Ovulation Discharge an Indicator of Adequate Progesterone?

by Anonymous
(USA)

I am thinking about trying progesterone cream but am not sure if I need it or not (I am 43 years old). Can I assume that if I get a slightly clear discharge each month around Day 14 (which I do) that I am ovulating regularly? Does this mean my own production of progesterone is sufficient? Do women that have no to low progesterone levels not get this monthly discharge? Thanks for answering!

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Jul 27, 2012
Ovulation Discharge an Indicator of Adequate Progesterone?
by: Wray

Hi there The cervical mucus can't be used to determine the level of progesterone. For instance women with POCS can have anovulatory cycles, but still produce mucus, see here. A slight rise in temps show progesterone is being produced, but again can't determine how much is being secreted. The only accurate method is a serum or saliva test. Although I feel symptoms are probably the best guide, tests can't show how a woman is feeling. We do have a questionnaire you could answer which will give you some idea of whether you would benefit from it to not. The link can be found in the right hand margin at the top of every page. You could also look through our page on How to use progesterone cream for more info, plus Peri-menopause which you could due entering soon. If you do decide to use progesterone please read through the page on Oestrogen Dominance first. Take care Wray

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