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Doctor insights on: Progesterone Levels While Trying To Conceive

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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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Trying to conceive,periods will start in 10days but there is cramping like i had in prev miscarriage,my progesterone level is low.Cramping dangerous?

Trying to conceive,periods will start in 10days but there is cramping like i had in prev miscarriage,my progesterone level is low.Cramping dangerous?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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Is 8 a low number for the result of a day-21 progesterone test if i'm trying to conceive w/o success

Is 8 a low number for the result of a day-21 progesterone test if i'm trying to conceive w/o success

Progesterone varies: Progesterone levels bounce around throughout the day, depending on day of the cycle and pituitary stimulating hormones. While a Progesterone level of 8 is on the low side, it is usually enough to support a pregnancy, and might well have been higher if retested a few hours later. We don't find Progesterone levels to be very helpful in planning fertility treatment. ...Read more

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How do progesterone shots work for fertility? And how long should you be on them while trying to conceive?

How do progesterone shots work for fertility? And how long should you be on them while trying to conceive?

Fertility?: Progesterone shots do not affect your fertility directly - at all. They can be used to start a period if you are late or skipped, they can be used to 'supplement' luteal Progesterone if a woman has luteal phase defect - which is not a fertility problem. There are no other medically appropriate uses, hope this helps! ...Read more

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I am trying to conceive and on 200 mg prometrium (micronized progesterone)..when in the cycle I shd start taking it and when to stop?

After ovulation: If you are ovulating, you don't want to take it until afterwards. Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is not a fertility medication in itself, and if you take it before ovulation, it will disrupt the uterine lining and adversely effect implantation. Take it until you start a period. If you don't start, check with your MD before stopping it. ...Read more

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My fiancee is 23 and he has just found out that he has low progesterone and motile sperm. We're trying to conceive. What does he have to do conceive?

My fiancee is 23 and he has just found out that he has low progesterone and motile sperm. We're trying to conceive. What does he have to do conceive?

See a REI specialist: You both should see a fertility specialist (rei) for help. He may benefit from weight loss, stopping smoking or aromatase inhibitor pills (if he has low testosterone with high estrogen). If you're 40 you should also get checked out for low egg supply (diminished ovarian reserve), ovulation or hormonal problems, damaged/ blocked fallopian tubes, endometriosis, and fibroids or polyps in your uterus. ...Read more

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Day 21 cycle , progesterone 0.2 size follicle 18 mm , when it may rupture? When to do intercourse trying to conceive? Do i need induction?

Day 21 cycle , progesterone 0.2 size follicle 18 mm , when it may rupture?  When to do intercourse trying to conceive? Do i need induction?

?soon: You have not ovulated yet as evidenced by the Progesterone of 0.2. Your follicle is not yet ovulatory size either. It sounds like you may still ovulate in this cycle but it is hard to predict when. You could try using the ovulation predictor kits. ...Read more

Dr. Serena Chen
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Trying To Conceive (Definition)

Trying to conceive means trying to get pregnant. Patients understand that the best to conceive is when the women is in the middle of her cycle day 12 to day 14 (with the first day of your ...Read more


Conception (Definition)

Conception is the union of an egg and sperm to form a zygote. The zygote is what ...Read more