Hi allI'm a little confused about progesterone levels. I had a random long cycle and had my progesterone levels tested 2 days before my period and the level came back at 1.1.What does this mean and how does your progesterone level change with your cycle I have just hada a regular 28 day cycle and I an having another blood test on cycle day 21 to test for ovulation.Any help would be appreciatedTia
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24-09-2012 21:56 #1
25-09-2012 09:47 #2
25-09-2012 10:55 #3
Hi Meesha, I'm not sure what a progesterone test so close to AF would show. I had a 'day 21' test this month which was 13.7. All it did was confirm that I had ovulated - over 10 for an unmedicated cycle, and over 15 for medicated.
Hope that helps?
25-09-2012 10:57 #4
Typically, ladies have their progesterone tested on CD21 (7dpo) to make sure that they ovulated. When you ovulate, your progesterone will rise. Anything above 10 is considered a good ovulation and they like to see a reading over 15 on a medicated cycle (Clomid etc). The fact that you had your progesterone tested two days before your period and it was at 1.1 makes sense. If implantation doesn't occur, then progesterone levels fall, your lining sheds, and AF makes her appearance.
For example, I was put on Clomid as my progesterone levels were around 16 after ovulation. Apparently, my FS likes to see an ovulation with a progesterone of 30 and above for an embryo to be able to implant. Not everyone would agree with that though so bear in mind it's just my FS that works on this theroy. I was put on clomid and my first progesterone reading came in at 69.2. Because it was so high, AF came 3 days late as it took longer for the progesterone level to drop. My progesterone reading the following cycle was 49 and I got my BFP! I had my progesterone tested again at 19dpo and it went up to 80.2. Progesterone helps to sustain a pregnanacy.
I hope this info has helped
25-09-2012 11:08 #5
Thanks ladies. I had a whacky cycle so I think he was just testing tosee what it was doing. Now I've had a normal cycle he is testing day 21 this time. So I am interested to see what it will be
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