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I'm on Clomid 100mg and my dr said my level of progesterone at cycle day 21 was 45, what does that tel me? My dr said it was really high.

By Anonymous January 15, 2016 - 7:41am
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for seeking our help with your concern regarding your progesterone level. When your doctor shared the results and said the level was high, he or she should have explained how this related to you.

I will gladly provide you with general information. But, I urge you to contact your physician to discuss this. You are entitled to that.

Clomid is an oral medication prescribed to treat infertility in women.

Anonymous, is that the reason you are taking Clomid 100 mg? How long have you been taking it?

Clomid causes the pituitary gland to release hormones needed to stimulate ovulation.

Understanding the role of hormones in the menstrual cycle can be helpful.

The follicle stimulating hormone is made by the pituitary gland. Its purpose is to get a follicle ready for ovulation. Every month between 3 and 30 follicles are ripened for ovulation but usually only one continues to grow and eventually ruptures and releases an egg during ovulation.

Luteinizing hormone makes the egg (follicle) release from the ovary. This hormone is involved in the process of ovulation – the time in the menstrual cycle when the follicle ruptures and releases the egg from the ovary.

Progesterone s released by the ruptured follicle (one that has released an egg). After the egg is released from the follicle, the follicle closes and becomes a corpus luteum. The corpus luteum secretes increasing amounts of progesterone.

Anonymous, my guess is a high progesterone level is a good sign that ovulation has occurred.

Keep me updated:)

January 15, 2016 - 9:26am
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