Low Progesterone?

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 6
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4433 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I know a lot of bees who have…hopefully they’ll comment!

Did you try OPKs along with your temping? It may help see if you have multiple surges.

Post # 8
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2048 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@ajillity81:  I don’t have any (known) problems with progesterone but just wanted to pop in and wish you the best of luck with your blood work!  Hope it helps get you some answers.

Post # 9
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3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@ajillity81:  I’ve had a lot of issues with progesterone.  My charts don’t show it though.  I have a beautiful looking 14-15 day luteal phase.  It’s taken me a LONG time to get them to truly check my progesterone – first because it just “confuses things” and then because “We just put all our patients on progesterone suppositories anyway”.  Turns out that despite that picture perfect LP, my progesterone levels are crappy.  I was finally able to get the testing that I should have had at the beginning, during my last miscarriage (miscarriage #6) and we found that while on progesterone suppositories, my levels were fine at 7dpo, but tanked drastically during pregnancy.  So we upped my progesterone support to PIO (progesterone in oil) shots.

I’m pregnant for the 7th time and have already had two ultrasounds.  One thing that was HUGELY interesting to note on my ultrasounds is that by my 6 week ultrasound, my corpus luteum (the shell that the egg pops out of in the ovary) was no where to be found despite the fact that they found both ovaries easily both times.  Why is that important you ask?  Well that’s what signals the body to produce extra progesterone until the placenta is ready to take over.  If I wasn’t on the high level of progesterone support that I am, my progesterone levels would have tanked again, and instead of crying with joy over hearing the heartbeat of one of my babies for the very first time, I would be crying over my 7th miscarriage.  

I’m so glad they are testing you.  Please make sure that when you get pregnant, that they also test it then as well! 

Post # 12
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5664 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t but have a friend who is on supplements. She had a loss early this year so they tested her early for issues this time around. It’s possible it was at least partly the cause for the MC. I believe, they will just put you on a progesterone supplement to bring it up. And thankfully you found out now rather than after pregnancy and a possible loss! 

Post # 13
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1413 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I had 3 losses so when I got pregnant for a 4th time, my doctor put me on progesterone supplements. I’m now 35 weeks pregnant so either that was a really big coincidence or the supplements actually worked! 🙂

Post # 14
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3874 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I had a loss in August. After 3 months of trying and no BFP, I went to my doctor to discuss next steps (I’m 39, I didn’t want to mess around). He started talking Luteal phases and did I know how long mine was – I charted since coming off of BCP back in April. My longest was 12 days, shortest was 7 days, and most were 9-10 days. Not impossible to get pregnant, but MUCH harder. Basically my OB thinks that even in the egg is fertilized, AF starts before it can properly implant. So he gave my a prescription for oral progesterone supplements. I started the day after O, and got my BFP that cycle. I’m currently 7w3d. I’ve had one can already and all was good. I go back in just baout an hour for another and to hopefully see the heartbeat 🙂

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