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Old Dec 14th, 2008, 18:47 PM   1
florentinella
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high progesterone levels??


I have been sent to check my progesterone levels (FES) and got it done on CD37 - 7DPO:

I got 66 nmol/l which was marked as HIGH

Does anyone know what it means? Are high levels of progesterone indicative of pregnancy??

Thought will ask, before my appointment tomorrow with my doctor

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Old Dec 14th, 2008, 20:38 PM   2
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You're not on clomid or anything are you? I've never seen such a high number from a non-assisted cycle. If you are not on clomid or anything else (meaning this is just a natural cycle), I'd say yes it could indicate pregnancy. You obviously definitely ovulated too!



 
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Old Dec 15th, 2008, 01:15 AM   3
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what is considered a "normal" proesterone level? I will and find out this week what mine is at. I am sure my Dr. will explain everything but just curious if there is a set number/range? thanks!



 
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Old Dec 15th, 2008, 01:39 AM   4
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Here are the ranges: http://www.calgarylabservices.com/La...ogesterone.htm

This is the relevant number for her:
Luteal - 13.0-108.0 nmol/L

However, these values won't be valid for you since you're taking the test in America. For you, they'd like to see at least 10, but anything over 5 would indicative ovulation.

Keep in mind these numbers represent peak progesterone so if you take the test on a day that's not plus or minus one day of 7dpo, your results might be skewed.



 
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Old Dec 15th, 2008, 02:45 AM   5
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Thanks V.
No. I'm not on clomid, and I def wasn't pregnant that cycle (that was the prev cycle when we completely missed it with me being away and then my DH being away) Just read that the high levels are indicative of pregnancy what doesnt make sense in my case ...

Anyhow, I think my bigger problem will be my high FSH

I had it measured once before and it was excellent BUT measured on a wrong CD. This time - on CD2, so am scared it might be ... correct

Anyhow, going to a doctor this evening, will find out ...



 
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Old Dec 15th, 2008, 02:55 AM   6
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I'm sorry Let us know how it goes.



 
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Old May 15th, 2009, 12:28 PM   7
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Hi Florentinella, have you found anything more out about this yet? I just found this thread and am curious what your doctor said! I just found out I also have high progesterone levels too.

I've been trying to get pregnant for over a year without any success yet. I did a saliva test throughout my cycle a couple months ago, and the only odd thing the doctor found was that I had extremely high progesterone levels after ovulation ( as in, the x access on the chart was twice what it usually is). I'm 2 cycles past that now, so I obviously was not pregnant. It also went straight up after ovulation, then straight down before my period, and I think progesterone doubles or something if one is pregnant.

Anyway, my doctor prescribed some estradiol creme to try for the next few cycles in an attempt to balance it out.

I think all of my other blood work was normal, no blocked tubes. I just can't seem to find anything else on the internet about high progesterone being any sort of pregnancy problem ...



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