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Progesterone Receptor Positive
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
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
How do you treat estrogen-, progesterone-, and her2/neu receptors. "triple negative" dcis? Is a mastectomy all you need? Do you need chemo?
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
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
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
I'm IUI on 4/1 tested positive on 4/14 had blood done the same day and the beta came back at a 22 progesterone 21.7, did i get tested too early?
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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