Low progesterone tests, is it all over for me??

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  1. mrphyemma

    mrphyemma 2DS, 1DD, 1 Angel baby

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    Hi ladies,

    We have been ttc for almost a year now. Last cycle I had cd3 tests done (all ok) and cd21 tests. My results came back as low progesterone and the gp wanted me to repeat the test this cycle so I did. I have just called the doctors and the receptionist has said the doctor would like to see me to discuss the results, which means something isn't right or they just say "all ok". It is looking very much like my levels are going to be low again. I just wanted to know if any of you ladies could help me to understand what that could mean for me in terms of ttc. Does it definitely mean I am not ovulating and if so is there anything that can be done to help?
    I'm 37 and terrified that this is the end of the road for us now :(
     
  2. muncho

    muncho Well-Known Member

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    Firstly dont worry...depends what your levels were.

    Last monht mine was 22, this month it was 58. I have made lots of changes to my diet and lifestyle. my sfhs aslo dropped by half in a month

    If you are not ovulating you can be given drugs to make you ovulate. Although this may not be what you want at least you can change it
    I ahve just been told i have to have ivf! i was gutted.
    If you have hormonal issues thy can be rectified with drugs
    So dont worry, wait till they telol you what the results are and then they will advise you.

    BTW acupuncture has helped me loads..

    good luck xx
     
  3. helen1234

    helen1234 Well-Known Member

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    i have low progesterone, and have clomid to conceive i was successful last year, and on clomid to conceive again

    x
     
  4. mrphyemma

    mrphyemma 2DS, 1DD, 1 Angel baby

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    My first progesterone test the result was 24. Will find out the levels for this cycle tomorrow.
     
  5. WannaB

    WannaB Busy Finding Nirvana!

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    Sorry to butt in on your thread mrphyemma, but I had my 21 day bloods done too a couple of cycles back after my chem, my progesterone came back the same as yours, nomal range according to the test is between 20-110 (?) not sure on the end one, but my gp told me mine was normal, did your doc say that was low? I was thinking mine was in the lower range and could be the culprit too, having a mc last cycle as well. Im waiting to see my gyno now in Feb next year, was thinking of helping my progesterone out myself, but I cant get any here where I am because you need a script for it!:wacko:
     
  6. Dancingkaty1

    Dancingkaty1 Well-Known Member

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    try not to worry......i conceived my daughter when my progesterone level on day 21 was just 30.....im currently on clomid...( started to come on yesterday so now will go on 3rd cycle of it) this mth my level was 168!....im assuming if yours is low they might recommend clomid xx
     
  7. mrphyemma

    mrphyemma 2DS, 1DD, 1 Angel baby

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    I have an appointment at 12pm today with the gp to discuss my results so will know more in a little while but I was told a level of 24 was low and probably meant I hadn't ovulated.
     
  8. mrphyemma

    mrphyemma 2DS, 1DD, 1 Angel baby

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    My levels were low again (25) and the gp said they look for a level of 30+ to confirm ovulation has taken place. I have been referred for an ultrasound scan next week to investigate further with a view to being referred on to a fertility specialist afterwards.

    Will let you all know x
     
  9. WannaB

    WannaB Busy Finding Nirvana!

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    See I ovulate no problems with that level, havnt skipped one so far, Im just wondering as far as carrying a pregnancy am I lacking due to it being at the lower end of the scale.
     
  10. TigerLady

    TigerLady CaveTiger Clan Mama

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    Here is a chart...

    https://www.progesteronetherapy.com/progesterone-levels.html

    What is low depends on how they are measuring it and what units they are using.

    When I got my cd21 test (was actually cd25 for me on purpose), my level was 8.6. That is considered far too low for pregnancy and on the very low side for post ovuation levels. Turned out I was pregnant (and didn't know it), went on to carry that pregnancy just fine.

    So, none of these numbers are completely written in stone. Never loose hope. :hugs:
     
  11. WannaB

    WannaB Busy Finding Nirvana!

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    Mine was in nmol/L and the test ranges state it should be 20-110 in the luteal phase, mine was only 24 nmol/L, so it was definatley on the lower end on the scale. I will be interested to see what results from your scan mrphyemma and hope to hear its all good news! :hugs:
     
  12. mrphyemma

    mrphyemma 2DS, 1DD, 1 Angel baby

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    I was quite confident that I was ovulating too as my cycles are very regular and I get a temp shift every month, usually around Cd17 of a 30/31 day cycle. I never miss a period and have never had spotting. I'm wondering if I am actually conceiving but not being able to carry the pregnancy due to low post O progesterone. Is that a possibility?
     
  13. muncho

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    i think it is as i have the same problem and my cons said its hard for the embryo to implant...
    maybe a question to ask at the docs?
     
  14. nineena

    nineena mummy to a gorgeous girl

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    Low progesterone doesnt mean a no no, on my day21 tests i was told my progesterone levels were 2 and that i would never conceive naturally and well i'm looking forward to my 12week scan in 2 weeks so dont give up hope!!!!
     
  15. Harveysmum369

    Harveysmum369 Mrs Christmas

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    I had 21 day progesterone checks,my first came back at 9,2nd was 11,third was 15 and fourth was 28....I lost a stone and the docs said that helped to bring my level up.We had the appointment to see the consultant about getting 'help' on the tuesday,the friday before I did a test as I was 4 days late and It had crossed my mind that I might be expecting due to my progesterone levels,got my BFP on 26th Sept and on 3rd June 2009 I gave birth to my son..so never lose hope you never know whats round the corner.
    Donna
    xxxx
     
  16. mrphyemma

    mrphyemma 2DS, 1DD, 1 Angel baby

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    Just to update a little. I had an internal scan yesterday. The sonographer didn't go into detail or even show me the screen. The results will be with my gp by the end of next week. she did however say she could see nothing to go running back to my doctor to tell him about. Whatever that means??!! lol. Hopefully all is ok but I won't stop worrying until I know for sure.
     
  17. Conkers

    Conkers Expecting number 4

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    I went to my drs last week as I haven't had a period since September (currently on cd 101), he re-checked the blood tests I had done in October and said I needed to have another blood test to check progesterone as it was "slightly low" - so just waiting for the results from that. He did say he would refer me to the hospital for a gynae review.
    Hope you get good results from your scan - and quickly too xx
     
  18. mrphyemma

    mrphyemma 2DS, 1DD, 1 Angel baby

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    That's just it Conkers, my cycles are very regular at 30/31 days and there seems to be nothing obviously wrong other than progesterone levels. I'm not sure what they can do for me or if I need to be referred to a specialist. It certainly takes time all this ttc malarkey. Good luck at your hospital appt and also hope that progesterone levels are better this time xx
     
  19. Jan34

    Jan34 Expecting #1

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    If your cycles are 30/31 days you should be having bloods taken a little later, say 23 or 24. Day 21 is based on "a standard 28 day cycle", but in reality the test should be done 7 days in advance of your period. 2 to 3 days might not make a difference, but might be worth asking your GP about it. I used to have to get mine done 18/19 as my cycles are 25 / 26 days. Best of luck.

    Btw - i had low progesterone in some cycles, and a short luteal phase, but conceived on my 3rd round of clomid. So there is hope, don't give up.
     
  20. mrphyemma

    mrphyemma 2DS, 1DD, 1 Angel baby

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    Jan34, I did do the progesterone tests on CD 23 as I had accounted for my longer than average cycles and I also have a 13/14 day luteal phase so all seems to be normal with my cycles. the only thing so far found to be wrong is the low progesterone levels. Congrats on your pregnancy by the way, it gives me some hope xx
     

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