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How Can I Increase My Progesterone Levels Naturally Through Food
Don't!: There are no foods that stimulate progesterone. Further, foods traditionally claimed to contain Progesterone such as mexican yams are unregulated, may contain progestins but not progesterone, and do not have a progestogenic effect. Many have an estrogenic effect! if you have a true need for additional progesterone, which most women don't, talk with a knowledgeable doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will eating sweet potatoes or yams help raise progesterone levels? Or rather what foods/drinks may raise progesterone levels naturally?
No, and none: Sweet potatoes and yams do not contain actual Progesterone at all, that is not a matter of debate in 2014 . Further they do not contain anything that acts like Progesterone (progestogenic), most contain plant chemical that are estrogenic in action. You can raise Progesterone by supplementing progesterone, but why do you want to do this? ...Read more
Why 600mg of daily progesterone supplements through a combo of injection, oral, and vaginal suppository still fail to raise serum progesterone level?
I rec: Consult at the nearest univ med center, if you are taking that much all 3 ways it should be helping. ...Read more
Can low progesterone levels cause a mmc that requires d&c because my body wouldn't naturally miscarry? I was 11 1/2 weeks, baby was 8 1/2.
Unlikely this case: Very sorry for your loss. Low progesterone levels are sometimes linked to pregnancy losses, but in most women it's a non-isuue. Most all 1st trimester losses (98-99%) are due to genetic causes in the embryo/fetus. A case like yours where the baby is much smaller than gestational age is 99.9% not due to a progesterone problems. Good wishes, hope this helps. ...Read more
My progesterone level is low-17.5. Can I get pregnant naturally? Can you please suggest what I should do to get pregnant quick. Please help
Unclear results: Progesterone levels change throughout the menstrual cycle. Because of this there are not usually checked as a baseline marker to gauge fertility. They are often checked on menstrual day 21 to determine if ovulation occurred. A Progesterone above 10 on that day reflects ovulation. Clarify with the ordering physician why this test was done and what interpretation they have for the results. ...Read more
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