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Dr. Deborah Smith
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14 day after IUI and taking 1ml progesterone. Can this amount of progesterone avoid from your menstrual to come?

14 day after IUI and taking 1ml progesterone. Can this amount of progesterone avoid from your menstrual to come?

Possibly: It depends on what type of Progesterone you are taking and how strong it is. Since you did IUI check a pregnancy test or follow your fertility specialists instruction for blood BHCG testing to see if the IUI worked. This is the more important issue than whether or not the Progesterone will delay your cycle. ...Read more

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I had an iui today. When should I take my progesterone? I cannot remember what the nurse said. Do I take it tonight or tomorrow?

I had an iui today. When should I take my progesterone? I cannot remember what the nurse said. Do I take it tonight or tomorrow?

Call the office: Please call the doctor's office/nurse and ask for clarification. Do not take online advice for this as there are different ways of doing it. Good wishes. ...Read more

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My IUI done 2 days ago. Progesterone insert for Vaginal or rectal?

Usually vaginal: Altho you "could" do it either way. Best if you can ask your doctor what he/she wants! ...Read more

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We had our IUI on 23rd July can we start progesterone suppositories? What will be its benefit.

Talk to yor doctor: The physician who performed your IUI will make those recommendations and should be able to describe to you the risks, benefits, and side effects. ...Read more

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Is it necessary/beneficial to take progesterone after my iui? Also, I take puregon & then ovidrel. Last cycle failed without taking progesterone.

I would listen: To your doctor. If you use it and it works, it may have worked anyway but you are spending money on this and if there is any chance it helps then use it if tolerated. ...Read more

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My doctor put me on progesterone after my third IUI and now I'm five days late. Can it stop your per

My doctor put me on progesterone after my third IUI and now I'm five days late. Can it stop your per

: Use of vaginal Progesterone is only suitable for women with luteal defect (discrepancy of the menstrual date and the cycle date) in infertile patients. It frequently corrects the defect allowing implantation and pregnancy to occur. ...Read more

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I got an iui march 9. my period was supposed to start march 24. it hasn't come. My progesterone was checked dec 29 before my period and it was 4. it wa?

Pregnancy test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. If you had IUI then hopefully it worked. If negative then talk to the fertility specialist handling your IUI to discuss the next steps. ...Read more

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I had my IUI done on Aug 18.Negative Pregnency test on Sep 5.took progesterone till sep 8. No periods till now. Am I Pregnent?

I had my IUI done on Aug 18.Negative Pregnency test on Sep 5.took progesterone till sep 8. No periods till now. Am I Pregnent?

Sorry, but unlikely: You wouldn't start a period until 2-3 days after stopping the progesterone. If you want to check another pregnancy test to be 100% certain it would be fine, but I expect it will also be negative. Sorry and good wishes. ...Read more

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Will I get my period even if I am taking progesterone shots after iui?

Will I get my period even if I am taking progesterone shots after iui?

Well: It depends on the dose; bleeding can occur, not as a result of ovulation but because of the hormone shots. In other words, bleeding is not always a result of ovulation. It would depend on the dose of Progesterone but likely low and not enough to inhibit ovulation. The essential hormone in contraception is progesterone, so is plan b, so dose is likely low. ...Read more

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Is it safe to nurse my daughter while taking IUI medications (femara, progesterone, injectables)?

Nursing & hormones: An fat soluable compound can be transmitted through breast milk. If you are taking these medications I suggest that you switch to bottles. ...Read more

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16th Aug Ovidrel Trigger, 18th - IUI, 21st - Ovidrel Booster. 2nd Sept HCG -15 Progesterone -2.8. Should I be worried?

After ovidrel: The ability to pick up Ovidrel on an hCG test will vary by the manufacturer of the test kit. The progesterone at 2.8 is a likely sign that you are not pregnant this cycle. ...Read more

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14 day after IUI and taking progesterone blood work for preg was negative. Dr said I would get mense in a week if not I need blood work again. Why?

14 day after IUI and taking progesterone blood work for preg was negative. Dr said I would get mense in a week if not I need blood work again. Why?

A few things: The doctor may want to recheck the pregnancy test. They may want to check your baseline ovarian function with a FSH or Antimullerian hormone since you are 42. The best thing to do is to ask the doctor ordering the test to clarify the plan. ...Read more

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Taking progesterone suppositories vaginally. Now having white tissues in urine. What does that mean? Did IUI before 3 days

Medication: You are likely seeing the Progesterone suppository medication come out. That is the most likely scenario. If concerned schedule a visit and let your doctor look. ...Read more

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Had IUI with injectables 12 days ago, started progesterone pills Monday. Spotting yesterday and light flow today. Could this be implantation bleeding?

Had IUI with injectables 12 days ago, started progesterone pills Monday. Spotting yesterday and light flow today. Could this be implantation bleeding?

In theory: It could, but in fact its far more likely your period starting. A pregnancy test in the next day or two will confirm this one was or another, good luck! ...Read more

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My period lasts 2 days max. I'm taking puregon then have iui. Would taking progesterone after IUI help especially because of my short period?

No: Progesterone may prolong the time until you get your period but not the duration and heaviness of your flow. The duration and heaviness is associated with many factors including the amount of estrogen your ovaries produced, the thickness of your endometrial lining, the rate of decline of Progesterone from your system and many other factors. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get pink discharge after taking progesterone suppositories vaginally? What is the reason for the pink discharge? Did IUI yesterday.

Discuss with doctor: Best to discuss this with your ob/gyn doctor. There could be a number of reasons. Plus, they need to manage your cycles, and monitor your response to the Progesterone suppositories prescribed. So don't delay. ...Read more

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I had an iui done a week ago, I've been lactating but I'm on estrogen and progesterone. I took a pregnancy test & it was negative. Could I be prego?

IUI: If you had an IUI 1 week ago, you should be able to start to see early pregnancy tests positive. I would skip the over the counter pregnancy tests and get a blood tests. ...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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TTC. Before our first iui we did a 250mcg hcg trigger shot on 5/22, then an iui on 5/24. hcg booster shot (250mcg) on 5/31 and using estrogen and progesterone now. I'm now 14 do from the iui and 7 do from hcg boosterToo soon for urine preg test?

TTC. Before our first iui we did a 250mcg hcg trigger shot on 5/22, then an iui on 5/24. hcg booster shot (250mcg) on 5/31 and using estrogen and progesterone now. I'm now 14 do from the iui and 7 do from hcg boosterToo soon for urine preg test?

Doctors instructions: It sounds like you are under the care of a good fertility specialist who is managing your treatment. Most likely they have given you instructions on when to follow up for testing. The best thing to do is to follow their advice. You can check a test at home any time you choose ...Read more

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15dpo beta hCG =15 Progesterone = 2.8 IUI cycle with Ovidrel trigger and Ovidrel 250 booster 3dpo. Am I pregnant? Should I be worried?

15dpo beta hCG =15 Progesterone = 2.8 IUI cycle with Ovidrel trigger and Ovidrel 250 booster 3dpo. Am I pregnant? Should I be worried?

See details: The hcg and progesterone are very low and not usual for a normal pregnancy. You can repeat the tests a few days later to verify them and see the trend. That will determine the next step. ...Read more

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Progesterone (Definition)

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