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Doctor insights on: Progesterone Supplements For First 10 Weeks

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Can progesterone supplement cause constipation or is it a sign of miscarriage in first trimester? Can constipation cause miscarriage itself?

Can progesterone supplement cause constipation or is it a sign of miscarriage in first trimester? Can constipation cause miscarriage itself?

Depend: unless your constipation is so bad you are turning your uterus inside out by straining and dislodging the content of your uterus there is no direct relation between hormone and constipation,my confusion is if you are taking progesterone supplement how are you going to be pregnant regardless of your constipation. Hydration 6-8 liter of fluids and adequate fibers and exercise might help ,eat fruits. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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How does my baby have HB at 152 BPM if my progesterone is only 4.5 at 7 weeks? I'm Not bleeding. To late to start supplements?

How does my baby have HB at 152 BPM if my progesterone is only 4.5 at 7 weeks? 
I'm Not bleeding. To late to start supplements?

Supplements: I strongly advise you to contact the doctor who helped deliver the baby. More than likely the doctor will take care of you over the phone. Please let me know what you hear - we can all learn something. PS; Forgot to congratulate you for new baby! ...Read more

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Can taking progesterone supplements help your luteal phase?

Can taking progesterone supplements help your luteal phase?

Sometimes: A luteal phase defect (lpd) is the name for a problem of too little Progesterone (p4) after ovulation. The diagnosis can be difficult to diagnose because tests of low p4 are controversial. However, if your doctor diagnoses lpd then the treatment is p4 to relace what yu do not make. Another treatment is to improve the follicle so that it naturally makes enough p4 itself. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does progesterone supplement increase nausea and is there an alternative?

Yes: This is a possible side effect. There are different forms of Progesterone that might be suitable and better tolerated, depending on why you need it. ...Read more

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Can saw palmetto supplements be taken while using progesterone cream?

Can saw palmetto supplements be taken while using progesterone cream?

No, ...: I have never heard someone using saw palmetto for females over my 35-yr practice in urology. Please talk with your professionals and don't use it for now. For the time being, gear up a regular healthy lifestyle and avoid overindulgence and obsession. Best wish... ...Read more

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My progesterone level is extremely low. Are there supplements i can take to aid in increasing it along with progesterone cream?

Many, also diet &..: Many supplements including vitamin c, e, b6, selenium, black cohosh & vitex agnus castus have been shown to raise progesterone. See http://bit.Ly/1al80cr for a good overview. Avoiding simple carbs (sugar, grains) & weight loss can help as can stress reduction;when we're under stress we covert its precursor pregnenelone into cortisol instead of progesteone so reducing stress is crucial.See comment:. ...Read more

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What do progesterone creams do? Can they help with low estrogen? If not, what natural supplements could I take to help raise estrogen?

What do progesterone creams do? Can they help with low estrogen? If not, what natural supplements could I take to help raise estrogen?

See your GYN: You need to see your GYN to discuss treatment of menopausal symptoms. There is no natural supplement to raise estrogen levels. If you have or are going through the change, you need to discuss hormone replacement. ...Read more

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How can I treat estrogen dominance? Bcp don't really help me. Can i try progesterone creams or supplements and which ones should I try?

How can I treat estrogen dominance? Bcp don't really help me. Can i try progesterone creams or supplements and which ones should I try?

Is this a problem?: Estrogen dominance in the face of normal menstrual cycles is NOT a medical problem that requires treatment. If your periods are irregular or prolonged, then see a GYN MD and find out why and if treatment is needed it will be medically supervised. ...Read more

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I am on progesterone supplements.My doc asked me to discontinue it after 12 wks.Wht if placenta doesnt form progesterone after I discontinue? M scared

I am on progesterone supplements.My doc asked me to discontinue it after 12 wks.Wht if placenta doesnt form progesterone after I discontinue? M scared

Scared: Don't be scared but talk to your doctor who will either reassure you (most likely) or ask you come to the clinic and seek what might be wrong. ...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