Progesterone Results

I had my blood taken yesterday on CD25 to measure my progesterone. The results are lower than last year at 12.2 (doh). My progesterone has always been low, but since I haven’t seen the RE in almost a year, I am not really sure what else this indicates. My doctor did send me a message, via the portal (I love that everything is posted online now) and said it does indicate that I ovulated (which I knew from my bbt chart). I’m wondering if I should reach out to my RE to discuss things again, including maybe getting an HSG done. I don’t know a thing about it, but I assume it wouldn’t hurt to cross it off the procedure list! Oh the Joys ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Elizabeth
    Posted at 16:57h, 30 April Reply

    I think progesterone of 12 is a great number! It may not be 20, but they want it to be over 10. A friend of mine that didn’t struggle long (just 6 months) to get pregnant said that her progesterone was never above 12, until AFTER she was significantly pregnant. So, I think your progesterone levels are great. :)Mine are usually around 9, and even though that’s on the low side, neither of our REs has been concerned about that in the long term, but if/when we decide to pursue treatment they would probably supplement a big. HTH! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 17:31h, 30 April Reply

    12 is a great number for a non-medicated cycle. I think you are doing great.

  • Perfect Power in Weakness
    Posted at 19:34h, 30 April Reply

    I agree….12 is good for a non-medicated cycle. Have you talked with your DR. about progesterone support after ovulation? I always had low progesterone and would take progesterone suppositories starting at peak +3, I believe, and for 10 days.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 20:43h, 30 April Reply

    I forgot to include this. Progesterone peaks at around 7 days after ovulation. Maybe the progesterone peaked earlier for you and you caught it on the decline. The practice where I live, in this part of the world is to measure progesterone levels starting on CD 21 (or 5 days from suspected ovulation date)and get 2 more readings leaving a day in between. For ex: on CD 21, CD 23 & CD 25. The idea is to understand the trend, the rise & fall in progesterone levels and thereby estimate the ovulation date. So don’t worry that your progesterone is low.

  • Gypsy Mama
    Posted at 21:57h, 30 April Reply

    I am waiting to get an HSG done, like you I just want to be able to check it off the list. I probably should have done if after IFV #1 failed but I was so sure I was fine that I didn’t bother. Now it’s kind of a nagging feeling that I should just do it.

    Senidng you lots of good vibes going forward ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Mgeb
    Posted at 01:33h, 02 May Reply

    You don’t know me, but lots of love to you on your journey. I stumbled across your page about 2 months ago and am now following your story. I just wanted to share that it was the HSG that helped diagnose my own fertility issues, this then prompted a hysteroscopy/laparoscopy that really explained what was going on. It took us 3 years (and yes medical intervention), we now have the pure joy of raising our own DD (18m). If you want to know more of our story, feel free to ask. As a couple my husband and I really believe that we have walked this road for a reason, I have had surprising opportunities to encourage/forge relationships due to my experiences.Remembering you in my prayers. xx

    • Team Harries
      Posted at 01:41h, 02 May Reply

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  • Mgeb
    Posted at 21:27h, 03 May Reply

    I don’t know how to email you, but I will add myself to your email list, maybe that way you can find my email, it will start with miriam. x

    • Team Harries
      Posted at 14:55h, 04 May Reply

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    • Unknown
      Posted at 23:52h, 25 June Reply

      I never gave you a way to contact me, if you wanted, miriam.brussee at gmail
      You blog has been encouraging me recently, so thank you for being so honest, and I am glad the HSG had good news for you.! x Miriam

  • Em
    Posted at 14:53h, 04 May Reply

    Wow, these commenters really know their stuff. I wish I was more knowledgeable about the medical/hormonal aspects of all this stuff! But I hope that you get good guidance and feel confident about whatever decision you make. Abiding with you, Caroline!

  • JillianCharlotte
    Posted at 21:38h, 04 May Reply

    i agree with everyone else that the 12 number is pretty good. im in the 2WW of an injectable cycle and when they tested my progesterone three days post insemination, it was 10.7 and they were happy with that! my first cycle it was 7.7 and my second it was 2.2! now THAT’s low LOL!

  • pee
    Posted at 05:34h, 08 July Reply

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