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Could the progesterone IUD protect against sexually transmitted infections?

Could the progesterone IUD protect against sexually transmitted infections?

No: Iud's are a great way to prevent pregnancy but they do not protect against sexually transmitted infections. You should continue to use condoms to protect yourself from infections. With Progesterone iud's the cervical mucous is thickened and there is a slight decrease risk of pelvic inflammatory disease after the 1st 2 weeks but you can still catch something. Be smart and use a condom. ...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


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Stopped taking the progestogen-only pill in nov, had 2 periods since but now 2 weeks late for this month's period, not been sexually active, why late?

Stopped taking the progestogen-only pill in nov, had 2 periods since but now 2 weeks late for this month's period, not been sexually active, why late?

Irregular periods are one of the most common problems Obgyns treat.: If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections &  hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do  a home pregnancy test .  there are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Is prometrium (micronized progesterone) protecting my lining if been taking for months and lining got thick again?

Is prometrium (micronized progesterone) protecting my lining if been taking for months and lining got thick again?

Prometrium (micronized progesterone): I'm a bit unsure of what you are asking. Are you taking Prometrium (micronized progesterone) every day without a break? If so, why? Are you in menopause, and is this being given to you along with estrogen? If you know enough to speak about the thickness of your lining. Clearly you are seeing a doctor who is doing ultrasounds. I would like to help, but am a bit confused. ...Read more

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I missed a progesterone pill and had sex outside the time the pill protects you for if you forget to take it, do I need emergency contraception?

I missed a progesterone pill and had sex outside the time the pill protects you for if you forget to take it, do I need emergency contraception?

Yes!: There are a number of good tests available that you can use to check if you are indeed pregnant. Like all tests they are not perfect but try them. Be more careful in the future so you don't have to go through this. ...Read more

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With isolated adrenal insufficiency likely due to LH and crest with digital ischemia, is estrogen/progesterone supplement needed to protect bones (estradiol < 20) given daily cortisol supp of 20-30mg?

With isolated adrenal insufficiency likely due to LH and crest with digital ischemia, is estrogen/progesterone supplement needed to protect bones (estradiol < 20) given daily cortisol supp of 20-30mg?

See below: If you are corticosteriods for a long period of time, you do need to be medications to protect your bones. Besides hormones, you could go a class of drugs known as bisphosphonates. Talk to your doctor about your options. ...Read more

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