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After a year of severe cramping and blood clots during period I had an ultrasound that showed 3.5 CM fibroids. Will progesterone help?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Fibroids can cause excessive or prolonged menstrual bleeding, but more important than the size is what part of the uterus they are growing in.
If the fibroid is on the outside of the uterus, then Progesterone may control the bleeding that comes from the uterine lining. Fibroids in the muscle layer or protruding into the inner uterine cavity can cause bleeding that is resistant to progesterone.

In brief: Maybe

Fibroids can cause excessive or prolonged menstrual bleeding, but more important than the size is what part of the uterus they are growing in.
If the fibroid is on the outside of the uterus, then Progesterone may control the bleeding that comes from the uterine lining. Fibroids in the muscle layer or protruding into the inner uterine cavity can cause bleeding that is resistant to progesterone.
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. Mary David
Progesterone also is one of the things that can make fibroids grow. The abortion pill, RU486, or misoprostil is an anti-progesterone and has been used to treat fibroids as has embolization by interventional radiologists.
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes and not

The hormonal treatment takes time to see results.
You can try, but there is no 100% guarantee it will work for you.

In brief: Yes and not

The hormonal treatment takes time to see results.
You can try, but there is no 100% guarantee it will work for you.
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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