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What are disadvantages of progesterone only pills?

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

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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Can I buy progesterone pills online safely?

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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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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Missed dose of progesterone (pill) can I take my next dose this morning and again tonight?

Yes: It is critical that a Progesterone only pill be taken at the same time each day. A back-up form of contraception should be used or you should abstain from intercourse for at least 2 days if the pill is taken > 3 hours late or missed on any given day. You should resume taking your pill as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Should I take progesterone pills if I have a histpry of miscarriages? Even if my progesterone levels are high

Should I take progesterone pills if I have a histpry of miscarriages? Even if my progesterone levels are high

Probably not: Progesterone is not dangerous - although it also isn't helpful in many cases. Progesterone is one of several causes for miscarriage, and not the most common. For women who need Progesterone taking it orally is mostly not adequate. Have you been tested for recurrent miscarriage? ...Read more

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If my levels are high enough of progesterone, will taking progesterone pills harm me? Is there a such thing at too much

If my levels are high enough of progesterone, will taking progesterone pills harm me? Is there a such thing at too much

Yes there is such a.: Prosterone is a chemical/hormone. It is the main ingredient in depo-prover, an injectable birth control which provides much higher than your natural level to "shut-off" ovulation and overide the effect of your estrogen. Does this have side effects--sure it does. My principle is: if you don't need it, don't use it. Use smallest effective dose when needed. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can you get pregnant while on progesterone pills?

Can you get pregnant while on progesterone pills?

Unlikely: Progesterone only pills provides adequate contraception as long is the pill is taken each day. Even though there is still a very small chance that a conception may occur. ...Read more

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Is amenorrhea from taking a progesterone only pill usual?

Yes-as w depoProvera: Progestin-only containing pills often induce amenorrhea. Same as depo-prover injection which is a progestin-only med. Given every 3 monthsor so and it is almost always result in amenorhea or at least just oligo-menorrhea (little period).
It is good at preventing pregnancy, but not 100%. So double check for pregnancy if you are concerned. Consult your doc...Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as a supplement for natural progesterone in pill form?

Prometrium (micronized progesterone): Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is progesterone. It is a prescription pill. ...Read more

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I have taken 7/10 progesterone pills to stop extended menstral beelding but it hasn't stopped, help?

Take all pills: I recommend that you take all of your pills. I've seen cases when a bleeding stopped on day 9 and sometimes 10. If the bleeding fails to stop, contact your physician. You may need further investigation or another form of therapy. ...Read more

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Mid way through second pkt of azalia progesterone only pill, bleeding the last 3 1/2 weeks, will it stop?

Mid way through second pkt of azalia progesterone only pill, bleeding the last 3 1/2 weeks, will it stop?

May not: Sometimes a side effect of the progesterone only pill is erratic bleeding, although it can be used to control vaginal bleeding in some limited circumstances.

Need to have a consult with a doctor for specific advice for your personal situation but here is some general information on the progesterone only pill.
https://www. Drugs. Com/uk/azalia-75-microgram-film-coated-tablets-leaflet. Html ...Read more

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What is the normal range for the amount of time it takes to start a period after your last progesterone pill?

What is the normal range for the amount of time it takes to start a period after your last progesterone pill?

3-10 days: With adequate estrogen effect & at least 7 days of Progesterone use, you should see a withdrawal bleed within 3-10 days. If not, you need to discuss this with your doc. To prevent hyperplasia, you may need a longer course (10 days). For synchronizing your lining, you may need a higher dose and/or estrogen supplementation. ...Read more

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What is the best progesterone only pill for treating endometriosis pain (available in uk) which has greatest success? Thanks

What is the best progesterone only pill for treating endometriosis pain (available in uk) which has greatest success? Thanks

Options: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is one option. Norethindrone acetate is another. Personally I favor that it often works well and prevents periods which helps. ...Read more

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What are the possible complications one can have by taking progesterone pill without proper prescription? How much damage can they do

Change cycle: It depends on the reason you are taking them and the source. At the very least they can alter your menstrual cycle. ...Read more