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A 34-year-old female asked:

My progesterone level was 1.2, this was checked in the morning 3 days post ovulation. day prior to ovulation ultrasound showed a 16mm follicle which was 4 days prior to test. i'm concerned its low, is this too low to conceive? did i ovulate?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Ovulation testing: Ovulation testing should be done in the midluteal phase typically 7 days after ovulation. Testing 3 days after is a bit odd and makes it very hard to interpret the result. I would see an Obgyn and schedule official ovulation testing. These tests must be done in a particular way to get interpretable results
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Dr. Kent Childs
Dr. Kent Childs commented
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
I agree with Dr. Livingston and his comments. Sometimes the progesterone level is a better test around cycle day 21 of a 28 day cyclic regimen.
Mar 27, 2016
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Agree with both of you!
Apr 17, 2016
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Concern: With the concerns you submit, I strongly recommend you see a Gynecologist as soon as possible. Please let me know how things go.
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Last updated Apr 17, 2016


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