Endometrial Polyp

by Gigi

Hi Wray,
My wife, aged 38, is using Progesterone Micronized at a dose of 200 mg vaginally, from day 12 to day 22 of the menstrual cycle, for an endometrial polyp.
Her gynoid fat has worsened and is suffering from a heavy water retention (even cellulite).

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Sep 04, 2012
Endometrial Polyp
by: Wray

Hi Gigi When first using progesterone it can cause water retention, as it's stimulating oestrogen. We have more about this on our Oestrogen Dominance page. Oestrogen is a mitogen, causing cells to proliferate, including fat cells. In time the water and fat should lessen. Progesterone is an excellent diuretic, now given to Traumatic Brain Injury victims to prevent the oedema that forms. I'm puzzled why she's using the progesterone for only 10 days, and why ending on day 22. Does she have a 22 day cycle? Does she ovulate on day 12? Progesterone should be used from ovulation to bleeding, which in all women is always 12-14 days. Any shorter or longer it's regarded as a defective luteal phase, we have more info about this on our Pregnancy page. I've not heard that progesterone can help endometrial polyps, I'd be interested in feedback from you if it does work. Take care Wray

Sep 05, 2012
by: Anonymous

My doctor does well in endometrial polyps with iodine and progesterone!

Sep 06, 2012
by: Wray

Hi there This is good to know, thanks so much for sharing. Interestingly enough, both iodine and progesterone help Breast Cysts. Take care Wray

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