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Progesterone Uterine Fibroma Myoma
I've been taking progesterone for several months now. My uterine fibroma (myoma) is still there. Why?
Switch treatment: Progesterone treatment for myoma is controversial. There is some evidence that Progesterone may actually even stimulate fibroid growth, contrary to anecdotal reports of treatment benefit by some clinicians. Ask your doctor about other treatments. Drugs that stop your ovaries from making estrogen & Progesterone have been shown to shrink, but not eradicate fibroids, for as long as you take them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe.: Bleeding occurs of the amount of progestin is lower than needed by the amount of estrogen. This is why i avoid combo-pills with both in a fixed dose of patch. It is quite controversial about hrt, but Medroxyprogesterone is not "heart healthy, " why estrogen is. Therefore I use natural progesterone. If your bleeding continues, check with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It : It depends on your symptoms and your biopsy results. If you have had a negative biopsy, then it depends on your symptoms, such as if you are having heavy bleeding or pain. Please discuss these issues with your gynecologist who diagnosed the polyp so that you can make an informed decision. ...Read more
10-14 days: It does depend on the situation. But usually daily use for 10-14 days is long enough to start noticing some effects. But this really depends on the reason for the thick lining. For example, women who are very heavy have conversion of precursor androgens into estrogen that takes place in their fat cells. This excess estrogen then continues to stimulate the uterine lining. So it may take longer. ...Read more
When taking progesterone 200 mg a day every day doesn't stop uterine polyps then what ? all biopsy and d and c benign
Hysteroscopy: It sounds like if you've had D&Cs and still have polyps that you might need a hysteroscopy where your GYN uses a small camera to go into the uterus and LOOK for the pesky polyp and removes it using a tiny grasper. It's a very simple procedure and can help when medications do not. This can sometimes be done in the office. ...Read more
If progesterone cream stopped uterine bleeding, does that rule out endometrial hyperplasia? Thank you!
So confused why prescribed prometrium (micronized progesterone) for just thick uterine lining if its used to thicken lining?
Let me help.: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is a type of progesterone. Progesterone stabilizes the lining of the uterus and tells it not to get any thicker. When you stop taking the progesterone, a few days later the lining will come out like a period. It's actually the estrogen that makes the lining grow thicker and the Progesterone that stabilizes the lining. ...Read more
Hysteroscopy 9/13 biopsy all nrml taking progesterone now have 2cm uterine polyp unlikely cancer or no?
Unlikely: all endometrial polyps should be sent to a pathologist for after ascertainment of whether or not there is a cancer in the polyp. This is highly unlikely if you are on progesterone, however the risk of cancer does increase with age. My suggestion would be to have the polyps removed. The procedure is low risk, would be happy to discuss further. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was instructed to take Prometrium (micronized progesterone). But Doctor also says my uterine lining was very healthy n thick @ 9.5. if I don't need it why take it?
Clarification: When prescribed a new medication it is always good ask for clarification on the goals, duration of treatment, excepted outcomes and side effects. Without knowing more about your case we can not provide specific guidance but these are good questions to ask the prescribing doctor who knows all of the details ...Read more
I am 60 and have been post-menopausal for 20 years.I've taken bhrt for most of that time.My uterine lining is thick (abt 3-5 cm) and I am to have a prometrium (micronized progesterone) sweeping. [rest of q in subsequent msg]?
Uh oh: If your uterine lining is really 3-5 centimeters thick - you need to have some form of biopsy done (endometrial biopsy in the office) or d&c.The uterine lining of a postmenopausal women should be closer to 3 millimeters, and if it is 3cm, there is a very high chance of having endometrial cancer.I don't know what Prometrium (micronized progesterone) sweeping is, but if it is taking Prometrium (micronized progesterone) for 7d, to cause. It isn't enoug. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't even have any antibody and no uterine abnormality my progesterone level is also perfect. Miscarriages in 2 month twice. No heart beat detected?
getting uterine polyps despite progesterone therapy no hyperplasia/cancer how do I stop the growth read ablation can mask if cancer develops?
Gyn follow up: I have noticed you’ve asked a few similar questions regarding this topic. Consider doing a virtual visit so that all of your questions can get answered at once and you can get a more in depth analysis of your specific questions. Endometrial ablation is one option to help prevent polyps. Most specialists do not consider the potential masking of endometrial cancer to be a reason to avoid ablation. ...Read more
Recurring uterine polyps all biopsies show no hyperplasia/cancer on 200 mg prometrium (micronized progesterone) every day with no luck so now what ?
I took progesterone pills and they gave me horrible uterine cramping and pain. My doctor wants to give me the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD. Won't it do the same thing?
- Cycle progesterone level