Progesterone

What is Progesterone?

Progesterone is the female hormone secreted during the secretory phase or the second phase of the menstrual cycle. Progesterone is responsible for secretory change in the endometrial glands which have proliferated in the proliferative phase of the cycle. Progesterone is also responsible for maintenance of the pregnancy.

Questions and answers on "Progesterone"

Will progesterone stop a period or bleeding
YYYY@YYYY

Or will estradiol

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Progesterone will help.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
Progesterone or a combined oral pill can help in stopping the period or bleeding if it is due to a hormonal disturbance. But it is advisable not to self medicate yourself. Do take these...

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im 45 yrs old they hv answered me to take progesterone tab if I take this progesterone shall I get period immediately pls reply me soon shall I take krimson 35 or duoluton l for getting immediate periods pls reply me

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Brief Answer:
You should take progesterone for 5 days.

Detailed Answer:
You should take progesterone 10 Mg for 5 days and after stopping the medicine. You'll get your periods in next 72 hours.

both the tablets you have mentioned are combined with estrogen.

You can take premalute 10 or Devery 10...

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Hi can you get period on progynova and progesterone pessaries. I've had a. FET today through IVF

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Brief Answer:
Periods will start after stopped

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concerns.

Progesterone hormones are given after embryo transfer. Embryo transfer success depends upon good use of progesterone.

After 15 days you will be asked to do pregnancy test and decide upon stopping...

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Hi, I am 6 weeks pregnant. Doctor had spot a collection in scan and ask me to use t.strone 200mg(vaginal). Is this safe for my baby? What's the purpose of it? And what is the collection?

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Brief Answer:
Progesterone is safe

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
Vaginal progesterone makes the uterine environment more favourable for the fetus and is given to support the pregnancy.
It is safe for the mother and the fetus.
The...

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Can progesterone cause acne?


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Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
Yes, progesterone is one of the major hormone leading to acne formation.
If you are taking progesterone hormone from outside, then acne is one of the major side effect you will face.
Hope...

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I am a 46 year old woman in perimenopause! I had my progesterone tested and it was .2 but I was not told what was normal!! What is normal???

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Brief Answer:
Normal is below 1.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
In postmenopausal women progesterone levels are low. These can fall below 1ng/ml. In your case the levels are normal in view of post menopause., There is no need to worry.
Please feel free...

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Can you use primulot to temporarily stop problem bleeding while on progesterone only pill.

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Brief Answer:
use antifibrinoytics.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for the query to HCM,
No , if you are having a breakthrough bleed while being on progesterone only pills then it can be controlled with antifibrinolytics like tranexamic acid and not with another progesterone like primolut -n....

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Hi doctor
we have planned for IVF and frozen embryos would be transferred in this menstruation cylce. Day 3 of cycle progesterone levels are high. can she go for swimming after day 5. does it impact on progesterone levels.
thanks
-XXXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Not recommended.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX ,

Thanks for posting a query,

Even though the swimming will not have any effects on the progesterone levels. I suggest your wife not to strain her body much in this cycle. IVF is considered to be precious treatment. be very conscious...

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dark blood discharge second month of progesterone only pill just started last person had sex with used a condom

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Brief Answer:
pregnancy unlikely

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,
Welcome to HCM,

Very unlikely that you are pregnant.

Progesterone only pills are very unlikely to fail. They are 98% effective if taken correctly. Plus you have taken barrier contraception.

Discharge can be altered after taken...

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hi again...im in my 4th day of period. i made some blood test....FSH 7.7 LH is 13.1...all other hormones in the normal range. i do not PCOS as the gyn confirmed...but why the LH is a bit above normal? im ttc...and i might afraid this affects the process

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It is a bit increased

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear !

I have read your question and understand your concern.
From your levels of FSH and LH ,LH levels are a bit increased .
When LH is increased it means that progesterone is low.
Hence you may need to take supplement progesterone ,such as...

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Recent questions on  Progesterone

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hello doctor , this is anushka i am 29year old , weight 70kg, height 5.6, asking about taking nidagen-200 , in last 1 1/2 year back pregnancy i got aborted in 2 months because of bleeding (and also that time i was taking Progesterone capsules) now the question is as of now i am concieve (1 1/2 month ) and taking Nidagen-200 , is this is safe or is this was the reason for my miscarriage .

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Hello. I had a complete hysterectomy at 44 and do not regret it at all, except for some water retention in my belly which I take a water pill for. I m 49 now and have been taking Vivelle.dot for 5 years and really all is well. However, recently, I spoke with a DO who said even though I don t have a uterus I should be taking progesterone. Helps with sleep, anxiety, weight gain and bone loss. She prescribed 100 mg. capsule of progesterone once nightly. About to take it tonight....but reading stories has made me wonder. So many different opinions. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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I have a very light brown discharge on occasion and I am 6 weeks pregnant. I already had one miscarriage in October. My hcg levels are doubling however, I am taking vaginal suppositories of progesterone as mine was low at 8.7. Is this normal or should I be concerned?

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Hi......I am 5 weeks pregnant....Actually, my pregnancy was conformed while i was on a trip to Mumbai, hence had to see a doctor there. He had prescribed (Folvite - in morning, oral), Dubagest sr 300 (after breakfast, oral) and Duphaston (at bedtime, oral). After i came back to Delhi my gynaecologist made a slight change. She removed Dubagest sr 300 and asked to take Susten-VT (bedtime, vaginal). I wanted to know is taking Duphaston and Susten-VT safe, that too at bedtime. Since both are progesterone. Thanks

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Hi, I have a cut on my finger and used a triple antibiotic first aid ointment. I am 4 weeks pregnant. Is the ointment harmful for my baby?

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Hi Doctor, My last month menstrual cycle started on 31st November and normally it starts a few days ( 3 to 4 days ) earlier each month as compared to the last month. Now, due to a family function I need to be free during the period of 18th XXXXXXX...

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I had pre cancer cells in 2015 I had them lasered off and I have always had regular periods. Before and after them. In the last 5 to 6 months or a bit more my periods started to last for 12 days and in the last 4 months I have been getting my...

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