Progesterone Side Effects

Progesterone Side Effects


Taking Progesterone may help a patient in certain medical conditions, however just like any other drug it can still contribute to Progesterone Side Effects such as bloating, breast tenderness, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, fluid retention, headache, heartburn, irritability, muscle pain, nausea, stomach pain or cramping, tiredness, and vomiting. Patients, however, are advised to seek medical attention if they experience allergic infections in the form of rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue. These can cause obstruction of airways and can cause death in a person.

Commonly Reported Side Effects of Progesterone:

  • Nausea
  • Bloating
  • Breast tenderness
  • A headache
  • A change in vaginal discharge
  • Mood swings
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness or drowsiness

Progesterone Side Effects

Patients are However Advised to Seek the Advice of a Physician if These Symptoms Persist.

Other patients complain of abnormal vaginal bleeding, bulging eyes, coughing up blood, dark urine, double vision, fainting, gallstones, mental or mood changes such as depression or worry, migraine, numbness of an arm or leg, pain or lumps in the breast, one-sided weakness, pounding in the chest, seizures or tremors, severe stomach pain, speech problems, stomach pain, swelling or tenderness, sudden and severe chest pain or numbness, sudden and severe headache, sudden and severe vomiting, dizziness or fainting, sudden sharp pain or swelling in the calf or leg, sudden shortness of breath, swelling of the ankles, or fingers, vision problems or changes which may also include sudden, partial or full loss of vision and yellowing of the eyes and skin.

Taking Progesterone for a long period of time can also increase the risk of cancer, increased risk of birth defects if taken during the first four months of pregnancy. It is also known to cause fluid retention, depression, abnormal menstrual flow, insomnia, nausea, acne, mental depression, nausea, hirsutism, and masculinization.

Noted serious side effects are unusual vaginal bleeding or spotting or a breakthrough bleeding, mental or mood changes such as depression or memory loss, swelling of the hands and feet, frequent burning or painful urination, breast lumps, dark patches on the skin or face and what is also known as melasma, yellowing eyes or skin, stomach or abdominal pain, persistent nausea or vomiting, dark urine and unusual tiredness. Others also complain of blood clotting problems such as heart attack, stroke, the blood clot in the lungs or legs and blindness. Patients are also advised to seek medical attention if he or she experiences chest, jaw or left arm pain, weakness on one side of the body and slurred speech.

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