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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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Does progesterone reduce every month before a period ? If so why?

Does progesterone reduce every month before a period ? If so why?

Nature: When your ovary release an egg it contains something called a corpus luteum cyst. This produces Progesterone as it waits for ovulation. The corpus luteum dies if it is not fertilized. This stops the Progesterone production. The drop in progestestone destabilizes the lining of the uterus called the endometrium leading to your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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On combined pill. Will going on lower dose combined pill, a pill with more eostrogen or more progesterone or only progesterone reduce my discharge ?

No not really: No the amount of circulating estrogen and Progesterone will not effect the mount of discharge. Leutinizing hormone signals the lining of the uterus to build up and prepare for implantation of an embryo. If this doesn't occur menstruation happens. ...Read more

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Would taking progesterone help reduce facial hair growth?

Would taking progesterone help reduce facial hair growth?

No: It does not reduce facial hair; it mostly has no effect at all on facial hair. ...Read more

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My androstenedione level was 5.49 on day 22. Is it too high. My progesterone is less too.I'm 20 and I have pcos.How to reduce androstenedione?

My androstenedione level was 5.49 on day 22. Is it too high. My progesterone is less too.I'm 20 and I have pcos.How to reduce androstenedione?

Androstenedione: Androstenedione is a hormone of androgenicity character produced by adrenals and when high can cause symptoms of hyper androgenicity your levels though you have not provided units sound to me normal hyperandrogenicity is a feature of pcos and if bothersome needs to be treated if your androstenedione levels are truly elevated then congenital adrenal hyperplasia of late onset needs to be ruled out. ...Read more

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I am 31 weeks & cervix is 2.6cm & on progesterone pessaries.I've had intermittent reduced movt been checked all ok.How likely am I to make to 38 weeks

I am 31 weeks & cervix is 2.6cm & on progesterone pessaries.I've had intermittent reduced movt been checked all ok.How likely am I to make to 38 weeks

Pregnancy: This is impossible to answer. There are so many variables that go into when a woman will deliver, I gave up trying to determine when years ago. All I know is babies never stay in they always come out. I have had women who had premature labor at 31 weeks have to be induced at 42 weeks. Other women with a history of normal term deliveries have their water break and deliver at 33 weeks. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Hi, i had a frozen embryo transfer a week ago and i've just noticed that i should've reduced the dosage of cyclogest (progesterone) and progynova. Is that bad?

Hi, i had a frozen embryo transfer a week ago and i've just noticed that i should've reduced the dosage of cyclogest (progesterone) and progynova. Is that bad?

Pease call your: Doc who did the embryo transfer only that doc should answering this question that doc knows the dose of what you are taking and what it should be, call tonight. ...Read more

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Can taking cyclogest (progesterone) 200mg per day reduce my chances of preterm delivery? As I have a higher risk of having a weak cervix due to leetz

Can taking cyclogest (progesterone) 200mg per day reduce my chances of preterm delivery? As I have a higher risk of having a weak cervix due to leetz

Preterm delivery: There is scientific data to suggest that Progesterone decreases the risk of preterm delivery in those at significant risk for it. If just having a lletz, leep or cone is your only risk factor, it may not be truly necessary. ...Read more

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Had regular 28 days cycle.On 25mcg synthroid, (thyroxine) TSH reduced frm 4.67 to 2.61 in 18 days.My progesterone 7 DPO=15.59 ng/ml.No period 16dpo.Whts the prob?

Had regular 28 days cycle.On 25mcg synthroid, (thyroxine) TSH reduced frm 4.67 to 2.61 in 18 days.My progesterone 7 DPO=15.59 ng/ml.No period 16dpo.Whts the prob?

See your OB: if you are concerned about the length of the two halves of your menstrual cycle for conception purposes, using a kit to pinpoint time of ovulation is helpful. Having a 28 day cycle is a healthy sign as long as you are not having trouble with conceiving a child. If this is your concern, see your OB for more information and help ...Read more

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Hormone replacement therapy. Estrogen alone increases risk of uterine cancer. Adding progesterone increases risk of breast cancer, but reduces risk of uterine cancer. What's the right balance?

Hormone replacement therapy. Estrogen alone increases risk of uterine cancer. Adding progesterone increases risk of breast cancer, but reduces risk of uterine cancer. What's the right balance?

Individual: Yes, estrogen alone does increase the risk of uterine cancer over time. And yes the whi showed that the combination of a certain synthetic estrogen and a certain synthetic progestin increased the risk of breast cancer. But most specialists do not use those older types of synthetic hormones and with newer medications the risks are lower and different. So a balance can be achieved. ...Read more