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How to know if I have low progesterone level?

By June 6, 2016 - 8:50am
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Tell me please which tests I need to pass to reveal progesterone deficiency.

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Hey, guys! I've got one more question, yesterday I received results of my medical tests, they confirmed that I have hormonal disbalance. Now I am trying to choose clinic. If someone heard something about this one, tell me your opinion please!:)

June 9, 2016 - 1:50am
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Hello Emily987,

This link is to a website that will help you locate a physician or clinic that will prescribe hormone replacement therapy, but within the United States. Where do you live?

I suggest you speak with your physician, who ordered the test. Your doctor knows why the test was ordered, any medical issues that you are experiencing and how to best correct the hormonal imbalance.


June 9, 2016 - 8:40am

Hello Emily987,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for your question.

A serum progesterone test is ordered to check hormone levels.

The serum progesterone test is commonly ordered when a woman has trouble getting pregnant. It can give doctors an indication of whether she is ovulating. This, in turn, can provide insight into fertility problems. Your doctor might also choose to perform this test if you are pregnant and he or she thinks you might be at risk of miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. The serum progesterone test is sometimes performed if you have had miscarriages or a stillbirth in the past or if you have bleeding from your uterus.

In women, progesterone is low at the beginning of the menstrual cycle. It peaks several days after ovulation, and then falls back to low levels unless the woman gets pregnant.

Serum progesterone is measured in nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL). Normal results are complicated because they depend greatly on age, gender, pregnancy, and menstrual cycle.

Hope this answers your question.

June 6, 2016 - 8:58am
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