Progesterone and tubal ligation

by Angel
(Tennessee)

I am 37 years old and for the last year I have been dealing with constant spotting and bleeding. I took the depo shot (I had 3 of them) and I gained weight and the bleeding was not changed just more unpredictable.

I had a normal period in May of '09 and 2 weeks later I started bleeding again and I would have spotting and bleeding every single day. I've been to 3 different doctors who have done every test known to man and there's nothing physically wrong with me. They're wrong. I have alot of premenopausal symptoms even though they have done the blood tests and tell me that my horomones are fine.

I know in my heart that I'm estrogen dominant. Mostly over the year it has been light bleeding and spotting, but on June 18 of this year I started bleeding heavily and I just thought that maybe my body was trying to have a normal period since I don't feel like I've really had one over the last year. For 7 days it was really heavy and clotty, I don't have insurance so I can't go to the dr and I was to the point where I just couldn't take it anymore. I tried several homeopathic remedies and rasberry leaf tea seemed to help but didn't stop the bleeding enough.

I started progesterone cream that I bought at my local GNC store and as of yesterday my bleeding stopped completely! What I wanted to ask is since I have had a tubal I don't want to have any more children and I'm afraid that may be a possibility due to the progesterone. The doctors told me it was permanent but I'm still worried, can you give me some advice? Thank you.

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Jun 30, 2010
Progesterone and tubal ligation
by: Wray

Hi Angel I'm pleased you took matters into your own hands, as progesterone does stop heavy and continual bleeding. Normally a high amount is required, but your body must be very responsive. Don't be concerned about progesterone increasing fertility. Yes it is needed to maintain a pregnancy, but pregnancy itself is dependant on an egg being released from the ovary and being fertilised. I have a suspicion your symptoms are due to the ligation, please see this web site for on info on Tubal ligation. It is is not permanent and can be reversed, and as with all contraceptive methods, it's not 100% safe. For more info on reversals please see Lakeshore Tubal Reversal Center. Progesterone can also be used as a contraceptive if used about 8 days prior to ovulation. The failure rate is 2.66%, no contraceptive method is fail safe. Dr Dalton used this method in patients who could not tolerate the synthetic contraceptives. Her recommended amount was between 100-200mg/day. Take care Wray

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