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Doctor insights on: Progestin Cream

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Is it dangerous to use progesterone cream while taking the progestogen-only pill? I use the cream for hot flushes and the pill for painful periods

Is it dangerous to use progesterone cream while taking the progestogen-only pill? I use the cream for hot flushes and the pill for painful periods

Not dangerous: You can take both at the same time but the Progesterone cream will not help you with the hot flashes. Also the Progesterone only pills have some limitations/side effects. If there are no contraindication to take bcp that contain estrogen those birth control pills might be a better option. ...Read more

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Options other than oral progestin and iud?

Options other than oral progestin and iud?

Several: Combined oral estrogen and progestin pills, vaginal hormone rings, hormone patches (where available), progestin injections or silastic rods in the arm, condoms or male and female permanent sterilization are all options. ...Read more

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Which progestins are best and worst for women who get migraines?

Which progestins are best and worst for women who get migraines?

Migraine and hormone: Women who have migraine with aura, or classic migraine, or a complicated migraine, should avoid medicines with estrogen. There is a slight increased risk of stroke in this case. Progestins are not known to affect migraines, and any progestin should be ok. ...Read more

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Does ovulation occur right away after coming off the progestin pill?

No!: It happens after follicular development. Might be 2 weeks, might be longer. There is no certain way to know. ...Read more

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What's the difference between combined birth pills and progestin-only pills in terms of effect?

What's the difference between combined birth pills and progestin-only pills in terms of effect?

Combined pill better: Combined birth control pills are slightly more effective than the progestin only pills. And progestin only pills are less forgiving and it is even more important to take them every day at the same time. ...Read more

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Does progestin pill improves ovulation and if i take it just for a week, will it have a good or bad effect on my next cycle ovulation?

Most likely not: Progesterone will not improve ovulation. The use of Progesterone supplementation after ovulation is indicated for a small selected group of patients but for most women with regular periods Progesterone is not indicated. The use of Progesterone for one week after ovulation should not affect your next period. ...Read more