Progesterone

In This Article:
Progesterone
Progesterone Infertility Treatments
Types of Progesterone

Progesterone, often prescribed for women during infertility treatments, is the reproductive hormone progesterone has a number of important purposes.

The corpus luteum (cyst-like structure formed following the ovarian follicle’s release of the oocyte), produces progesterone in typical, un-medicated cycles. By increasing the supply of blood, progesterone vascularizes the uterus and builds a lining that can receive the fertilized egg. If pregnancy does not occur, progesterone output drops off after 11-13 days, causing the lining to shed and the woman has her period.

Therefore, infertility treatments involving progesterone may:

Trigger Menstruation
Provide Luteal Phase Supplementation

In the following piece we will look at these actions as well as survey the types of progesterone on the market which includes Synthetic Progesterone (Provera), Oral (Prometrium) and Progesterone Suppositories.

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