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Is it safe for me to take progesterone? history of receptor neg breast ca.

Is it safe for me to take progesterone? history of receptor neg breast ca.

Safe,but pointless: But the long answer is that at age 56, there is no reason to take progesterone. The biological function of Progesterone is to stabilize the uterine lining so that its disappearance (from the functioning ovary each cycle) can precipitate menses. Do not take it. There is no biological basis for any benefit; the hormone has been the subject of much unsupported hype. ...Read more

Receptor (Definition)

An organ, cell or molecule that accepts an outside signal and causes an internal change. Eyes receive light, touch receptors send messages to the brain when stimulated by pressure and estrogen receptors bind Estradiol causing responses of normal breast, ovary and uterus cells to rising and falling levels of the female steroid hormones. Most of the time "receptor" refers to one ...Read more


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How do you treat estrogen-, progesterone-, and her2/neu receptors. "triple negative" dcis? Is a mastectomy all you need? Do you need chemo?

How do you treat estrogen-, progesterone-, and her2/neu receptors. "triple negative" dcis?  Is a mastectomy all you need?  Do you need chemo?

Depends: On the pathology and the clinical presentations. You need to discuss this with the oncologist who will be managing your condition. These questions cannot be answered intelligently without seeing and evaluating you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you have estrogen-, progesterone-, and her2/neu receptors. "triple negative" with dcis? My mom had dcis with no chemo. Can you be triple negative

Can you have estrogen-, progesterone-, and her2/neu receptors. "triple negative" with dcis? My mom had dcis with no chemo.  Can you be triple negative

Yes: Receptor identification may be helpful in selection of therpeutic options. This may actually be a precancerous lesion which bears close watching. Hope she does well. ...Read more

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Is progesterone levels what make an ovulation test positive?

Is progesterone levels what make an ovulation test positive?

No: Lh levels. Actually your Progesterone level rises much later. The lh goes up right before ovulation and then tells you in advance when ovulation will occur. By the time Progesterone rises ovulation occurred at least several days earlier. ...Read more

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My LH surge (past 2 months) does not go down after it shows around day 16. My progesterone level on day 23 is positive(20). Why is this happening?

Why test?: I am not sure why you are continuing to test your lh surge? I assuming you are referring to ovulation kits. Once it is positive you stop testing. There is no benefit to continue to check it and they can get expensive. A Progesterone above 10 in the midluteal phase is a great number indicating that you are ovulating just fine. ...Read more

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How soon after ovulation blood progesterone test can came positive?

How soon after ovulation blood progesterone test can came  positive?

7 days : When you test a Progesterone level after ovualtion timing is important. You want to draw the blood 7 days after ovulation when the Progesterone is at its peak. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about estrogen and progesterone positive, her 2 positive - chance of being brca?

Can you tell me about estrogen and progesterone positive, her 2 positive - chance of being brca?

Breast cancer: HER2 positive means a protein in breast cancer cells promote cancer in breast and non breast tissues. you could inherit the bad cancer gene. this is an aggressive breast cancer. the standard chemo are not effective. new drugs are effective. estrogen & Progesterone are female hormones, but estrogen is more involved. chances are strong for HER2+ females to get cancer. ...Read more

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What are the negatives & positives of taking progesterone for pregnancy? I've had 3 miscarriages. Dr. Would like us to try this when i get next + test

Yes: In this situation, it would be typical to recommend Progesterone for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy as long as evaluation didn't show a different treatable cause for the miscarriages. Imaging of the uterus, chromosome blood studies of both partners and a variety of other blood work is usually performed first before recommending progesterone. Hopefully appropriate testing was completed. ...Read more

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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