Progesterone to start postmenopausal bleeding

by Marie


I'm 53 and postmenopausal, 1 1/2 years. Two weeks ago, out of the blue, I started having constant pelvic pain. Went to doctor and transvaginal ultrasound found a small polyp with thick lining around it, more than 16 mm (I can't remember exact number but ultrasound tech said it was very thick around polyp and thinner on one side but still in abnormal range). Doctor put me on oral progesterone for 12 days. After 6 doses, the cramping was much worse so he told me to stop.

It's been 2 days and still no bleeding but plenty of localized uterine pain. If I don't have a period In a few more days, he will do a D&C and take biopsies.

Has anyone experienced this? Can a period shed the polyp? Is it possible to bleed after 6 doses of Northindrone 5 mg (progesterone) after no bleeding for 1 1/2 years?

Why did the pain come on out of no where and continuue daily for now 2 weeks? Can I have endometrial cancer with pain but no bleeding?

Any help is appreciated. It's 2:00 am and the pain has kept me awake.

Thank you for reading.

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Aug 24, 2017
Progesterone to start postmenopausal bleeding
by: Joy

Hi Marie

Well it sounds to me as if you could possibly have Endometriosis or Fibroids. Both these are caused by oxidative stress and unless the inflammations is dealt with, you will battle. Please consider trying the following protocol which is also used for heavy/continual/bleeding and clotting, it also help with inflammation and endo and fibroids. The thick lining is caused by a build up of estrogen.

• Natpro Progesterone Cream - 400mg to 500mg per day
• N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) - 2000mg per day
• Taurine - 2000mg per day
• Vitamin D3 - 5000iu's per day more if Vitamin D3 level is low. (Vitamin D3 actually helps to shrink fibroids)
• Bioflavanoids - 1000mg per day

Northindrone also known as norethisterone, it is NOT progesterone, but progestin which is a drug so I am not surprised that you experienced problems.

A good natural progesterone cream such as Natpro, if used correctly will help clear the lining out. It must be used every day with no breaks at all, but you need to use 400-500mg per day. If this is endo, it can be extremely difficult and painful to treat. Having an operation to remove it will not help as they will reappear, either in the uterus or elsewhere. Progesterone therapy takes 2-6 months beofre positive results are achieved, longer if symptoms are severe. I really do not think that you need the D&C, progesterone will clear the lining out, but if you are concerned perhaps having a biopsy is needed.

Please read these pages and the references:

Endometriosis -

Vitamin D3 -

Magnesium -

Inflammation -

Menopause -

Mar 07, 2019
stopping bi est, now what
by: GA postmeno post bhrt

I had been on bhrt always in cream form. I decided to come off slowly and stop the madness when Dr. insisted I needed to take the capsule form of progesterone for safe measure against thickened uterus which when I tried them I had the worse stomach cramping just after 3 nights of 100mg so ...... that trigger light went off....I don't want the risk so better to just stop bi est....since I don't like to take a lot of it and on last test it was low at 9 estradiol and 90 estrone , 90 total estrogen and .06 progesterone....even with my creams because I don't use a lot even though it was 50/50...I used sparely instead of 4 clicks a day I would use 1-2 clicks noticing if I used more my hair loss was worse but if I used none my hair loss was worse so I needed just a little.

Now I am I need to put progesterone cream in a particular place to offset any uterus lining issues of the past?

Second can I take Maca to help with estrogen for hair since many studies about Maca go and Macafem. More with maca go Femmenessence.

I am post menopausal.

How to resolve the vaginal dryness??

Mar 08, 2019
stopping bi est, now what
by: Joy


Any form of oral progesterone is not the best Delivery Method as 96% gets destroyed by the gut and liver. A good progesterone cream such as Natpro is far better. Between 100-200mg per day is needed. It should be used no less than twice a day, half in the morning and the other half at night. It is excellent for dryness when inserted in the vagina at night. Please read How to use Progesterone Cream and Estrogen Dominance pages.

Some women benefit from Maca, others don't. Try it and see if it helps you.

Vitamin D3 is very important, a deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone. Nothing less than 5,000iu's per day is needed. Optimal range is between 70-100ng/ml. Magnesium and vitamin K2 with no soy are important co-factors needed when taking vitamin D3.

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