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The Side Effects Of Progesterone Suppositories
They can: Anything you put in your vagina can be associated with pink bleeding. ...Read more
Accidentally I left my progesterone suppositories out of the refridgerator for 12 hours. They did not melt. Are they no more useful?
Should be fine: Being left out at room temperture (68-75 deg F) should not make them ineffective. Just put them back in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes and then insert one of them vaginally as directed. ...Read more
Am on progesterone suppository. Is there any way to find placenta has taken over progesterone production at 12 wks before stopping suppository?
Luteal phase defect: I use progesterone in the 1st trimester quite a bit for borderline progesterones and luteal phase defect. I don't check the levels after 12 weeks because the placenta produces a sufficient amount and losses from low progesterone occur much earlier. Certainly a progesterone can be done once off the suppositories, but while you're taking them the level in your blood will reflect total progesteron ...Read more
Not really: It's common to have some brown spotting early in pregnancy. It is not caused by the Progesterone though. An ultrasound in a week or so should be able to see if you have a viable embryo. In the meantime, you should continue the Progesterone as directed by your doctor. And call the doctor if you have any bright red bleeding! ...Read more
Talk to yor doctor: The physician who performed your IUI will make those recommendations and should be able to describe to you the risks, benefits, and side effects. ...Read more
I'm on progesterone suppositories for luteal phase. Twice a day. Does it need to be 12 hours apart?
Can progesterone suppository effect the 21 day progesterone blood test? Last month (w/out) I was at 19.7 this month with I'm at 34.
8 wks, 1 day. Tonight when I inserted a progesterone suppository there was a speck of blood in the discharge on the applicator. Cause for concern?
Crinone (progesterone gel).: Crinone (progesterone gel) is a more absorbable formulation of vaginal Progesterone and approved to prevent preterm birth in women with very short cervix (<15-20 mm) by transvaginal prenatal ultrasound. Suppositories are not approved for that indication! Use Crinone (progesterone gel) 8% (90 mg per 1.125g) nightly until 37 weeks if your physician agrees. ...Read more
Can you tell me about it's like to take progesterone suppositories for infertility & experienced a heavy painful 1st period?
Sure: Progesterone suppositories are inserted once or twice daily inside your vagina. Most do not have any problems with it. Some women can have some discharge and some can have bloating and feel crampy. Some feel drowsy. Most feel completely normal. Painful 1st period may just be related to having a stressful cycle trying to conceive or from all the hormones you have taken. Good Luck to you ...Read more
I've been taking progesterone suppositories and aunt flow suppose to came on today but I had light pinkish bleeding on april 01, 02, 03 could I be prego?
Yes: Best do blood test now.Get a more detailed answer ›
Prescribed Clomid (clomiphene) 50 mg, progesterone suppositories, day 23 prog level ws 12.9 period day 29. do I need higher dose?
Can progesterone suppositories frm day 14 influence prog level in blood on day 23 mine ws 12.9 wid Clomid (clomiphene) did I ovulate?
Progesterone: Supplementation can definitely be detected in blood after 9 days, so your 12.9 might be higher than natural. Impossible to say if you ovulated when on supplementation. ...Read more
For luteal phase I’m on progesterone suppositories 2x/day, today is CD30, blood hcg test negative. Should I stop progesterone suppositories altogether?
Most likely: You will need to confirm the instruction for use with the prescribing doctor. Most likely they are prescribing it for the 2nd half of the cycle. Confirm before stopping on your own ...Read more
I had my HCG levels tested with 2311 on Wednesday then agin on Friday 2324, started brown spotting on Friday night. Started 100 mg of progesterone suppositories on Saturday night and now I have reddish-brown spotting. Is this normal?
Hcg: That's not really a good rise in hcg. Would usually expect it to rise about 15% or more in 48 hours. It sounds like you need an ultrasound soon to make sure your pregnancy is progressing normally. One of the causes of nearly plateau'd hcg levels would be a tubal pregnancy (which could be causing your spotting). I would repeat the level tomorrow (monday) and get it for an Ultrasound this week ...Read more
My HCG levels have been slowly increasing. 18, 25, 37. Prescribed progesterone suppositories 1x per day. Is cramping normal? What's is the prognosis?
To early to say: I need more information. How often did your doctor do the quantitative Beta HCG. Those numbers could be ok if they were done daily. Most of the time we will do them every 2-3 days. The HCG level is suppose to double every 2-3 days. If you were doing HCG levels every 3 days and your progesterone is low, the prognosis is guarded. Possible problems could be a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more
Hi. I'm 6 days post an IUI. Is it safe to take estrace (estradiol) if my estrogen level was 76? And progesterone suppositories if my progesterone was 7.5?
I have 3 cysts on my left ovary, my doctor has me inserting 400mg progesterone suppository nightly. I started my period, should I stop using them?
Cannot tell: What is your age? Any other associated problems? ...Read more
I was put on progesterone suppositories at 20 weeks due to a short cervix. I was taken off of them at 37 weeks. I've been off of them for two weeks now but my husband is still getting a burning sensation and blisters after we have sex.
Are efficiency of cyclogest (progesterone) suppositories 400mg similar to crinone vaginal gel 8% efficiency in supporting luteal phase in IVF after embryo transfer?
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