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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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Diagnosed with PCOS, on progesterone to regulate period, second month with normal cycle but cramping HORRIBLY! 800mg Ibpf not working Is it normal?

Diagnosed with PCOS, on progesterone to regulate period, second month with normal cycle but cramping HORRIBLY! 800mg Ibpf not working Is it normal?

Natural Progesterone: Make sure that you are using bio-identical progesterone at 20 mg from day 14 to 28. The cramping should subside next cycle. If not, have a GYN evaluation to rule out cervical stenosis (narrowing), that may interfere with blood evacuation. Also, reduce your carb intake drastically, to address the PCOS. ...Read more

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Im taking progesterone pills to regulate my cycle. Day 2 on the pill my cycle came. I was told that it should come after i stopped. Is this normal?

Im taking progesterone pills to regulate my cycle. Day 2 on the pill my cycle came. I was told that it should come after i stopped. Is this normal?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed me to take progesterone to help regulate my period,I had my period on May 16th and lasted 4days. I just got period again on June 7th lasted for 2days and wasnt heavy.What is this?

My doctor prescribed me to take progesterone to help regulate my period,I had my period on May 16th and lasted 4days. I just got period again on June 7th lasted for 2days and wasnt heavy.What is this?

Adjusting to hormone: The Progesterone was likely given to you to regulate your periods but taking it can alter your cycle until your body adjusts to it. The idea is that it will regulate the lining of your uterus as well as cause it to shed at an appropriate time when you stop taking the pill. This may mean lighter periods. ...Read more

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Can treating my high prolactin level regulate my progesterone levels too? I am.Taking dopergin for high prolactin

Can treating my high prolactin level regulate my progesterone levels too? I am.Taking dopergin for high prolactin

Possible: High prolactin can disrupt the whole female hormonal axis. Fixing it is the first step in getting the period normalize. See your doctor as directed. ...Read more

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I'm having an issue with bioidentical progesterone and having trouble with progesterone doses, how should I regulate it?

Varies: During the normal menstrual cycle, Progesterone levels vary greatly. Thus, for many women who use Progesterone the dose has to vary depending on estrogen levels and other factors. For adjustments, cream rather than capsules allow for better regulation of dose. Generally start with a low dose such as 1/8 teaspoon of Progesterone cream. And work up slowly. ...Read more

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Can i experience implantation with breakthrough bleeding while taking 100mg of progesterone? Trying to get prego! taking meds to regulate cycle.

Can i experience implantation with breakthrough bleeding while taking 100mg of progesterone? Trying to get prego! taking meds to regulate cycle.

Implantation: Midcycle spotting is common but more likely from ovulation than implantation. Implantation occurs exclusively in pregnant people. You can check a test if you miss your period. If negative then the bleeding is not implantation bleeding. Progesterone may regulate the cycle but does not promote ovulation or assist in fertility. ...Read more