Re: Progesterone shots - Dr. please

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Posted by anon on August 13, 19100 at 07:51:42:

In Reply to: Progesterone shots - Dr. please posted by Carla on August 12, 19100 at 21:25:22:

I can not help on your questions. But I am rather displeased that the nurse is rude and the dr. is unavailable. You should be able to ask your questions, as a patient you deserve to have your questions answered!!!!!! Good Luck.

: I've been taking progesterone shots for 18 days now, following a sucessful IVF retrieval. I have two questions:

: 1. What do you recommend that I do to stop redness and itching? I'm developing itchy rashes and welts on my skin. A friend who has been helping me with the shots says that I should put a hot water bag on the red areas to prevent infection. But I find applying heat to be uncomfortable, and I find it more comfortable to apply an icepack even though the area still is red afterwards. I've also applied betadine creme today (is that ok)? What do you recommend that I do to stop the redness and itching? Is she correct to be concerned about possible infection?

: 2. How much longer would I probably have to take these progesterone shots? I feel blessed that my first pregnancy test (last Tuesday) showed positive. My next preg test is Tuesday, Aug 15, and then I think it's about two more weeks until my sonogram. Do patients normally have to continue taking the progesterone daily until the sonogram? I would ask my RE before my next app't, but he is very busy, and the nurse who answers the phone is quite hasty and rude.

: Thanks!

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