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Is it true a topical estrogen & progesterone are better than pill form? If so, which topical estrogen & progesterone do you favor?

Is it true a topical estrogen & progesterone are better than pill form? If so, which topical estrogen & progesterone do you favor?

Topical E has benefi: Estrgen topically avoids the pill relaterd passage through the liver and is therefore likely less risky. With progeterone the data are uncertain. My favored estrogen is eva mist. I would still use Progesterone by mouth (prometrium). ...Read more

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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I mistakenly applied topical estrogen and progesterone creams before my shower. How long should I wait until I have my shower and wash it off? Thx

I mistakenly applied topical estrogen and progesterone creams before my shower. How long should I wait until I have my shower and wash it off? Thx

A few minutes: Most topical hormones absorb in a few minutes. If you wait for just s short time, a shower should have minimum effect on your hormone cream. ...Read more

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I read that taking progesterone pills stimulate breast growth. Does that mean topical progesterone massaged into the breast will have the same effect?

Careful: Both estrogen and Progesterone affect the breasts. Typically estrogen leads to more breast growth but not usually after the breasts have matured. There are associations between Progesterone and possible breast cancer if used chronically. Any way that Progesterone is absorbed with affect the breast. ...Read more

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When beginning HRT with topical estrogen and prometrium, (micronized progesterone) how long before contacting dr if I feel worse, not better? I'm not on any meds. 46 yr old.

When beginning HRT with topical estrogen and prometrium, (micronized progesterone) how long before contacting dr if I feel worse, not better? I'm not on any meds. 46 yr old.

HRT: Hrt works pretty fast. I doubt you'd feel worse on it. You may not feel better and dose adjustment may need to be done. However, with all the risks of hrt known now, I wonder why you'd even want to entertain it as your first choice of treatment of menopausal symptoms. There's a number of supplements and "safer" prescription alternatives that are worth considering. ...Read more

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Is bioidentical progesterone topical cream for arms just as good as taking a 50 mg bioidentical capsule at night before bed for menopause hot flashes?

Is bioidentical progesterone topical cream for arms just as good as taking a 50 mg bioidentical capsule at night before bed for menopause hot flashes?

Neither: The term "bioidentical" is a marketing tool, used to make people believe that these products are somehow better or safer than other forms of hormones. There is no good evidence that this is true. Most topical creams are not regulated by the fda, and so their effectiveness is mostly unknown. Estrogen is the much more effective hormone for treating menopausal symptoms than progesterone. ...Read more

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Having side effects from mirena (levonorgestrel).I have lots of cysts growing on my ovary. Ob wants to use implanon can I use a 20mg topical progesterone instead?

Having side effects from mirena (levonorgestrel).I have lots of cysts growing on my ovary. Ob wants to use implanon can I use a 20mg topical progesterone instead?

Confusing: Progestin iud like Mirena (levonorgestrel) does not 'cause' ovarian cysts. Normal ovaries always have follicular and/or luteal cysts, are you certain your cysts are not normal? Finally 'no, ' topical progsterone cream will not impact ovarian cysts or ovarian cycle at all. ...Read more

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What does progesteron of 1.8 mean?

What does progesteron of 1.8 mean?

Progesteron mean.: 52 F from Cleveland asks: What does progesteron of 1.8 mean? ANS: I do not know what progesteron is. Suspect you mean progesterone but please advise. I recommend looking at the Normal range for this or any other test to send us before asking this type quastion. ...Read more

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How to properly use susten (progesteron) 200 vt?

Not used in us: Susten is not a Progesterone used in the us, and Progesterone can be taken via many routes. You should check with your doctor, . ...Read more

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What is progesterone?

Progesterone: Suggest you use your search engine to google this for all the information you could want. ...Read more

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What is progesterone? What are androgens?

What is progesterone? What are androgens?

Hormones: Both progesterone and androgens are hormones.

I would recommend that you go on-line and search for hormones. There will be many articles that you should read and most, if not all, will give you the information you want.

You might also want to peruse Yahoo Images and type in "Hormones". You will see some valuable images, most of them with a few words of explanation. ...Read more

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Too much progesterone causes miscarriages?

