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Doctor insights on: High Progesterone Levels

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Dr. Seth Derman
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Progesterone (Definition)

Progesterone has been found to be helpful in preventing preterm birth in a patient who has a history of delivering babies too early. It can be given as vaginal suppositories. It is most often given as weekly ...Read more


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What causes high progesterone levels in young women?

Progesterone: Reproductive-age women make increased Progesterone during their luteal phase (after ovulation.) there are no diseases charactereized primarily by elevated progesterone. The most common reasons for a 'high' level is pregnancy or taking supplemental progesterone. ...Read more

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High progesterone levels but no hcg, what does thst mean?

High progesterone levels but no hcg, what does thst mean?

You ovualted: An elevated Progesterone level with a negative HCG means you ovulated but you are either not pregnant, or you ovulated late and it is too early to check. ...Read more

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Low hCG and high progesterone levels.What does this mean in pregnancy?

Low hCG and high progesterone levels.What does this mean in pregnancy?

Usually means you ar: Are early, your obgyn should have explained this to you, in a normal pregnancy the bhcg should double in 3 days, so the bhcg can be repeated. ...Read more

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How high does my progesterone level need to be to indicate pregancy?

Varies: A Progesterone level >3 indicated ovulation but usually the value is >10. If pregnant, a Progesterone level <5 usually indicates an abnormal pregnancy (usually is uterus but ectopic possible). Most pregnancies with Progesterone levels >20 are going to be normal, but not all. ...Read more

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17dpo blood work tells i am pregnant.from 14dpo I am spotting brown. Progesterone levels high. Is spotting dangerous?

17dpo blood work tells i am pregnant.from 14dpo I am spotting brown. Progesterone levels high. Is spotting dangerous?

Spotting during: Pregnancy is not necessarily a sign of a problem, but it should be evaluated and closely followed nonetheless. Early bleeding in the first trimester can be the first signs of an incipient miscarriage. Please call OB, and have and evaluation. Also, avoid traveling until it's clear what is going on. If you begin to bleed more heavily, you want to be close to a hospital. Notify OB if you haven't yet. ...Read more

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Stopped oral provera (medroxyprogesterone) (10mg x 5 days) 7 days ago, will my serum progesterone be high? Prog. Level 10.8 today & no period. Is that the med or my level?

Not the same: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is a synthetic agent that acts like Progesterone but is not biochemically the same; if you have measurable Progesterone in the blood stream that represents Progesterone that you have produced, not the provera (medroxyprogesterone). ...Read more

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Does a high basal temperature tell you about progesterone levels?

Generally not: You haven't mentioned how high your basal temperature is. ...Read more

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Both my estrogen and progesterone levels are high, why could this be?

Both my estrogen and progesterone levels are high, why could this be?

Cycle: Lets say you are on your period, estrogen and Progesterone levels are going to be at it's lowest levels. On the other hand if you were to be mid cycle or late into your cycle your estrogen and Progesterone are going to be elevated, that is to ovulate and get the endometrium ready for implantation. But if you were early post period at the time of blood sampling that could be abnormal. ...Read more

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