A 33-year-old female asked:
Is it normal for progesterone levels to go up and down even during pregnancy? should the levels only be going up? is there a concern if values drop in early pregnancy, but hcg is on track?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
Progesterone level is gradually going up through out the pregnancy. In early pregnancy (first trimester) when placenta has not fully developed, HCG level is probably as important as progesterone level. However, if progesterone level drops persistently, especially in the first semester, it is an alarm.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Answered Oct 06, 2021
Last updated Oct 6, 2021
People also asked
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $19/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.