Progesterone, spotting before period and infertility
I am 39 and have been trying to conceive our first child for a year now. While on birth control (Yasmin) I started spotting one week to 10 days before my period. Since I stopped birth control I have been monitoring ovulation, I ovulate between cd12 and cd14 of a 28 to 30 day cycle.
Still I have spotting (brown, just a little, I am ok with a panty liner) 2 to 10 days before my period, it usually stops the day before the period. My periods are also very light and last for 3 days only.
I have recently being diagnosed with hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's) and I am taking 25 mcg of synthroid. A hysterosalpingogram showed no abnormalities in my uterus and tubes. These are the results of my blood tests:
Day 3 Fsh: 6.32 mIU/ml
Lh: 5.80 mIU/ml
Estrogen: 46.4, sorry I don't know the units of this
Day 21 Prog: 24.1 pg/mL
AMH: 6.23 ng/mL
TSH: 2.93 mIU/L (7/22/11)
2nd TSH: 3.39 mlU/L (8/5/11)
Free T4 1.2 ng/dL
TPO ab: negative 24 IU/mL
Thyroglobulin ab: positive 80 IU/mL
3rd TSH: 2.03 (9/14/11)
My day 21 progesterone was indicative of ovulation so my dr. was not concerned about the spotting but I would like to know if progesterone cream would help me reduce or eliminate the spotting between periods.
Has anyone used it for this purpose? How should i use it? Could it help us trying to conceive?
Thanks a lot!!!