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What is the use of progestin pills?

What is the use of progestin pills?

Many uses: Too many to list here, but usually progestin pills are used in women to start a late period. They can also be used to stop irregular prolonged bleeding (sounds contradictory, i know.) there are other uses but it gets very specific. ...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


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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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Why could 96yo woman get estrogen and progestin?

Why could 96yo woman get estrogen and progestin?

Hormone replacement.: If a person is going to take hormone replacement therapy, we often would continue that for life. The whi study changed the vast majority of doctor's opinions about hormone replacement and many don't prescribe it at all any more. The negative feelings about replacing hormones is changing back to the former opinion slowly where nearly all women were replaced for life. ...Read more

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What should I do if I've had my period for a month, now an I am usin the progestin only pill?

What should I do if I've had my period for a month, now an I am usin the progestin only pill?

Maybe nothing: That's a commom side-effect of the progestin-only pill. It doesn't hurt you and doesn't mean the pill is not working. But progestin-only pills are only about as effective as condoms, so it might be time to consider using a different form of contraception. Iud's are also great while breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Of progestin-only birth control options available in the US, which are the most/least effective?

Of progestin-only birth control options available in the US, which are the most/least effective?

Mini pill: The mini pill or progestin only pill is about 92% effective in preventing pregnancy.There are really no variations in the effectiveness in the same dose of progestin by brand. ...Read more

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Can natural progesterone cream offset the negative effects of synthetic progestin (legonorgestrel)?

no: No. They are both progestins. The cream will work locally but do the same thing. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Prometrium (Definition)

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