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I've been taking progesterone for several months now. My uterine fibroma (myoma) is still there. Why?

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 more

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Dr. Scott Methven
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Fibroma (Definition)

Fibroma is a term used to denote a benign growth composed of fibrous cells. They are often firm or hard in consistency and can have an appearance like a scar. Histopathologically, they are predominantly composed of a ...Read more


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How do surgeons remove multiple uterine fibromas with a laser?

How do surgeons remove multiple uterine fibromas with a laser?

Myomectomy: Lasers can be used in gyn surgery as a tool during myomectomy. That is the surgical removal of fibroid tumors from the uterus. A laser can be used as a cutting tool and also to vaporize lesions or small nodules. ...Read more

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Is slight uterine bleeding normal when you cut back or stop using estrogen/progesterone?

Is slight uterine bleeding  normal when you cut back or stop using estrogen/progesterone?

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 more

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Should I have uterine polyp removed 47years old, very low progesterone levels, short cycle

Should I have uterine polyp  removed 47years old, very low progesterone levels, short cycle

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

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What causes uterine cramping after IVF progesterone?

What causes uterine cramping after IVF progesterone?

Not progesterone: Uterine cramping can happen for many reasons - you don't say where in the ivf process you are - but Progesterone does not cause cramping, if anything it tends to relax muscle. ...Read more

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Can uterine polyps go away with progesterone therapy?

No but: Progesterone will not make polyps go away. However they will oftentimes resolve on their own with no treatment and do not always require surgery. ...Read more

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Does long term use of estrogen and progesterone lower risk for uterine cancer?

Does long term use of estrogen and progesterone lower risk for uterine cancer?

When combined: It will lower risk if combined in an hormone replacement therapy(HRT) for applicable patients. Estrogen used alone for (HRT) in women who still have a uterus present can increase their risk of uterine cancer.(endometrial) when progesterone is not used. ...Read more

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How long does it take to thin uterine lining on prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

How long does it take to thin uterine lining on prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

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

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When taking progesterone 200 mg a day every day doesn't stop uterine polyps then what ? all biopsy and d and c benign

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

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


Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more