Spotting Menopausal

by Anne
(La Puente, CA, USA)

Hi,
I was taking Progesterone in a cream that has lots of herbal ingredients etc., and concurrently used Progesterone in Coconut Oil which has no other ingredients.

From now on I'm only going to take Progesterone in forms without the added ingredients, but what I am getting today is very light spotting. I've been Menopausal for several years.

Only during the past 3 or four days did I start taking the oil based product vaginally and on the labia.

I've been taking 400 mg. Progesterone a day for about 2 weeks.

Also I have a slight headache. Other than that the Protesterone seems to be helping me with blood sugar levels, water retention, hair loss, and my facial hair, which had recently become coarse and thick, is softening.

The spotting FEELS to me like the relief I would get years ago when my PMS was over and my period started.

What do you think the cause of the spotting might be and what is your advise on how I should continue?

Thank you

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Sep 25, 2013
Spotting Menopausal
by: Wray

Hi Anne I'm delighted it's helping you, you're certainly using an amount which would. It's interesting about the spotting, in spite of being menopausal. It could be because you've been applying it in your vagina, the timing fits.. Most of the progesterone is sequestered in the uterus if via vaginal application, see here, here, here, here and here. Although when in menopause we don't make any ovarian oestrogen, our fat cells continue to secrete it to the day we die. This is often sufficient to cause the lining of the uterus to thicken. In some women it becomes very thick and they're usually given a D&C to clean it out. I've found progesterone does this effectively, with no possible damage to the uterus. There are studies on hyperplasia and progesterone, see here, here, here, here and here. I've also found the spotting/bleeding does not occur more than once. We do have a page on Menopause you could look through. Take care Wray

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