A 34-year-old female asked:
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i am 34. for 2 years my periods are shorter, worse pms, worse ovulation symptoms, and a bad uterine fibroid. could it be low progesterone balance?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: It is common for the nature of the menstrual cycle to change with time. That is the likely explanation for the changes you have noticed. The progesterone is only produced for about 12 to 14 days each cycle and is partly responsible for the PMS symptoms but that is related to the increasing progesterone level - not a decreased level. Most women have fewer symptoms while taking the Pill.
Answered on Nov 1, 2017

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