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What is the difference between estrogen and progesterone?

What is the difference between estrogen and progesterone?

Totally different: Progesterone and estrogen are quite distinct steroidal molecules secreted by the ovary as well as other entities in the body. The functions of these hormones are quite distinct. ...Read more

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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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Found out Ive low estrogen, but Ive been using progesterone cream. Helpful? Not helpful? No difference? Also what is normal range for progest/test?

Found out Ive low estrogen, but Ive been using progesterone cream. Helpful? Not helpful? No difference? Also what is normal range for progest/test?

Low estrogen ?: Estrogen production from ovaries can continue well beyond the cessation of menstrual periods. A serum test for "FSH" can determine if a woman is menopausal. Progesteron by itself will not alleviate the effects of low estrogen, however. See your healthcare professional for lab tests and advice, since more information is required to answer your question completely. ...Read more

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My dr choked my hormones&my testosterone levels are really elevated&the others estrogen is low.Dr put me on progesterone 10%cream.Seen no difference.?

My dr choked my hormones&my testosterone levels are really elevated&the others estrogen is low.Dr put me on progesterone 10%cream.Seen no difference.?

High and low: Female cyclic hormones like Estradiol (estrogen) vary widely in a pattern during a cycle, so it's usually not helpful to call estrogen 'high' or 'low' without regard to when in the cycle it was done. How high was the testosterone? I don't understand what the reason for Progesterone cream to treat (?) testosterone would be, maybe to start a new cycle? ...Read more

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Does natural progesterone cream really help in correcting an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone?

Does natural progesterone cream really help in correcting an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone?

Usually : If you do not ovulate or if you make a lot of estrogen, Progesterone can help calm your body from the overstimulation of the estrogen. However, during a normal menstrual cycle the Progesterone levels can vary greatly so you will have to find the right dose and the right timing of the progesterone. Also, get a Progesterone that does not have the preservatives called parabens which may cause cancer. ...Read more

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During the 7 days of menses, which hormone is higher and which is lower between estrogen and progesterone?

During the 7 days of menses, which hormone is higher and which is lower between estrogen and progesterone?

Both: At the beginning of the menstrual cycle both estrogen and Progesterone are quite low as the cycle is reset. Estrogen begins to rise first - peak shortly before ovulation and declines. After ovulation Progesterone begins to rise. If no pregnancy ensues Progesterone levels fall and the cycle begins again. ...Read more

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Is progesterone an estrogen?

Is progesterone an estrogen?

No: Progesterone is another ovarian hormone quite distinct from estrogen. One major effect of Progesterone is stabilization of an early pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are estrogen and progesterone?

Hormones.: Estrogen and Progesterone are hormones produced by the ovary in response to the brain (pituitary gland). Estrogen is produced early in a womans cycle and Progesterone in the second half of the menstrual cycle. The are responsible for preparing the uterus for pregnancy and for pregnancy maintenance. They are also responsible for making women, women. ...Read more

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What do estrogen and progesterone do in the body?

See below: In a very basic explanation estrogen causes cells to grow (example: breast/uterine tissue) and Progesterone helps the cells to mature properly. ...Read more

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Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more