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Dr. John Landi
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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

Hormone replacement-  is the dose and duration of prometrium 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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Day 11. Off hrt. Bleeding spell midday w clots & tiredness. Why midday? Take prometrium to stop bleed ? How to balance hormones ?Who in nyc ?

Day 11. Off hrt. Bleeding spell  midday w clots & tiredness. Why midday?  Take prometrium  to stop bleed ? How to balance hormones ?Who in nyc ?

FATIGUE IS THE KEY: Altho more details about your medical conditions and history are important, abnormal bleeding and fatigue in a lady of your age is either caused by hormonal issues, such as perimenopause and an underactive thyroid gland, and may be associated with anemia and a vitamin B12 deficiency. I am located in nyc and would be glad to help you. ...Read more

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49yr f - alora patch (.05) & prometrium (100mg) bleed& clots by 5 days on meds. Prob hormonal imbalance. How to balance? More estr or prometrium ?

49yr f  -  alora  patch (.05) & prometrium (100mg) bleed& clots by 5 days on meds. Prob hormonal imbalance. How to balance? More estr or prometrium ?

Prob. less estrogen: Estrogen causes the lining of the uterus to thicken and later this causes the bleeding. You probably need less estrogen and possible more Progesterone depending on other symptoms. See your doctor to get adjusted. ...Read more

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I take the estrogen patch v-dot ans prometrium but can II start bio-identical progestrone with the patch?

I take the estrogen patch v-dot ans  prometrium but can II start bio-identical progestrone with the patch?

Yes: Bio identical Progesterone obtained from reputable compounding pharmacies , works just as well and can be titrated easily. However you can take one or the other , you can replace the Prometrium with the bio identical progesterone. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: prometrium?

Prometrium: Prometrium is a micronized Progesterone in the form of a capsule. The Progesterone is a plant source and being micronized improves oral absorption. Progesterone can be utilized for different uses, most commonly to induce menses, support pregnancies in ivf, and in postmenopausal hormone replacement. ...Read more

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What is prometrium used for?

Progesterone: Prometrium 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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When using estrasorb with with prometrium, how do you take both if your still menstruating?

When using estrasorb with with prometrium, how do you take both if your still menstruating?

Take both: It sounds as of you have break thru bleeding. If you keep taking both drugs, the bleeding will probably stop in 3 months or less. If not, see your dr. There are other reasons for bleeding. An endometrial biopsy, if not done previously might be indicated, as well as a change in hormone dosage. ...Read more

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I took prometrium for 6 weeks for perimenopausal symptoms, after stopping it im gaining weight. Why? I gained on it as well.

I took prometrium for 6 weeks for perimenopausal symptoms, after stopping it im gaining weight. Why? I gained on it as well.

Hard to say: Prometrium is probably not the best choice, by itself, for perimenopausal symptoms. Find a doctor who will evaluate all issues and hormone levels involved in this stage of your life. This treatment can get complicated so find someone who knows reproductive hormone balance well and treats many patients in your age group. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Prometrium (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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