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34 day cycle, 0.7 mnl/l progesterone on day 23. Day 28 going for testing can I still ovulate. Can preseed help. How to lose weight? Diet meal plan

34 day cycle, 0.7 mnl/l progesterone on day 23. Day 28 going for testing can I still ovulate. Can preseed help. How to lose weight? Diet meal plan

Ovulation problems: Your Progesterone should rise a week after ovulation and a week before the period starts. It is possible you may have ovulated late though it is not possible to determine from the information you have provided.

Preseed is a great lubricant to use since it is not toxic to sperm but it will not help you ovulate. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I am on t3, (liothyronine) testosterone, progesterone, metformin, and phentermine... 1200 cal diet, cannot lose weight- tried everything-why not?

I am on t3, (liothyronine) testosterone, progesterone, metformin, and phentermine... 1200 cal diet, cannot lose weight- tried everything-why not?

Carbs?: I presume you have pcos if your doctor has put you metformin. If so, consider a low carb diet such as atkins. Don't forget to exercise at the same time. ...Read more

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Been told I have low progesterone. Prescribed Microval. Am I likely to gain weight or will it help me lose if it stablises hormones?

Been told I have low progesterone. Prescribed Microval. Am I likely to gain weight or will it help me lose if it stablises hormones?

Progesterone: You need to ask your doctor why you are not being prescribed progesterone - I certainly don't understand why Microval and not progesterone.

If your doctor is not a gynecologist or endocrinologist have your doctor refer you to one or both and then look for another doctor.

If your doctor could let me know why the Microval was prescribed I would appreciate it. ...Read more

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Currently on Nexplanon; but am taking estridonol, does adding estrogen back into your system, aid in losing weight? Opposed to only progesterone?

Currently on Nexplanon; but am taking estridonol, does adding estrogen back into your system, aid in losing weight? Opposed to only progesterone?

No: Estrogen is not associated with weight loss. It is used to help control bleeding. Progesterone is what provides the contraception in all hormonal contraceptives and estrogen is added for cycle control. In studies the Nexplanon has not been associated with weight gain unlike DepoProvera which has been shown to have an average 10 pound weight gain per year. The addition of estrogen doesn't help. ...Read more

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Can the progesterone pill make you gain weight?

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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Can taking estrogel and progesterone 100mg daily cause weight gain?

Age is the culprit: Lots of studies have been done on women on and off hormones in their fifties. Everyone gains the same amount of weight. It is a tough age. Diet and exercise are your best bet. ...Read more

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Will prometrium (micronized progesterone) cause me to gain weight? I'm 36, 5'5", 102 lbs, exercise and lift weights 5-6 days a week. Have endometriosis

Will prometrium (micronized progesterone) cause me to gain weight? I'm 36, 5'5", 102 lbs, exercise and lift weights 5-6 days a week. Have endometriosis

Unlikely: Prometriun is Progesterone given to menopusal woman and other conditions like yours, and if want to gain weight sure way consume more calaries may be you are burning more than consuming, also see your doctor for any thyroid problem etc. Most of people problem is how to loose will trade with you any time. ...Read more

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I want to stop the Depo-Provera shot due to weight gainhow long will the progesterone last in me?

I want to stop the Depo-Provera shot due to weight gainhow long will the progesterone last in me?

3+ months: As you know, you are supposed to get depo-provera shots every 3 months. However, the effect of the medication will last longer and typically takes 4-6 months after the last injection for your body to completely clear the drug. ...Read more

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Can estrogen/progesterone cream cause weight gain? Never had problems with weight until this year. Gained 20lbs. Not over eating.

Yes and no: Some hormonal regimens can cause some water retention and therefore weight gain. However, attributing a 20 pound weight gain to the hormones alone seems a bit of a stretch. Have you asked your ob/gyn about this? There are various types of hormone preparations to take, you may consider switching to see if that helps. ...Read more

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I took prometrium (micronized progesterone) for 6 weeks for perimenopausal symptoms, after stopping it im gaining weight. Why? I gained on it as well.

I took prometrium (micronized progesterone) for 6 weeks for perimenopausal symptoms, after stopping it im gaining weight. Why? I gained on it as well.

Hard to say: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is probably not the best choice, by itself, for perimenopausal symptoms. Find a doctor who will evaluate all issues and hormone levels involved in this stage of your life. This treatment can get complicated so find someone who knows reproductive hormone balance well and treats many patients in your age group. ...Read more

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Can u please tell me a progesterone only birth control that won't cause weight gain? Thanks.

Can u please tell me a progesterone only birth control that won't cause weight gain? Thanks.

Contraception: That is a side effect of hormonal contraceptive methods. Progesterone only methods are: skyla, mirena, (levonorgestrel) depoprovera, nexplanon, mini pill.
If you want something with no hormone: paragard would be your option # 1. ...Read more

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How likely is it to get a blood clot at age 20? Weight 110, height 5"4. A bit active Progesterone only birth control for a month, then got off of it.

How likely is it to get a blood clot at age 20? Weight 110, height 5"4. A bit active Progesterone only birth control for a month, then got off of it.

Why do you ask?: A deep vein thrombus is extremely serious, and it's not a question of "how likely". If you have pain / swelling in a leg and/or you are suddenly short of breath, get seen now. Women your age do die of this, sometimes related to the oral contraceptive pill, sometimes not. ...Read more

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If I want to stop the Depo-Provera shot due to weight gain, how long will the progesterone hormone be in my system?

