Progesterone levels throughout a cycle

by Vanessa

I have been trying to conceive for the past year. I am 31 years old.

I have had three blood tests for progesterone, two on day 21 and one on day 25. My cycle is usually 29-32 days in length. My first two progesterone tests on day 21 gave results of 10 & 13. My last test was on day 25 and had a result of 19. Am I ovulating? How can I find out what the level of progesterone should be on different days? Is there anything I can do to increase my progesterone? I am having acupunture and taking Pregnacare tablets.

I noticed lately that my period is two days long. I used to suffer from heavy periods last year but have had a myomectemy to remove fibroids. My consultant has told me she will give me Clomid, however, I need to lower my BMI to 30. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

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May 05, 2010
Progesterone levels throughout a cycle
by: Wray

Hi Vanessa. It's difficult to tell if you're ovulating, certainly from your tests. Do you live in Bedford, UK or Bedford, USA? As these two countries use different measurements, see below...

Female (mid-cycle): 5 to 20 ng/mL or 15.9 ? 63.6 nmolL

The first is the USA reference range and the second the UK. It's impossible to tell what your level should be on different days, unless you had a test each day. Even then the next month will be different. The most important factor is are you ovulating, taking your temperature daily will give you a better idea, but the mini microscope is better. These can be found in some health shops or on the internet. If you had fibroids you undoubtedly have a higher than normal oestrogen level, as oestrogen stimulates their growth. For more info please see here.

I would hope you can avoid the Clomid, this stimulates the ovaries to produce more eggs than normal. If you need to lower your BMI there are some sites I recommend, choose one which suits best.
Paleo diet
Typing diet
Living foods

We do have a web page on pregnancy, please see here. It's easy enough to increase your progesterone level by using a progesterone cream. The pregnancy page gives info on how to use it and how much. Take care, Wray

Aug 09, 2011
hope this helps
by: Anonymous

I have also low progesterone. I tried for 9 years to conceive and found out I have PCOS after taking Metformin for PCOS help and Clomid I conceived and now have a 4 month old baby. I would recommend a glucose test to check you levels.

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