Too much progesterone causes miscarriages?

Other way around: Progesterone levels that are too low can cause miscarriages in early pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is low progesterone?

Progesterone: Progesterone is made by the ovaries after ovulation. When there is low Progesterone there is either no ovulation or very suboptimal ovulation. ...Read more

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What do 3.6 progesterone mean?

That is level: You don't say if that is a saliva level or a blood level. Progesterone normals vary according to what time of the menstrual cycle. Discuss this with the doctor who ordered the lab. ...Read more

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How to boost progesterone naturally?

Progesterone: Do you know your progesterone level is low?
Why do you think you need to boost it?

A visit to your doctor will sort this out for you. ...Read more

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How can I apply and use progesterone?

Often use for menses: Porgesterone for 10 days as in provera (medroxyprogesterone) will give you menses if you have a normal ESTRADIOL LEVEL.
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How do I recognised low progesterone?

How do I recognised low progesterone?

Progesterone: In a reproductive age woman low luteal Progesterone usually means she did not ovulate. In ovulatory cycles if Progesterone is low, it is usually called a luteal-phase defect, although experts disagree about how important it is. Purely theoretically, no Progesterone at all would mean death because your body couldn't make cortisol. ...Read more

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Where can I buy natural progesterone?

Natural progesterone: Thin is available in many places but please first check with your doctor whether it is OK to take the natural product.

Proper chemically made progesterone is clearly prepared and confirmed by the FDA as OK. Not so with other sites. ...Read more

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What effects does high progesterone have?

Various: High Progesterone levels can be a contraceptive, and are used as such by gyn's. Other effects may include tiredness, vaginal dryness, high Insulin levels, decreased Insulin sensitivity, weight gain, reduced sex drive and depression. Is your Progesterone level high or have you been taking Progesterone for some reason? Either way, consult your gyn doc. ...Read more

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Causes of high progesterone levels in men?

Progesterone: Certain forms of congenital adrenal hyperplasia raise 17 hydroxyprogesterone -- a cortisol precursor. ...Read more

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Progesteron level 0.3 ng/ml. What do I do?

Progesteron level 0.3 ng/ml. What do I do?

Level varies: Depending whether you are in pre-pubertal stage, phases of menstruation, trimester of pregnancy, menopausal state to mention the main one. When we come to your case if you are in the follicular stage of your menses it is normal ...Read more

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S-progesterone result 29.15 nmol/l meaning?

S-progesterone result 29.15 nmol/l meaning?

More information: Progesterone levels must be interpreted knowing the exact day of the menstrual cycle. One expects a low number in the first half of the cycle and a high number in the second half if ovulation has occured. ...Read more

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Can I buy progesterone pills online safely?

No: You should obtain a prescription from your doctor and fill it according to instructions. ...Read more

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Why does oral progesterone make you drowzy?

Gaba receptors: Progesterone taken by mouth gets metabolized into breakdown molecules, some of which stimulate GABA receptors in the brain, which result in sedation or drowsiness. ...Read more

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What can I do about low progesterone levels?

Add progesterone: Progesterone levels can be increased 3 ways. Clomid stimulates he ovary to produce a larger follicle, which in turn produces more progesterone. Oral Progesterone in the form of Prometrium (micronized progesterone) taken by mouth will increase serum progesterone. Vaginal Progesterone suppositories will also increase serum progesterone. All three methods have there own set of risks and benefits. ...Read more

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Can oral progesterone cause iop to increase?

IOP: I am not familiar with this term.
Could not find it on the web.

Could you please elaborate the term for me. ...Read more

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What is the importance of progesterone in men?

As far as I know: Nothing...
But psychologists have found that it does cause more bonding with your partner. ...Read more

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Can the progesterone pill make you gain weight?

Not usually: For most women, the weight changes seen with the progestin-only birth control pill (if that's what you are referring to) is minimal. Some women say that they are very sensitive to any birth control pills, but each individual's experiences are to be noted and respected. ...Read more

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What are disadvantages of progesterone only pills?

Irregular bleeding: The main drawback is that estrogen-free methods are associated with more breakthrough bleeding or irregular bleeding. ...Read more

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