If I want to stop the Depo-Provera shot due to weight gain, how long will the progesterone hormone be in my system?

Agree but: I agree completely with the first answer, but remember that normal menstruation/cycling may take much longer to resume: although it's unusual, cases of 1 year to even 2 years have been reported. ...Read more

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Hello, I am a 46 year old woman diagnosed with Hashimoto's. I am on levothroxine 25 mcg. I take 100 mg of zoloft daily also. I have been losing my hair for the last 4 years. The last year has been the worst. I started using progesterone cream approximate

Hello, I am a 46 year old woman diagnosed with Hashimoto's. I am on levothroxine 25 mcg. I take 100 mg of zoloft daily also. I have been losing my hair for the last 4 years. The last year has been the worst. I started using progesterone cream approximate

Question?: Unfortunately it appears your question was cut off. Hair loss can be a result of hypothyroidism, which is most likely. However, hair loss can also occur as an autoimmune phenomenon (similar to Hahimoto's, which makes you more prone, but due to different self-reactive antibodies or T cells). Try resubmitting your question here or getting a personalized virtual consult. ...Read more

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Weight recovered anorexic, still no periods. Normal FSH/LH, very low E2, low progesterone, normal testosterone and prolactin. What could it be?

Weight recovered anorexic, still no periods. Normal FSH/LH, very low E2, low progesterone, normal testosterone and prolactin. What could it be?

Depends: How long has your weight been recovered? How long did you go without a period. You need to be patient and make sure you are consuming nutritious whole food. Your body just may need more time and more nutrition to fully recover. Blessings to you. ...Read more

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Does hormone replacement therapy using estradiol and progesterone cause weight gain?

Does hormone replacement therapy using estradiol and progesterone cause weight gain?

No: Not consistently anyway. Women going through menopause often gain some weight, so it commonly gets blamed on hrt. ...Read more

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Why am I losing my hair? No thyroid issue, no anemia, yes I am stressed out. Taking estrogen cream and progesterone capsule just for my body?

Why am I losing my hair? No thyroid issue, no anemia, yes I am stressed out. Taking estrogen cream and progesterone capsule just for my body?

Stress: Read up on telogen effluvium and see whether this describes your situation. It's common and usually there are no lasting problems. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with pcos when I was 19 years old. I am 25 now. I have been on ocella and metformin for 2 years and progesterone for 3 months before the metformin & bc. My question is how can I lose the abdominal fat that I have if I am no longer on presc

I was diagnosed with pcos when I was 19 years old. I am 25 now. I have been on ocella and metformin for 2 years and progesterone for 3 months before the metformin & bc. My question is how can I lose the abdominal fat that I have if I am no longer on presc

It is difficult: Diet and exercise are the routes to weight loss. While exercise is important, dietary restriction is by far the most effective way to lose weight. You can only lose weight if you burn more calories than you consume, and it is far more effective to restrict you caloric intake than it is to try to exercise to burn off excess calories. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treatment for thickened endometrial lining. If adjust HRT to increase progesterone, how likely are side effects hair loss, weight gain & depression?

Treatment for thickened endometrial lining. If adjust HRT to increase progesterone, how likely are side effects hair loss, weight gain & depression?

Progesterone use: Progesterone is required to oppose the estrogen in Estrogen Replacement Therapy (ERT). the number one problem when it is not used by Rx is the one you already have had-thickening of the endometrium which can lead to endometrial cancer. Often it is used for just a few days of the HRT regimen and the side effects you mentioned are often minimal to non-existent in those circumstances. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get my body to produce more progesterone?

Is it possible to get my body to produce more progesterone?

No.: You cannot influence your Progesterone production in any meaningful way; your body makes teh base level you need. For females concerned about luteal-phase Progesterone deficiency it can be supplemented; also Progesterone deficiency secondary to not ovulating can be (mostly) remedied by inducing ovulation. ...Read more

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How can I increase my progesterone levels naturally through food?

Don't!: There are no foods that stimulate progesterone. Further, foods traditionally claimed to contain Progesterone such as mexican yams are unregulated, may contain progestins but not progesterone, and do not have a progestogenic effect. Many have an estrogenic effect! If you have a true need for additional progesterone, which most women don't, talk with a knowledgeable doctor. ...Read more

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How soon do progesterone tablets effect your BBT temp? And how high should it go?

Very unlikely: Progesterone should not really affect your BBT -

but you are looking a least a 1 to 2 degree rise in your BBT to show that you possibly ovulated.
If you have more questions - please ask. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of low progesterone in women? Can progesterone levels be tested?

What are symptoms of low progesterone in women? Can progesterone levels be tested?

Check out these: Links. Take care and god bless u! http://www. Justmommies. Com/getting-pregnant/having-problems-getting-pregnant/signs-low-progesterone. Http://www. M.webmd. Com/women/progesterone-15286. http://www. Doctoroz. Com/videos/best-natural-anti-depressants? Page=3. ...Read more

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Why would my dr send me for a quantitative bloodtest, without progesterone test if worried for mc? Or why is dr sending me at all?

???: I do both since a Progesterone level is helpful in determining if u are going to mc, maybe your doc doesn't use prog levels I always do, should be able to see a sac on us by 5 weeks and a htbeat by 6 1/2 weeks. ...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