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Oral Progesterone

Conditions Related to Oral Progesterone

There are a number of conditions for which oral progesterone may be recommended. These include: menstrual regulation in cases of amenorrhea; to improve fertility and a woman’s chances of conception; endometrial hyperplasia prevention, as well as the treatment of endometrial pain and endometriosis (this can require high doses for the first few months of treatment); endometrial cancer treatment (it has been shown to slow cancer growth by as much as 30 percent in women with advanced endometrial cancer); to treat cancer of the breast, kidney or uterus by changing cancer cells’ ability to react to other hormones and proteins that cause the cells to grow; and to treat the loss of appetite and severe muscle or weight loss in people suffering from AIDS or undergoing cancer treatment. 

Locations for Oral Progesterone