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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
28wks pregnant.Ob decided cervix is stable+askd me to reduce my progesterone pessary dose frm daily to everyother dy.Worried this will cause bleedin?
Worried: Don't be worried but do call your Ob to confirm. ...Read more
No: It does not reduce facial hair; it mostly has no effect at all on facial hair. ...Read more
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
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
Had regular 28 days cycle.On 25mcg synthroid, 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
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
No: To eat foods containing chemicals known to be similar (in effect) to the body's hormones is usually a bad idea. The dosing would vary each day because the foods never contain the same amount of chemical from meal to meal, people don't eat the same meals each day, foods from different farms have different levels of chemicals, etc... The only way to get exact amounts is by approved, purified drugs. ...Read more
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