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Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
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Micronized Progesterone (Definition)

Micronized progesterone is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more


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Are there any adverse effects if I accidentally took a double dose of prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

Are there any adverse effects if I accidentally took a double dose of prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

Unlikely: Depends what you are using it for, pregnancy support or to induce a period, but a double dose shouldn't affect either. ...Read more

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How long after taking prometrium (micronized progesterone) does period start? I was on 200mg (2cap qd hs) for 10days. Last dose was july 10 and today is july 12 and no period

One week: You should have a period within 7 days of stopping the promethium. Notify your provider if it has been more than a week with no period. ...Read more

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Hormone replacement- is the dose and duration of prometrium (micronized progesterone) used in menopause dependent on the dose of estrogen being used by the patient.?

Hormone replacement-  is the dose and duration of prometrium (micronized progesterone) used in menopause dependent on the dose of estrogen being used by the patient.?

Not necessarily: If you still have a uterus, then you need a combination of estrogen and progesterone. The Progesterone can by taken continuously or in a cyclic fashion. Remember, you are only using the minimum dose of hormones to treat the symptoms that are bothering you. Discuss these doses with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is prometrium (micronized progesterone) used for?

What is prometrium (micronized progesterone) used for?

Progesterone: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is a bio identical hormone which is used to initiate withdrawal bleeding after a cycle where ovulation doesn't occur or it can be used to support a pregnancy when the Progesterone level is too low. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Prometrium allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Prometrium allergy?

Misguided Reaction: Prometrium allergy is a misguided reaction by the immune system of the body to Prometrium that often produces unpleasant symptoms. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

Progesterone: It is a micronized progesterone. It can also be called a bio identical progesterone. The chemical structure is the same as the Progesterone produced by the ovary in a woman's body. ...Read more

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endometrial echo: 10.3mm normal? Im 21 years old taking prometrium..

 endometrial echo: 10.3mm normal? Im 21 years old taking prometrium..

No vaginal bleeding?: ...then acceptable range of endometrial thickness is 8-11 mm. NB: the risk of carcinoma is ~7% if the endometrium is >11 mm, and 0.002% if the endometrium is <11 mm. Please note that normal endometrium changes in appearance as well as in thickness throughout the menstrual cycle. Ref. https://radiopaedia.org/articles/endometrial-thickness ...Read more

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Is the micronized progesterone any different from regular progesterone?

Is the micronized progesterone any different from regular progesterone?

Micronized P4: Practically speaking, for someone using progsterone, no. Progesterone does not dissovle well in water, and so it's poorly absorbed unless micronized in oil. You can think of 'micronized' as meaning dissolved, although it's not quite identical. ...Read more

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How long does prometrium (micronized progesterone) stay in your system? Does it build up over time and how long before its depleted?

About 1 day: Half life is around 28 hours, meaning half is gone every 28 hours you don't take it. You don't build up a store of it either. So within a few days, it is gone from your system hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can prometrium (micronized progesterone) capsules be inserted vaginally?

Can prometrium (micronized progesterone) capsules be inserted vaginally?

Yes: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) capsules can be taken vaginally. When a woman is pregnant and needs extra Progesterone that is usually the way it is given. I have occasionally had my non pregnant patients take Prometrium (micronized progesterone) vaginally. The capsule needs to be inserted in the vagina up near the cervix at bedtime. ...Read more

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Can oral micronized progesterone make you fat?

No.: There is no real evidence that taking Progesterone or other hormones with cause you to gain weight. 20 years ago when birth control pills were much higher doses of hormones than they are today gained a reputation for creating "water weight" gain ..... But that was patient complaint, not medical evidence. Micronized Progesterone is not likely to contribute to any weight changes you experience. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Prometrium (Definition)

Prometrium is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more