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What is the side effect of progesterone treatment in a post-menopausal woman with endometrial thickness of 11mm?

What is the side effect of progesterone treatment in a post-menopausal woman with endometrial thickness of 11mm?

Need biopsy: A uterine lining, called "endometrial stripe" or "thickness", of 11 mm measured on ultrasound is not normal after menopause. Experts recommend biopsy for stripe >5 mm. Thickening can be sign of xs estrogen effect on uterus.Progesterone can reverse this & prevent uterine cancer. Side effects of Progesterone can be weight gain, mood swings , skin changes & unknown effects on breast health. ...Read more

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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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What are the side effects of being on prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

What are the side effects of being on prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

Safe: If you are inquiring about effects that are either unpleasant or dangerous, there really are no important ones. ...Read more

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One of the side effects of spironolactone is vaginal post-menopausal bleeding. What causes this? Will stopping medicine reverse abnormal bleeding?

One of the side effects of spironolactone is  vaginal post-menopausal bleeding. What causes this? Will stopping medicine reverse abnormal bleeding?

See your gyn: Spironolactone blocks androgens (hormones that cause "male" effects like extra hair growth or acne) from their receptors. The extra androgens are converted to estrogen in your body and the estrogen can cause vaginal bleeding. If there is no other reason found for your bleeding, see if your doctor can substitute other drugs in the same class with less anti-androgen effect. ...Read more

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What is the side effect of taking prometrium (micronized progesterone) 200mg during early pregnancy?

Please see below.: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is a brand name for Progesterone (a female hormone), which is sometimes used to maintain a pregnancy. This medication may be used during pregnancy only as directed by your doctor. There is conflicting information about whether progestins may cause harm to an unborn baby. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of menopausal hormone treatments?

What are the side effects of menopausal hormone treatments?

Many: If given in improper doses & not monitored, hormone therapy can lead to many different problems such as breast tenderness (most common), deep venous thrombosis, heart attack, pulmonary embolism, hair growth, adult cystic acne, thermal changes, and possibly increased cancer rates for estrogen dependent cancers depending upon the type of estrogen that is used. ...Read more

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Treatment for thickened endometrial lining. If adjust HRT to increase progesterone, how likely are side effects hair loss, weight gain & depression?

Treatment for thickened endometrial lining. If adjust HRT to increase progesterone, how likely are side effects hair loss, weight gain & depression?

Progesterone use: Progesterone is required to oppose the estrogen in Estrogen Replacement Therapy(ERT). the number one problem when it is not used by Rx is the one you already have had-thickening of the endometrium which can lead to endometrial cancer. Often it is used for just a few days of the HRT regimen and the side effects you mentioned are often minimal to non-existent in those circumstances. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of treatment for uterine cancer?

What are the side effects of treatment for uterine cancer?

Bleeding, pain, etc: Treatment may cause many of the same issues as the diaease but they will go away. Surgery is usually required and soreness associated with healing can occur. Additionally removal of ovaries may b done and cause hormonal changes. Often pts need radiation and possibly chemotherapy. Radiation can cause temporary irritation in your bladder or rectum. These side effects should pass after few months. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of having uterine fibroid embolization?

What are the long term side effects of having uterine fibroid embolization?

Minimal: Some women will experience menopausal symptoms after uae. This is very unusual in women under 40. Women 45 and older have at least a 15-25% chance of never having a period again after uae - which is almost always a welcome effect. Other long-term complications are very rare. The particles do not migrate or cause any long-term reactions. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of i131 ablation therapy?

What are the side effects of i131 ablation therapy?

Hypothyroidism: Usually i 131 treatment is used for treatment of hyperthyroidism. It is quite safe but often leads to hypothyroidism 12 plus months later. Hypothyroidism is easily treated with a once a day supplement of thyroid. ...Read more

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Are there side effects of progesterone cream?

Are there side effects of progesterone cream?

Usually not: A short answer is 'few to none.' it may depend on what cream you use, where you use/apply it, how often, and for what purpose. Progesterone creams used intravaginallyfor women sometimes give mild itching or irritation, the gels also may 'clump' and give discharge. On the skin, irritation sometimes occurs. There are no medically important risks or major side effects to these creams. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking progesterone?

What are the side effects of taking progesterone?

Side effects: Side effects of Progesterone are usually mild, such as fatigue, sleep disturbance, and delayed menses. More serious side effects are rare. ...Read more

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Will sibutramine induces infertility of women? What r the major side effects of it?

Will sibutramine induces infertility of women? What r the major side effects of it?

Not available: Sibutramine was used as an adjunct to diet for weight loss in people with obesity. However it was associated with an increased risk of stroke and heart attack and was removed from the market in the United States, and most other industrialized countries. ...Read more

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Any side effects of clomid, (clomiphene) that become the long effect years later?

Any side effects of clomid, (clomiphene) that become the long effect years later?

Unlikely: Most side effects of Clomid (clomiphene) are short-term = headache, hot flushes, irritability, bloating, ovarian cysts. Theoretical long-term risk may include ovarian cancer. However, risk of ovarian ca is more likely related to patient population using clomid, (clomiphene) mainly women who do not have children or have their first child at an older age, which are known risk factors for ovarian ca. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of progesterone?

What are the side effects of progesterone?

GERD/vaginal dischar: Vaginal Progesterone (prochieve or crinone) is a very safe and effective intervention to prevent preterm birth in women with asymptomatic short cervix! topical irritation or discharge can occur but are rarely a cause to stop the therapy. If you have gerd (reflux) or constipation the extra Progesterone will make them worse. Talk to your obstetrician to determine if this is a good idea for you. ...Read more

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What are side effects of medroxyprogesterone acetate?

What are  side effects of medroxyprogesterone acetate?

Effects can vary.: It can change your menstrual cycle, both in frequency and flow. Other possible side effects include water retention, decreased appetite, weakness, & soreness at the injection site. Depression, dizziness, headache, nervousness, sleepiness, breast tenderness, breast discharge, abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, jaundice, blood clots, and phlebitis are less common. It's also possible to have no side effects at all! ...Read more

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Does long term use of estrogen and progesterone lower risk for uterine cancer?

Does long term use of estrogen and progesterone lower risk for uterine cancer?

When combined: It will lower risk if combined in an hormone replacement therapy(HRT) for applicable patients. Estrogen used alone for (HRT) in women who still have a uterus present can increase their risk of uterine cancer.(endometrial) when progesterone is not used. ...Read more

Endometrium (Definition)

The endometrium is the area that lines the uterus. During the menstrual cycle this is the tissue that is sloughed off if ...Read more