Progesterone Serum (Results & Questions)

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You probably haven’t ovulated yet. What’s your E2?

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by  Erin418.
Post # 4
894 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I agree, either you didn’t ovulate or your period is about to start. This picture shows the rise and fall of E and P in a normal cycle: 

At least for me, it helped to have a panel of progesterone tests done during the post-o phase because it spiked up and dropped too fast, but if you’d only measured CD21, it would have looked fine. Anyway, maybe that chart will clear things up for you. Good luck!

Post # 5
3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Are you temping? Since OPKs aren’t working for you, and I think that one blood draw to check progesterone can be a tough indicator, temping would be your best bet to confirm that you are ovulating. .9 is low. How long ago was that test done? You either hadn’t ovulated yet, or are very close to getting AF but if the test was a while ago I’d think you hadn’t ovulated yet. 

Post # 6
2197 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Yes, that is low. But there are other factors. It might have been the wrong day for you. You want it done ~7dpo. If you happned to ovulate around CD 12 and had this test on CD 24, that’s too much time. Your progesterone could have plumetted. But if that was the case, you probably would have started your period by now…

Although, if you have been trying for 2 years, there is a possibility you aren’t ovulating on your own. All of my research says anything over a 2 means you ovulate, but you really want over a 10 for a strong ovulation (although I had an 8.1 and my RE said that was fine…). Have you tried Clomid? You might be in need of something to help you ovulate, and maybe a progesterone supplement post-O. I’d get with your doctor to discuss these results. They may want you to redo the test on another cycle day. 

Best of luck to you!

Post # 12
457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

MissFormaldehyde:  in regards to the temping being useless,  it is actually extremely helpful in confirming whether ovulation has occurred. If you end up seeing a specialist, a lot of them like to see some charts to pinpoint if there is a problem. Hopefully you won’t have to go down the specialist road, though!  

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