but most with a genetic basis will occur in any event, since genetic abnormalities are rarely minor. ...Read more

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Obgyn said need Progesterone due to 2 miscarriages. I no u can get cancer though. Is there a safer method 2 prevent miscarriage that isn't cancerous ?

Obgyn said need Progesterone due to 2 miscarriages. I no u can get cancer though. Is there a safer method 2 prevent miscarriage that isn't cancerous ?

Luteal phase defect: Your two miscarriages may have been the result of an inadequate amount of progesterone to support the developing pregnancy, thus the miscarriages. Your MD is suggesting progesterone to remedy that problem. Every medication has risks and benefits. You must decide for yourself if the very small chance of cancer is worth the benefit of a "bundle of joy" at home. ...Read more

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Will crinone (progesterone gel) delay a miscarriage? I was using crinone (progesterone gel) for 2 weeks and miscarried at 6 weeks. Did it delay the miscarriage?

Possibly: There are many unknowns in early pregnancy loss, and its more than theoretically possible that a failing pregnancy could be maintained for a while but Crinone (progesterone gel) support. For this exact reason, I do not supplement until we have confirmed viability in most cases. Very sorry about the loss. ...Read more

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Trying to conceive,periods will start in 10days but there is cramping like i had in prev miscarriage,my progesterone level is low.Cramping dangerous?

Trying to conceive,periods will start in 10days but there is cramping like i had in prev miscarriage,my progesterone level is low.Cramping dangerous?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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Taking oral progesterone due to 2 miscarriages. Last period on 7/6. Ovulated & started progesterone 7/24. Sense of smell very strong and sore breasts?

Taking oral progesterone due to 2 miscarriages. Last period on 7/6. Ovulated & started progesterone 7/24. Sense of smell very strong and sore breasts?

Ouch!: The symptoms you are experiencing are likely d/t the Progesterone- remember the breast swelling just before your period? Prog levels are highest then; and that is part of it's function, to also enrich the uterus to sustain pregnancy. First, let me empathize, my wife took Prog to maintain her pregnancy (our only one!) Also, you may get pregnant underneath this, so much the better! Good Luck! ...Read more

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Can you have a miscarriage if your progesterone is high?

Can you have a miscarriage if your progesterone is high?

Sure: Most miscarriage have nothing to do with hormones. they occur when the pregnancy itself is genetically abnormal or when there is a problem in the uterus. progesterone levels often indicate the health of a pregnancy but many miscarriages happen with high levels and many normal pregnancies have lower levels. ...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. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

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