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what a progestone level of 53 means? I'm not pregnant nor on meds.

By Anonymous July 30, 2013 - 9:26pm
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Hi Anon,


Welcome to EmpowHER. If you are not pregnant. Normal levels of progesterone in a woman's body should be 8 to 10 ml. Any amount more than this level is considered to be high levels of progesterone.  Here is a list of conditions that can also cause the progesterone level in a woman to rise. 

Menopause: Menopause can be a reason behind too much progesterone in the body. It takes place at the age of about 52 years. Because of this the progesterone levels fluctuate and either become too high or too low.

Multiple Pregnancy: In multiple pregnancy the woman has more than one baby in her womb, like twins or triplets etc. Hence to help the body to support this condition the levels of progesterone increases. It's normal and natural.

Pre-Menstrual Syndrome: As we know the levels of progesterone increases at the time of ovulation hence before the menstruation cycle starts, fluctuation in the progesterone level is observed. This condition is known as pre-menstrual syndrome. This may result in mood swings.

Uterine Cancer: The estrogen progesterone treatment of uterine cancer may result in the higher level of progesterone in the woman's body.

Adrenal Hyperplasia: This is caused due to the abnormal functioning of the adrenal glands. Because of this there is an excess production of sex hormone which in turn results in a premenstrual condition and further causes higher production of progesterone hormone.  It’s important to discuss with your doctor, your test results and explain your concerns.




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