How low progesterone levels effect my reproductive system.

I am 26 years old and newly married. Till now I had very regular periods but I missed my last periods when my gyn gave me dydrogesterone pills - 10 mg - as my progesterone levels, she said, are very low.

Can you please tell me if it's affecting my fertility, etc. and is there a permanent way to correct the realease of correct levels of progesterone in my body?

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Oct 20, 2010
How low progesterone levels effect my reproductive system.
by: Wray

Hi there Dydrogesterone is a synthetic progestin and not progesterone. It will not increase your progesterone levels. At therapeutic levels, it has no contraceptive effect as it does not inhibit or interfere with ovulation or the corpus luteum. But it cannot be converted by the body into any of the progesterone metabolites, which also have beneficial effects. Please see for more info here. After about 6 months of use menstruation can stop. It would be far better to use progesterone to correct your deficiency, after all that's the hormone made naturally by the body. Low progesterone can be caused by a lack of ovulation, insufficient production by the corpus luteum or a shortened luteal phase. Many things can affect these, often it's a lack of antioxidants causing oxidative stress in the ovaries. Most notable is a lack of vitamin D, please have a test done. For more info please see the Vitamin D council website. If you should consider progesterone, please see this page on How to use progesterone. I recommend between 100-200mg/day progesterone, the amount is dependant on symptoms. But before you start please see this page on Oestrogen Dominance. You might like to see our page on Pregnancy too. Take care Wray

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