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What is the difference between estrogen and progesterone?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
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Dr. Seth Derman
They also may be released at different times in the cycle.
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: They are 2 different

Hormones that are made by the ovaries until the female goes into menopause then in many women they need to be replaced estrogen builds tissue in the endometrium, Progesterone prevents the build up , you can read online about them and discuss with your gyn.

In brief: They are 2 different

Hormones that are made by the ovaries until the female goes into menopause then in many women they need to be replaced estrogen builds tissue in the endometrium, Progesterone prevents the build up , you can read online about them and discuss with your gyn.
Dr. Alan Patterson
Dr. Alan Patterson
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