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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


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Would a shot of progestogen help ease my symptoms?

Would a shot of progestogen help ease my symptoms?

What symptoms?: I would have to know what symptoms you are having before answering the question. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could switch progestogen-only pill types?

Can you tell me if i could switch progestogen-only pill types?

Pill types: You should only stop taking progesterone pills if they not working to your liking. If that is the case please see your doctor to have adjustments made to your med. ...Read more

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Do I need to make an appointment with my gyno to get progestogen?

Good idea: I think you really should so you are sure you understand the problem, the treatment, and how it's used, but it's up to the individual doctor. ...Read more

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Progestogen-only 'mini pill' - your experiences wanted please?

Progestogen-only 'mini pill' - your experiences wanted please?

Breast feeding?: Progestin-only pills are most commonly used in women who are breast feeding because estrogen can cause a decline in the breast milk production, especially when it's started soon after delivery. Other women are on it because they cannot take estrogen for various reasons. It's slightly less effective than the combination pill and must be taken at the same time daily. ...Read more

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Might a shot of progestogen help ease the symptoms of menopause?

Estrogen & menopause: As Progesterone has some properties similar to estrogen, Estradiol is the most important hormone in relief of hot flushes. I would not expect much from a Progesterone injection, even less from Progesterone applied to the skin. ...Read more

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Anyone tried progestogen to stop your periods?

Anyone tried progestogen to stop your periods?

Yes: The work sometimes. Depends on the reason for bleeding. For structural uterine problems, like fibroids, adenomyosis and polyps, success will be poor. For hormonal bleeding, results will be mixed, only some successful. Progestin use longterm does have some negative consequences and probably not the best choice. Implantable or depo injections best for those unable to remember a pill every day. ...Read more

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Any women tried progestogen to stop your periods?

Yes: Depending on how heavy your periods are, it can work- it is used often to treat excessively heavy menses on a short term basis and of course progestin is the truly "active"ingredient in birth control pills, which can be taken nearly continuously over several months at a time. Breakthrough bleeding is the biggest problem and longterm suppression of ovulation can have other risks and benefits. ...Read more