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What is progesterone injection?

Progesterone injection is a prescription medication used to treat women who have too little of the hormone progesterone in their bodies. It is prescribed for women who have not gone through menopause but who have stopped having a menstrual cycle. Progesterone can cause the menstrual cycle. Additionally, it can be used to treat women who have unusual bleeding in the uterus caused by low hormone levels.

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Where can I buy a progesterone cream?
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Is progesterone cream better than pills for improving health?
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Where does progesterone come from?
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How should I use progesterone?
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The use of progesterone depends on the form it was prescribed in and the condition it is used fo...
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