Progesterone is the hormone produced by the ovaries, and it prepares the uterus wall for implantation of a fertilized egg. The levels of progesterone hormone are tested with a blood test. High progesterone levels are seen in pregnancy, ovarian or adrenal cancer, and congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, and fetal death can result in low progesterone levels.
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I need some advice to start HRT for male to female transition.
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old transwoman. I am looking forward to start HRT. I need some advice from you to start on HRT for male to female transition. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. Do you need to know what medications to be taken for HRT (hormone replacement therapy)? 2. Do you like to know about the fitness or investigations before starting HRT? Or are you asking for the safety? Do let me know what you want to know exactly. Read Full »
Can Mirena IUD cause irregular periods?
Query: Hello doctor, I am having a Mirena IUD in for three years. I had regular monthly periods, which will last for two to four days and usually very light. Four months back, it lasted for 12 days and was heavier than normal. It was almost orange in color. I missed a period the following month then had a ... Read Full »
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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mirena IUD (Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device) secretes progesterone which could cause a diverse manifestations including unscheduled bleeding or no bleeding or bloating.As this IUD has crossed three years, you may face these types of on and off phenomenon. ... Read Full »
Will FET transfer cycle does not take place when there is drop in both progesterone and estrogen hormones?
Query: Hello doctor, I have done a FET transfer cycle before ten 10 days. My hCG pregnancy test is tomorrow. Are nine days too early to test? My other real concern is that on the day of transfer, my estrogen levels were 223, and progesterone was >40.0. Before four days my estrogen levels were 106 and pr... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, the levels of estrogen and progesterone will increase from early pregnancy to the third trimester. But often there will be some range of the hormones according to the gestational age. Though the levels of hormones little decreased in your case, they are stil... Read Full »
Is the fact menorrhagia leads to anemia true?
Query: Hi doctor, Person who suffers from menorrhagia (heavy bleeding during period) is at higher risk of anemia. Is this true? Is there any basis to this claim? What if you are already anemic and suffering from menorrhagia? What complications are associated with the same? What precautions should on... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is common for a woman to experience blood loss of 60-80 ml per menstrual cycle. In cases of menorrhagia the blood loss is heavier and in the form of clots or in terms of using more than 6-7 sanitary napkins daily during menses. Menorrhagia easily leads to anemia ove... Read Full »
What prenatal vitamins can be taken for conception in low progesterone patients?
Query: Hi doctor, I want to ask about the prenatal vitamins that I can take for conception, considering the case of low progesterone level. The laboratory tests performed were progesterone 0.19 ng/ml, testosterone 1.10 ng/ml, LH 17.26 miu/ml, FSH 21.11 miu/ml, and prolactin level. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Preconception vitamin that has been advised universally is Folic acid 0.4 gm per day for normal ladies who wish to conceive and not have any chronic disease like epilepsy (need 5 gm per day) before conception. You did not mention which day of menstrual cycle you did the... Read Full »
What medicine can be taken to postpone my menses?
Query: Hello doctor, I have got my periods today. Can you suggest a medicine to stop the bleeding for two days since I have to attend a holy ceremony tomorrow? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Once the period starts, there is no way to stop it. But, if progesterone is taken in high doses, the bleeding may be stopped. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicines... Read Full »
Even though I am on birth control injections, am I still ovulating?
Query: Hi doctor, I am on Depo birth control injection, and I was prescribed Medroxyprogesterone to induce my periods. Does not that mean my body is ovulating even though I am on birth control? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. No, you are not ovulating. Let me explain. The progesterone hormone level is very high when on Depo birth control injection. This will suppress the normal rise in hormones, due to which your follicles will not de... Read Full »
Follicle develops into big cyst every month. Doctor says, it is because of subserosal fibroid. Is this correct?
Query: Hi, My wife has regular periods. All tests are normal. Her follicle develops into a big cyst every month. Doctor says it is because of subserosal fibroid. Is this correct? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should consult a gynaecologist and get her hormonal profile done to rule out other causes if any. Follicular cyst may be because of PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease) or it may be because of subserosal fibroid and also it can be because of hormonal changes. Sub... Read Full »
What causes intermenstrual bleeding?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. I am not on any sort of birth control pills. I had a normal menstruation in the starting of this month and normal bleeding. After six to seven days, I started bleeding again. The bleeding was not very heavy, but lasted on and off for about six days. Now, after a gap o... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The intermenstrual bleeding that you are experiencing this cycle is likely to be due to progesterone deficiency during the luteal phase, which can be due to stress induced hormonal imbalance and leading to breakthrough bleeding. It is imperative for you to get a serum ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My wife has periods issue. She was on birth control pills for about 3 years to get periods. We got married six months ago. She stopped them now as we pretty soon started thinking of having a baby. My doubts are will sex trigger periods? Is there any connection between these? Is there any ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, we should consider the reason behind the fact that she needs pills to get periods. Was she diagnosed with any hormonal problem? If not then she has to do blood/serum tests. Hb % (hemoglobin), TC (total blood count), DC (differential count), fasting blood sugar, ... Read Full »