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Progesterone Support

Progesterone is a hormone that is produced naturally by women. This hormone plays a vital role in pregnancy and fertility. Progesterone supplements are taken around menopause to reduces the symptoms like hot flashes. Progesterone support might also be needed in cases of low progesterone levels, which can result in infertility, abnormal periods, and spotting.

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Can spotting be a sign of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old and got married a year ago. We are trying for a baby for the last three months. My LMP was on the 9th of last month. I never faced issues with my menstrual cycle. It is a regular 29 day cycle. We had an unprotected sex from 17th to 25th for every alternate day. I have st...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If the serum beta hCG test (human chorionic gonadotropin) as on 10th is less than 1, then you are surely not pregnant. The symptoms are a part of Premenstrual Syndrome(PMS) complex where stress and anxiety can often cause the scanty onset of menses. But, full flow ma...  Read Full »

Can you tell whether my hCG reports are normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 years old. I got a positive result in the urine test for pregnancy after a missed period. My last period date was on the 24th. As I had slight abdominal pain, I was asked to do the beta hCG blood test twice in the gap of 48 hours to detect if the pregnancy is normal or ectopic....  Read Full »

Dr. Shruti Kainth Kaushal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As, I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the results are absolutely normal and indicating a healthy pregnancy. As the values have doubled, you need not worry. In ectopic pregnancy, beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) val...  Read Full »

I missed my Depot shot. How to know whether I am pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I am on Depot injection, and I have missed the shot for over ten days now. I have not started bleeding yet. When I was on the shot before, I bled when I got off the shot. Now, how would I know if I am pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Depots are progesterone and amenorrhea - the absence of periods and irregular periods are known complications. Also, since you have missed the next shot by ten days, the effectiveness of the Depot is lost in this cycle. It would be wise to us...  Read Full »

Uterine fibroid detected during sixth week of pregnancy.What do I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 7 weeks pregnant. During the 6th week of pregnancy an ultrasound was done and a fibroid in the right side of the uterus measuring 8.7 * 7.0 cm was detected. Right now I am suffering from severe pain intermittently on the right side of pelvic region and right thigh. I am attaching...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and there is definitely a large intramural fibroid in the uterus impinging into the uterine cavity. Ideally this should have been operated upon before your planned conception but ...  Read Full »

Why do I have brownish discharge after getting a USG?

Query: Hi doctor, My last USG report showed intrauterine pregnancy with 0.31 inches gestation sac, no fetal and yolk sac. Last week I had brown discharge with mild lower abdominal pain and was prescribed Susten 200 milligram (oral). Now, I am feeling the pain frequently in the right lower abdomen with mild...  Read Full »

Dr. Avijit Basak

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read through your question and understand your concerns. I think it is threatened abortion. You should take bed rest. Also I suggest you take tablet Susten 200 mg twice daily (Progesterone) for two weeks and Mbryosafe sachet once daily (L-arginine). I think it...  Read Full »

Is hCG or Progesterone injection indicated for spotting in pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 7 weeks pregnant. I am passing clots and spotting is there for the last two weeks. USG revealed subchorionic hemorrhage, but the fetal heart rate is good. I am taking Susten 200 twice a day and Duphaston 10 once a day. My hCG is 18000 on the 7th week. Should I take hCG injection or p...  Read Full »

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair Bhaskaran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are already on two forms of progesterone. It depends on the severity of your bleeding. If decreasing, then continue the same progesterone as you are taking now. If not decreasing, then you need to discuss with your obstetrician.I do not think that an injection in add...  Read Full »

Can an endometrial polyp rapidly grow in eight weeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I had induced abortion three months ago and had a transvaginal US. It showed everything was normal and the endo lining was 8 mm and the uterus looked closed. I cannot find that report, but I know the uterus looked normal, just like on all my previous reports. I had my periods regularly fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From the ultrasound picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you have provided, it does not look like polyp in endometrium. In fact it looks like some collection such as fluid or blood in endometrial cavity, although the appearance of single static film ...  Read Full »

What is the chance of normal pregnancy or risk of miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I am now seven weeks pregnant. The issue is my hCG at 18 DPO was 664, and then at 22 DPO was 2002, and then a week after the last measure, it was 3900 (different lab). It has not doubled properly. I had a scan at 6 weeks 3 days approx. and fetus measuring around 5 mm with HR of 120, was t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is a good chance that you may continue the pregnancy, simply because the initial doubling of hCG from 664 to 2002 was evident and indicated adequate placentation. Ideally, the serum beta hCG levels should rise by 63 to 65 % in 46 hours. So, as can be seen, that ...  Read Full »

I am eight week pregnant and I missed a progesterone shot today during my frozen embryo transfer cycle. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I missed a progesterone shot today during my FET (frozen embryo transfer) cycle, and I am currently eight weeks pregnant. Should I be concerned?  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. At eight weeks of gestation, missing a single dose of progesterone is not overly concerning. Please take it as soon as possible. Progesterone is essential until the 12th week of pregnancy when the placenta forms, and exter...  Read Full »

Can Progesterone suppositories be used after ovulation to get pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been trying to conceive, and there have been successful ovulation (confirmed through follicular tracking) using combined Letrozole and Clomid and an hCG trigger for ovulation. I have ovulated on about three cycles now, but I did not conceive. I have PCOS, and my husband’s semen a...  Read Full »

Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome) is one of the causes of infertility; you can continue with the induction of ovulation for more than three-cycle. After that, there are other methods of conceiving. You can also try Metformin, which helps for the induction of ovulation...  Read Full »

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