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Old 08-14-2010, 06:17 PM   #1
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Progesterone and gastrointestinal problems

I just started using bioidentical progesterone cream (3 months now) About the same time I started having severe gastro problems. My GI Dr. is testing for IBS or colitis. Is this a side effect by any chance? Anyone else have these problems?

Old 08-14-2010, 08:57 PM   #2
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Re: Progesterone and gastrointestinal problems


Not quite sure if it's from the progesterone cream, but I have had serious gastro problems since starting perimenopause. Not quite sure if it's from peri or it its just getting older. I have to watch everything I eat anymore. No greasy stuff for sure!

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Old 08-15-2010, 04:46 PM   #3
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Re: Progesterone and gastrointestinal problems

Hi I don't think its from the progesterone its probably menopause i used to have a lot of problems with intestinal things i use progesterone and it makes me feel a little on the mellow side which i like as i'm prone to anxiety

Old 08-28-2010, 06:35 AM   #4
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Re: Progesterone and gastrointestinal problems

Well I went off the progesterone cream for 2 weeks and all my gastro problems went away. Started back up and they have come back. UGH Going to talk to my OB about this. I've read that about 10% get gastro problems w/progesterone hrt..

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Re: Progesterone and gastrointestinal problems

same here. i use to suffer with diarrea for i have chronic constipation that started about 4 or 5 years ago.

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