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Dtr pregnant. Has had weekly progesterone she had shot tues site red painful dr said infection is this common? Dangerous? Started her on abt

Dtr pregnant. Has had weekly progesterone she had shot tues site red painful dr said infection is this common? Dangerous? Started her on abt

Careful monitoring: Any skin break (a cut or a needle/scalpel from a healthcare worker) risks infection, even if the area is cleaned & disinfected first because deep hair follicles have bacteria & we may not eradicate all. Any medication/ fillers can cause allergic reactions resembling infection. Some infections are more serious.Cellulitis: antibiotics/warm packs. Abscess: drainage. Allergy: antihistamines/steroids. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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My progesterone levels are 5.41 and numbers isn't doubling so they're thinking a tubal and want me to get shot to stop pregnancy hCG keeps rising?

To save tube: A tubal pregnancy can never survive and if it keeps growing so big where the tube ruptures your life could be at stake too. This way only the inevitable loss of the baby will happen and your tube should stay good for future pregnancies ...Read more

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Has anyone with a history of preterm labor had the progesterone shots in their next pregnancy?

Has anyone with a history of preterm labor had the progesterone shots in their next pregnancy?

Recommended: Progesterone injections are recommended for women with a history of preterm delivery. The medication is safe and shown to reduce the risk of preterm delivery by approximately 30%. Save money by requesting the compounded formula of Progesterone and not the brand name makena. Makena came after the compunded formula and is expensive. ...Read more

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Had pre-term labor from [email protected] with 1st pregnancy. Stress is no longer an issue. How likely is ptl again? Will I benefit from progesterone shots?

Had pre-term labor from stress@35.5wk with 1st pregnancy. Stress is no longer an issue. How likely is ptl again? Will I benefit from progesterone shots?

Unlikely: Progesterone shots are typically indicated for women who have had a prior preterm birth, versus preterm labor. Sometimes it's confusing, contractions and labor. Contractions are very common preterm, but don't always lead to labor (opening of the cervix). Discuss in detail with your doctor what actually happened to you in previous pregnancy and see what his/her advice is. Usually for pt birth. ...Read more

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Did ovidrel shot on friday 3/14 @ 10 pm. Sex on 3/15 and 3/16 & today I began the prometrium (micronized progesterone) 200mg (supp). What is pregnancy success rate 1 try?

Did ovidrel shot on friday 3/14 @ 10 pm. Sex on 3/15 and 3/16 & today I began the prometrium (micronized progesterone) 200mg (supp). What is pregnancy success rate 1 try?

Variable: Iui and oi success rates depends on your age (26 - excellent), other infertility factors like tubal patency, sperm quality, number of motile sperm inseminated, number of follicles, technique of insemination. You left out a number of facts to understand what treatment you had other than ovidrel. Success with oi (or iui) vary from about 5-15% in most cases with a natural fertility rate of about 20%. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have sex at 32 weeks of pregnancy? My previous child was born at 32 weeks. I'm currently taking progesterone shots weekly.

Is it safe to have sex at 32 weeks of pregnancy? My previous child was born at 32 weeks. I'm currently taking progesterone shots weekly.

Safe to have sex.: There should be no problem having sex at 32 weeks of pregnancy. It would probably be prudent not to try increased vigorous sex or unusual positions if you are not already used to it. Your previous delivery at 32 weeks has no effect on this pregnancy if all else is normal at this time. Good luck with the new family addition. ...Read more

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Did IUI on 17th Sept. Trigger shot on 15th Sept. When can I test for pregnancy? Taking progesterone supplements daily.

Did IUI on 17th Sept. Trigger shot on 15th Sept. When can I test for pregnancy? Taking progesterone supplements daily.

2 weeks: And even then you have to remember that your trigger shot will cause you to have a pos preg test. You might need to have a quantitative HCG level and then recheck to look for a rising level. ...Read more

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16 days pastovidrel trigger shot, 14 dpo, little brown bleeding 13 dpo, + pregnancy test. Real positive? Pregnant? Bleeding a concern? On prometrium (micronized progesterone)

16 days pastovidrel trigger shot, 14 dpo, little brown bleeding 13 dpo, + pregnancy test. Real positive? Pregnant? Bleeding a concern? On prometrium (micronized progesterone)

Congrats: Congratulations on being pregnant. You will need to see your fertility specialist soon for a quantitative bhcg hormone and sonogram to evaluate the bleeding. You should continue your Prometrium (micronized progesterone) according to your doctors instructions. ...Read more

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I had chorioamnionitis last Oct and I'm now 5 wks pregnant. My OB said starting at 16 -34wks she going to give me progesterone shots. Will that help?

I had chorioamnionitis last Oct and I'm now 5 wks pregnant. My OB said starting at 16 -34wks she going to give me progesterone shots. Will that help?

