Yes. Progesterone (in the synthetic form progestin) is often used in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopausal women who still have their uterus and is used in some contraceptive pills. (For more information on the benefits and risks of HRT, talk to your health practitioner and see the related web sites listed on the Related Pages tab.)
3. If I am menopausal and on hormone replacement therapy (HRT), is there ever a need to monitor my progesterone level?
Sometimes. If you still have your uterus and are having symptoms, such as unexplained uterine bleeding, your health care provider may order a progesterone test along with other tests and procedures. If you do not have a uterus (removed during a hysterectomy), your HRT will not include progesterone and it will not need to be checked.
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