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Doctor insights on: Normal 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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Can someone tell me what a normal progesterone level is for a non-pregnant woman?

When?: Depends on when during her cycle it is measured. Prior to ovulation levels are low, typically less than 1 to 2 ng/ml. Soon after ovulation levels will be greater than 2 ng/ml and up to 25, 30 or more. In the second half of the cycle (luteal phase) Progesterone is secreted in pulses and levels vary widely; I therefore think the idea of 'normal' doesn't help much. ...Read more

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Can you take provera (medroxyprogesterone) oral if you have normal progesterone levels but you have pcos and have irregular periods?

Can you take provera (medroxyprogesterone) oral if you have normal progesterone levels but you have pcos and have irregular periods?

There are multiple options for cycle control in patients with PCOS.: If obese weight loss is the key to normalize the hormonal imbalance. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, NuvaRing and the orthoevera patch and cyclic Progesterone treatments help to normalize and regulate menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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What are normal estrogen and progesterone levels for a 37 year old woman?

What are normal estrogen and progesterone levels for a 37 year old woman?

Let me explain: The normal range of estrogen varies depending upon the patient's age.
A female aged 30 to 39 will average a level of 210 pg/ml.
Progesterone levels vary considerably from cycle to cycle and woman to woman.
The middle of the second half of the cycle Progesterone in a non-pregnant patient is 8 to 10, but can be high as 20 ng/ml. ...Read more

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What are normal estradiol and progesterone levels after embryo transfer?

What are normal estradiol and progesterone levels after embryo transfer?

Questionable: Most don't assess these values following an embryo transfer

the type of Progesterone may also affect these levels

in general...For those taking im progesterone...Levels are greater than 30-50 (but this measures all types of progesterones that are not important

vaginal forms give levels that are >15 and are the pure and the most important ones. ...Read more

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What is the normal level of progesterone at 21 day of cycle?

Different answers,: Most experts agree that a level greater than 10 is consistent with ovulation. Some say levels greater than 6, but that level is considered a little low by most. ...Read more

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Where is information on normal levels of progesterone, estradiol, estriol, testosterone & dhea?

Where is information on normal levels of progesterone, estradiol, estriol, testosterone & dhea?

Lab reference ranges: Levels of these hormones are only as reliable as their test kits. One lab may use a different method for detection than another. You may not be able to compare values between different labs. Labs also set their normal ranges based on multiple tests. You need to discuss these hormones with an endocrinologist as they're trained to understand the different testing methods. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have low progesterone levels after getting off birth control? I have noticed I now have spotting 5 days before my period is due.

Is it normal to have low progesterone levels after getting off birth control? I have noticed I now have spotting 5 days before my period is due.

Progesterone levels: Progesterone levels are low during the first half of the menstrual cycle. Mid cycle the LH hormone surge occurs releasing a corpus luteum cyst. This cyst produces Progesterone causing levels to rise. In premenopausal women the Progesterone levels must be interpreted knowing the day of the cycle. Typically Obgyns do not test Progesterone levels routinely for this reason. ...Read more

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My progesterone level came back as normal, what does that mean?

Normal?: In a cycling woman (age 38?) there is no 'normal, ' only ovulatory or non-ovulatory. There are no illnesses related to Progesterone that is 'too high' or 'too low.' you might ask your doctor what he/she was trying to learn checking progesterone. ...Read more

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On day 3 my progesterone levels were 1.0 and oestrogen was 135. Is this normal?

On day 3 my progesterone levels were 1.0 and oestrogen was 135. Is this normal?

Hard to say: One would expect low numbers of Progesterone and Estrogen early in the menstrual cycle because that is how the menstrual cycle works. Normally we do not check these particular hormones at this time for this reason. Clarify with the doctor doing the test what it was they were trying to find out. Lh/FSH are better hormones to test if dealing with irregular periods. day 21 Progesterone for ovulation ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of low progesterone? Is 35 day regular cycle normal or it speaks about abnormal hormonal levels?

Possible: Normal cycle is 21-35 days so there is a range. 35 days is kind of on the borderline. If you are worried about low progesterone your provider can order a level drawn, usually around day 21, or 7 days after LH surge if you are doing ovulation testing. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still be on progesterone inj@19 week's At 18 weeks my progesterone levels was 34.dr says I'm in zone 2. Can I take threw entire pregn?

If hx preterm labor: If you have a history od a preterm delivery, ther is is benefit to weekly Progesterone injections. Other than that, there is no benefit to Progesterone supplementation after the first trimester. ...Read more

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34 days since lmp. Progesterone is 13.8 and hCG 1800.Is the level normal? Whts the normal range?

Likely normal: An HCG of 1800 is normal but its relationship to prior (if done) or future levels is a better predictor of continuation of pregnancy. ...Read more