How long does one need to take progesterone pills for in PCOS?
I'm 33. I currently take progesterone pills (Norcolut 5mg) for my PCOS. How long does someone with PCOS need to take progesterone pills for, and what happens if I want to conceive?
In PCOS, periods tend to be irregular and less frequent.
Progesterone is given periodically to induce a period so that your womb lining doesn't grow over-exuberantly and remains healthy.
Generally, if you do not have a period for 2 months, you will be given a 1-week (duration may vary slightly) course of progesterone and a period will come a few days after.
This is not a form of contraception and will not prevent a pregnancy.
When you want to conceive but are having difficulty, medications such as Clomid can be given to induce ovulation and increase the chances of pregnancy.
I hope this helps.