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Progesterone level <0.20 @ 38 years of age - not trying to conceive: Should I worry about it?

By Anonymous March 13, 2009 - 7:21am
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I recently visited my GP because of the following problems:

- Periods that are coming more frequently than 28 days, are heavy and last >7 days
- Gained 10lbs in a month
- Fatigue

The doctor drew blood and told me the results were all within normal range. When I reviewed the results, I noticed my progesterone level is <0.2, which is listed within the normal range for post-menopausal women, but I'm only 38 and have not had a hysterectomy, etc. My LH level is 3.9 and my FSH is 5.3. I'm not interested in having anymore children, so should I be concerned about my progesterone level?


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Hey Melissa, thanks for writing. We have submitted your question to a well-respected gynecologist and hope to have an answer for you in a day or two.

In the meantime, we have some great information on the site that I think will be helpful in your particular situation. You may want to check out the below links:

Estrogen And Progesterone, What Roles Do These Hormones Play In Women?;

Progesterone: Details uses and studies;

Expert Dr. Régine Sitruk-Ware Talks Menopause With EmpowHer

Dr. Sitruk-Ware - Perimenopause, When Does This Occur?

You may also find this ASK helpful: I've always been regular.

Hope you find this information helpful and will have an answer from our expert shortly.

March 13, 2009 - 9:49am

Hi Melissa -- My progesterone level is at a 3 and my doctor was concerned. I am a little younger than you. I am now on progesterone therapy.

March 13, 2009 - 9:40am
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