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Is progesterone an estrogen?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree
In brief: No
Progesterone is another ovarian hormone quite distinct from estrogen.
One major effect of Progesterone is stabilization of an early pregnancy.

In brief: No
Progesterone is another ovarian hormone quite distinct from estrogen.
One major effect of Progesterone is stabilization of an early pregnancy.
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
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Dr. Paul L. Hester
General Practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Both are produced by the female ovaries, but they balance reproductive and other tissue functions in different ways.
Progesterone levels increase rapidly after ovulation and then decrease if fertilization does not occur, causing menses. Progesterone has a broad range of effects beyond reproduction, as it influences pathways of hormonal synthesis, including cortisol.

In brief: No
Both are produced by the female ovaries, but they balance reproductive and other tissue functions in different ways.
Progesterone levels increase rapidly after ovulation and then decrease if fertilization does not occur, causing menses. Progesterone has a broad range of effects beyond reproduction, as it influences pathways of hormonal synthesis, including cortisol.
Dr. Paul L. Hester
Dr. Paul L. Hester
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