Chorioamnioitis: progesterone shots are for prevention of preterm labor. If your preterm labor was due to chorioamnionitis, it will not help. A consultation with a perinatologist may be useful to sort out your issues. ...Read more

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IUI cycle - Femara (letrozole) and Ovidrel Shot. Progesterone 7dpo - 14.2. Is this low? Chances of pregnancy? RE will give supplement Progesterone only if preg

IUI cycle - Femara (letrozole) and Ovidrel Shot. Progesterone 7dpo - 14.2. Is this low? Chances of pregnancy? RE will give supplement Progesterone only if preg

Normal: Totally normal progesterone value. Like to see it above 10. supplementation not always necessary. In general for most women pregnancy rates are about 5-10% per month for that treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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30wks pregnant stomach pains everyday over a month, like bad belly ache. I'm on a progesterone shot once a week. Hurts after wake up until I go to slee?

30wks pregnant stomach pains everyday over a month, like bad belly ache. I'm on a progesterone shot once a week. Hurts after wake up until I go to slee?

Talk to doctor: Most important is for your doctor to rule out pre-term labor as cause of these pains. Sound unlikely as cause given that you've had for 1 month, but ask doctor about it. Other problems could be related to gastrointestinal tract. Could be reflux as well, from the stomach. I would ask your doctor for thorough exam and history. In meantime could try otc antacids and see if helps. ...Read more

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Femara (letrozole) cd 3-7. Ovidrel shot 7/19.Iui on 7/20 & 7/21. Ovulation confirmed. Progesterone level is 9.38 hcg 719. Could I be pregnant? Too early to test?

Femara (letrozole) cd 3-7. Ovidrel shot 7/19.Iui on 7/20 & 7/21. Ovulation confirmed. Progesterone level is 9.38 hcg 719. Could I be pregnant? Too early to test?

Patience...: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after "sex" (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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10 days since hCG trigger shot. When is the earliest I can take a pregnancy test? Taking progesterone vaginal supplements since day after ovulation.

10 days since hCG trigger shot. When is the earliest I can take a pregnancy test? Taking progesterone vaginal supplements since day after ovulation.

If miss period: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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How should I use progesterone to fall pregnant?

Progesterone: You need to check with your physician. We check hormone levels thru the entire month to see what is going on all month long and then add in the Progesterone where needed. This is usually day 12-24 of the cycle but varies per patient. This test also let's us know if a patient is more prone to miscarriage and would need Progesterone to maintain their pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant while on progesterone pills?

Can you get pregnant while on progesterone pills?

Unlikely: Progesterone only pills provides adequate contraception as long is the pill is taken each day. Even though there is still a very small chance that a conception may occur. ...Read more

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If progesterone is low is it unlikely to get pregnant?

Depends: The Progesterone level peaks about a week after ovulation. If the Progesterone is low a week after you think you ovulated the chances are very low. However, if you ovulated very late your Progesterone will rise that much later. In that case it is possible to be pregnant even with a very low progesterone. ...Read more

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At day21 I did a progesterone test came back 0.5 couple weeks later found out I am pregnant. Is it possible that I might mc? Or it should go up by now

Close F/U: You should get close follow up to make sure it is not an ectopic pregnancy or a miscarriage. Your test may have been too early and you ovulated late and that would also explain things. ...Read more

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Will progesterone tablets help get pregnant?

Will progesterone tablets help get pregnant?

Progesterone: No progesterone tablets will not help you get pregnant. Use of any type of hormone in hopes of getting pregnant needs to be carefully managed and prescribed by your OB GYN. ...Read more

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Does taking progesterone pills help get pregnant?

Taking progesterone: Gel intravaginally (this is the fda approved progesterone) if you have a low Progesterone level as determined by blood work done by your gyn could help, please discuss with your gyn. ...Read more

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Can I be pregnant with a progesterone level of 30?

Yes: Yes, a Progesterone level at a week after ovulation (usually day 21) is done to check for objective signs of ovulation. A level over 10 is good, over 20 is great!
even if you ovulate, age over 40 is a neg factor (unfortunately). Many eggs are simply not fertile. If you really desire a baby, see a reproductive specialist soon! ...Read more

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Can I be pregnant with a progesterone level of 150?

Yes you could be: That level of Progesterone could be consistent with pregnancy. A bhcg level should be checked to determine pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long can you take progesterone during pregnancy?

Which progesterone?: You can take Progesterone through the entire pregnancy, but its seldom useful after the 12th week. There is a preparation called 17-hydroxy-progesterone (17-ohp) that is often called 'progesterone, ' leading to confusion. 17-ohp is given in the second and even third trimesters to reduce early delivery - they're not the same drug or for the same purpose. ...Read more

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Could I be pregnant with a progesterone level of 150?

Could I be pregnant with a progesterone level of 150?

Unknown: Progesterone level does not determine pregnancy. Need to check HCG level. ...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