just a question or two

by Patti
(Oklahoma)

Hi

I got pregnant in September 2013 went to a Dr. and had my progesterone checked, at 6.5 weeks my level was a 4.6, well, finally I got my first appointment with my gyno the next week, when I went the Dr. done a vag ultrasound (7weeks) everything was fine, I told him about having my progesterone level checked and told him it was a 4.6 last week, well, he didn't prescribe me anything for it, or even bother to check it again, told me that it was in the "normal range" so I made another appointment for 4 weeks as I left, about 3 days before the next appointment I had some spotting, so I called the Dr. the nurse told me to not to worry as long as it was NOT bright red and to just put my feet up and relax, so I did that 2 days later when I went to my appointment the Dr. was going to listen to the heart beat with the Doppler thing, well he tried that and there was nothing, so he tried an ultra sound, couldn't see anything, so he did a vag ultra sound, and my baby was gone... then he followed up with a D&C the following Monday December 16th 2013... now it is June 2014 and we have not gotten preggo again, I had my progesterone checked again, but have not gotten the results back yet, its very disappointing to me to think that a simple prescription could have saved my baby, and this month is very hard for me because my baby was due on the 26th. so now im worried that possibly my progesterone is so low I cant get pregnant. im going to wait to get my results back and if my level is low and the Dr. doesn't write me a script for it what should I do?..

Thanks- P.R.

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Jul 02, 2014
Just a question or two
by: Joy

Hi Patti

I am so sorry to hear about your news, did your doctor test your estrogen level as well? Both are needed to work out if your progesterone level is low, your doctor should know this. Never accept “normal range”, as an acceptable reply, they love saying that. Please read the Hormone Testing page. Low progesterone levels can cause a Miscarriage, but there are other factors too, like stress. The Pregnancy page will help you greatly.

You certainly need progesterone and if you do decide to use it, please make sure that you use a progesterone cream with the correct concentration. Any form of oral progesterone is not the correct delivery method as 96% gets destroyed by the gut and liver – see here.

Do you know what your Vitamin D level is, as a deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone, it is also connected to every single cell and it’s formation in our bodies? It is vital for pregnancy and the unborn child.

Hope this helps.

Jul 03, 2014
test results
by: Patti

Joy, thank you for your reply. I did finally get my results, as follows, on the 14th day of my cycle:
1.my progesterone level was 0.5
2.Estrogen was 515
3.FSH was 7.5
4.LH was 19.4
5.T4 was 0.8
6.TSH 3rd Generation (F TSH)was 3.49

I told the dr. I'm not "NORMAL" they didn't care. there are other things on this page I don't know what they are. but this dr. did a full blood panel on me it looks like anyway.

Thanks again for your reply.-Patti

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