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What are the benefits of using progesterone cream?
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Dr. Serena Chen
Fertility Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: May/may not b good
Progesterone vaginal gel - brand name crinone, (progesterone gel) is an fda approved medication for the use of hormonal support during fertility treatment and also for hormone replacement and to induce bleeding in some women who do not have a period (pcos for example).
Progesterone cream applied to the skin is used sometimes for menopausal hormone replacement but this use is not well-established.

In brief: May/may not b good
Progesterone vaginal gel - brand name crinone, (progesterone gel) is an fda approved medication for the use of hormonal support during fertility treatment and also for hormone replacement and to induce bleeding in some women who do not have a period (pcos for example).
Progesterone cream applied to the skin is used sometimes for menopausal hormone replacement but this use is not well-established.
Dr. Serena Chen
Dr. Serena Chen
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Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No benefits
Studies have not shown any benefit to Progesterone cream over other Progesterone sources.

In brief: No benefits
Studies have not shown any benefit to Progesterone cream over other Progesterone sources.
Dr. Philip Chenette
Dr. Philip Chenette
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Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Varies
During the normal menstrual cycle, Progesterone levels vary greatly.
Thus, for many women who use Progesterone the dose has to vary depending on estrogen levels and other factors. For adjustments, cream rather than capsules allow for better regulation of dose. Generally start with a low dose such as 1/8 teaspoon of Progesterone cream. And work up slowly.

In brief: Varies
During the normal menstrual cycle, Progesterone levels vary greatly.
Thus, for many women who use Progesterone the dose has to vary depending on estrogen levels and other factors. For adjustments, cream rather than capsules allow for better regulation of dose. Generally start with a low dose such as 1/8 teaspoon of Progesterone cream. And work up slowly.
Dr. Robert Lang
Dr. Robert Lang
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