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A 35-year-old female asked:

What is low progesterone ?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 41 years experience
Progesterone: Progesterone is made by the ovaries after ovulation. When there is low Progesterone there is either no ovulation or very suboptimal ovulation.
Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Below 10: I assume you are referring to ovulation and fertility. We like to see a Progesterone level above 10 for ovulation and fertility.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What can I do about low progesterone levels?

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Dr. Gregory Gapp
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Add progesterone: Progesterone levels can be increased 3 ways. Clomid stimulates he ovary to produce a larger follicle, which in turn produces more progesterone. Oral Progesterone in the form of Prometrium (micronized progesterone) taken by mouth will increase serum progesterone. Vaginal Progesterone suppositories will also increase serum progesterone. All three methods have there own set of risks and benefits.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How do I recognised low progesterone?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Progesterone: In a reproductive age woman low luteal Progesterone usually means she did not ovulate. In ovulatory cycles if Progesterone is low, it is usually called a luteal-phase defect, although experts disagree about how important it is. Purely theoretically, no Progesterone at all would mean death because your body couldn't make cortisol.

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