Progestrone Level 39 5 What Does This Mean

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rachel1 - April 28

HI all please can anyone advise me what this means as I had the result from a so called nurse from the hospital who told me the figure but couldnt tell me what it meant as she said she is not qualified enough. Have I ovulated or not???? PLease someone advise what it can be. Thankyou and babydust to all.

 

frankschick2001 - April 28

Why did you have a test taken for progesterone?

 

rachel1 - April 28

hi franks chick i had a test for prog.. to see if i ovualted with clomid.

 

deltabwa - April 28

then yes, you O'd. My doc told me 2 months ago that mine was 11 and I ahd O'd. so you O'd.

 

deltabwa - April 28

rachel, what dpo were you when you had that done? heres a site that gives basics doesnt give much detail but there are others that do if you google it. justmommies.com/articles/progesterone-pregnancy.shtml

 

rachel1 - April 28

hi delta, thanks fot that. i was on cd 21 when i had that test done, which was 7 dpo. does that make a difference????

 

deltabwa - April 28

not really, just if it was later than it could also indicate pregnancy but that was too early so ll it means is that the clomid is working :-) good luck and take out the dashes excet for between progesterone and pregnancy, that one should be there.

 

BobbieMarie - June 24

Has anyone had more than one miscarriage? if so did you doctor put you on progesterone and did it work to keeping the pregnancy? I'm kinda scared. I've had three miscarriage's and i'm now 41/2 weeks pregnant and so my doctor put me on the v____al progesterone 200mg 3x a day she say's that it will help keep the pregnancy and of course i'm really worried on what might happen. Please, if anyone can tell me there story it will really help me out emotionally. Thaks so much!!

 

Morrison1 - June 24

Hi Rachel - hope you are doing well. My progesterone came in at 55 on CD21 and my doc said he is happy with anything over 15, so my guess is it is working just fine and you have in fact ovulated. The only thing I would say is that you could be pregnant, but if there were CD21 tests, then most likely not. That is too early for a pg to cause progesterone that high. Question - are you taking supplemental progesterone on top of your clomid or just the clomid? That could also bring up your number, but I would say you definitely o'd. BOBBY, I have had two m/c and my doc put me on progesterone after the second one. When I saw my fertility specialist yesterday he basically said that there are sort of six categories of things that they look at when they are evaluating m/c and one of them is Hormones. So, often, they will empirically treat with progesterone because it is very easy to do and of virtually no consequence to the mother or fetus. Most of the time, low progesterone on it's own is not a big issue - there are other issues that are in the forefront that cause progesterone to be low, but if progesterone is indeed low, it may prevent successful implant. So, often the view it more as a stop-gap safety measure going mostly on hypothesis. Here is the thing - if a pregnancy is not viable for some reason (usually other than just low progesterone) then taking progesterone will very likely NOT save that pregnancy. But taking it, and being sure your levels are high, will certainly ensure that there is a good endometrial lining for a healthy fertilized egg to implant into. Once you have had two or three m/c, they look at a number of things - but I would be cautious to a__sume that just taking progesterone is going to be the only fix since you have now had 3 m/c. Have you seen a reproductive endocrinologist? I would suggest that, after 3, you do, and not to rely just on your regular ob. An RE will evaluate everything that could be affecting you taking into consideration family history, when your m/c occurred (early or later), anatomy, hormones, genetics, autoimmune systems, age, etc. I am sorry for your losses and wish you the best of luck!

 

BobbieMarie - June 24

Morrison1, Hey! I wanted to let you know that about 3 months ago i had all of the blood work and all of the testings done to see if that was the cause of my miscarriages and all came back great and so thats why my speicalist put me on the v____al progesterone about 1 week ago. I have heard great stories about this drug but i still fear the thought. The good thing about all of this is that i have a 4 year old son, so i know i can have children. I don't think my age matters cause i'm only 23, so i guess all i can do is cross my fingers, right?. Well thaks much for you'r imput, it means alot that people really do care about others.

 

Morrison1 - June 24

Hi Bobbie -I am no expert, but I honestly would be sort of surprised if low progesterone was the sole cause of three miscarriages in a row, but I do agree that taking it isn't a bad idea at all. Personally, I have chosen to stay as natural as possible while ttc. I see an acupuncturist and take herbs, but I am also having ALL the diagnostic tests done (genetic, hormone, clotting and automimmunity, uterine x-rays, chromosomal testing). I do take progesterone, though...and feel OK about that. It is a naturally ocurring substance in wild yams, so it isn't synthetic, which helps. I don't think (personally) that there is any reason for you to have doubts about taking it. The only thing I would suggest is that you make sure they do ALL the tests that they can since you have had 3 m/c in a row. They might find something simple that will keep you from suffering #4. If you have had everything done, and it is ALL ok, then I guess you are good to go knowing what you know and taking the progesterone. I have just heard many times that low progesterone is not often the sole cause of multiple/recurrent m/c -especially once you have had three, so you might be a bit of an anomaly (which is just fine - the easier the fix, the better).

 

Cabbie - June 25

Bobbiemarie, I conceived my first two chldren on clomid after a year of trying to have each of them. I had great uneventful pregnancies. I then went on to miscarry my next three pregnancies. When I found out I was pregnant once again, my dr ran a gamet of test all of which came back fine except my progesterone was a bit low (18 at four weeks). He put me on suppositories (2 times a day, 100mg each) through week 14. I am happy to report that I just delivered a very healthy baby this month. The drs believe that my first two pregnancies were substained by the clomid (can often raise your progesterone). We will never know for sure but I am sold that the progesterone saved my baby boy! I wish you luck!

 

BobbieMarie - June 26

Cabbie, Hey congrats on you little boy! i hope everything is going great and best wishes to you and your family. Thank you for giving me hope!!

 

Morrison1 - June 26

Bobbie - are you on clomid too? I have not taken it myself. I do know that it helps you "ovulate better" (which is another way of saying it improves your follicular phase) and in turn, you have a better corpus luteum and hence more progesterone and a better luteal phase. So, it makes sense that it would all work together. Have the doc's brought that up with you at all with you? CABBIE - congratulations on your new baby boy!

 

BobbieMarie - June 26

Hey! Question, what is clomid??

 

Morrison1 - June 26

Hey Bobbie, clomid is a medication that the doc's will put you on to help ovulation. Oftentimes, when people are having a hard time conceiving, that is one of the first things they try. I am guessing by your response that you are not on it ;-)

 

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