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Doctor insights on: The Effect Of Taking Natural Forms Of Progesterone

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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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Which is the preferred birth control with the least amount of side effects?

Which is the preferred birth control with the least amount of side effects?

Things to ponder: Permanent or reversible ? Hormonal or non hormonal IUD ? Good at remembering or not ? Ever have a stroke or clotting issue ? Need to consider infection control ? These are issues which come up in individualizing the BC plan for each woman. There is no single answer that fits every woman. ...Read more

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What are the effects of estrogen supplements?

What are the effects of estrogen supplements?

What effects do u me: Mean , too non specific of a ? Good effects or side effects? ...Read more

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Which form of contraception is the best, the injection or the pill and which is better in terms of side effects?

Which form of contraception is the best, the injection or the pill and which is better in terms of side effects?

The 1 you like : There is no one method of birth control that is right for everyone. The best birth-control for you is the one that you like and you will use consistently. Schedule a visit with your doctor to go over the options and find one that is right for you. ...Read more

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Will the effects of overdose of progesterone gradually decrease with time?

Will the effects of overdose of progesterone gradually decrease with time?

Yes: You'd have to take a lot of Progesterone to overdose, as high doses are frequently given for patients undergoing chemotherapy, etc. But to answer your question, yes over time the effects of Progesterone do diminish. ...Read more

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What's the difference between combined birth pills and progestin-only pills in terms of effect?

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What's the difference between combined birth pills and progestin-only pills in terms of effect?

Combined pill better: Combined birth control pills are slightly more effective than the progestin only pills. And progestin only pills are less forgiving and it is even more important to take them every day at the same time. ...Read more

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I have heard the progestin in birth control pills can affect libido. Which matters more, the specific kind of progestin or the dosage amount?

I have heard the progestin in birth control pills can affect libido. Which matters more, the specific kind of progestin or the dosage amount?

Either one: either one can affect libido. Since it affects people differently, the only way to know if it affects you or not is to take it and see. ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects of birth control pills?

What are some of the side effects of birth control pills?

Mostly minor : Side effects include breast tenderness, nausea, and some breakthrough bleeding. As opposed to the rare risks of leg/lung clots or hi blood pressure, these risks are minor and temporary. ...Read more

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What are the effects of estrogen tablets on a male?

What are the effects of estrogen tablets on a male?

Gynecomastia: Gynecomastia, aka abnormal growth of breast tissue is the likely result of using estrogen via any route on a male. Other changes may include loss of facial hair, weight gain, water retention, etc. Unless you are being treated by a doctor for an impending sex change surgery, this would be a bad choice of medication for most men. ...Read more

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Can the herb Ashwagandha reduce the effectiveness of hormonal birth control?

Can the herb Ashwagandha reduce the effectiveness of hormonal birth control?

Not known to: There is no evidence that ashwagandha has any interaction with hormonal birth control. I checked several databases on interactions; ashwagandha is not proven to significantly interact with any drugs. There are a few theoretical interactions- for example, since it is known to help people relax, it might have an additive effect with drugs that help people relax. It is safe to use with birth control. ...Read more

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What are the effect of taking three clonzepam, in the green dosages?

What are the effect of taking three clonzepam, in the green dosages?

Use with caution: Green Clonazepam pills could be 0.5 or 1 mg tabs. It is best to take your meds as prescribed and inform your dr. If you take more than the recommended amount. Other ways of managing anxiety/ insomnia including relaxation techniques, moderate exercise in the am & good sleep hygiene. Clonazepam can be habit forming and progressively higher doses can affect breathing & level of alertness. ...Read more

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What are some benefits of using the progesterone iud?

What are some benefits of using the progesterone iud?

Bleeding better: That is an excellent choice and very effective for birth control. Often that iud also decreases the amount of bleeding and sometimes even pain with your menstrual cycles. In some women with endometriosis it may be helpful for pain control but that is less studied. ...Read more

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What are the effects of taking acai pills?

What are the effects of taking acai pills?

What knows. : Since acai is supposed to contain high level of anti-oxidants, I do not expect any harm from it. Potentially it may reduce the inflammatory activities in your body but I am unaware of any scientific study showing any definite health benefits from taking them or the doses which may produce such benefits. ...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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Does the amount of estrogen in birth control pills have an effect on libido?

Does the amount of estrogen in birth control pills have an effect on libido?

Yes: medications in general can have an affect on libido. particularly ones related to hormone levels. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of taking birth control pills without hormones? Which is healthier, hormones or no hormones?

What are the benefits of taking birth control pills without hormones? Which is healthier, hormones or no hormones?

Haven't seen them: Haven't seen women's birth control pills without hormones. Can you post another question, and include the name or the pills? Perhaps you are referring to mini-pills that contain one instead of two hormones? ...Read more

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What are the risks of taking the hormone medicine cenestin?

What are the risks of taking the hormone medicine cenestin?

Estrogen risks: Estrogens can increase the risk of cancer of the uterus (endometrial cancer). Taking a progestin as directed by your doctor can help decrease this risk. Tell your doctor right away if you have any unusual vaginal bleeding. In postmenopausal women, Estrogens can increase the risk of cancer of the ovaries, stroke, dementia, and serious blood clots in the legs. (http://www.Webmd.Com/drugs...). ...Read more

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I am currently taking 25mg of progesterone cream three times a day and 50mg of natural progesterone at bedtime for low progesterone. Is this to much?

I am currently taking 25mg of progesterone cream three times a day and 50mg of natural progesterone at bedtime for low progesterone. Is this to much?

No: Progesterone is a naturally occurring hormone, and there do not appear to be any side effects from taking it during pregnancy. If your Progesterone level is low, taking supplements can help prevent miscarriage. ...Read more