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Doctor insights on: Progesterone Levels In Women

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What causes high progesterone levels in young women?

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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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 are symptoms of low progesterone in women? Can progesterone levels be tested?

What are symptoms of low progesterone in women? Can progesterone levels be tested?

Check out these: Links. Take care and god bless u! http://www.justmommies.com/getting-pregnant/having-problems-getting-pregnant/signs-low-progesterone. http://www.m.webmd.com/women/progesterone-15286. http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/best-natural-anti-depressants?page=3. ...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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A question for doctors: does a woman's progesterone level affect her ovulation?

A question for doctors: does a woman's progesterone level affect her ovulation?

Vice versa: Progesterone is the hormone produced in the second half of the cycle, and is the hormone responsible for preparing the lining of the uterus for implantation and pregnancy. Progesterone is produced after ovulation and as a result of ovulation. Progesterone levels are reflective of the quality of ovulation. ...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 lower levels of estrogen/progesterone affect your GI tract? Or does estrogen/progesterone, in females, play a role in how our GI tract performs?

Hormone receptors: There are definitely estrogen & Progesterone receptors in the GI tract. For example, high Progesterone levels in pregnancy lead to loosening of the valve closing off the stomach from the esophagus. This causes increased acid reflux. We also know that giving menopausal women estrogen probably reduces risk of colon cancer. Many women have changes in GI function related to their period cycles. ...Read more