(Closed) Low Progesterone levels – is this a concern

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@bobsoon2bewife9887:  i think low levels are definitely a cause for concern but it’s also easily treatable.  Good luck!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@bobsoon2bewife9887: I don’t have a diagnosis from a dr. but my acupuncturist thinks low progesterone is why my bbt temps were so low. (My OBGYN won’t do bloodwork at this point – 14 mo + TTC – I have to go to an RE for that.) Since working with the acu, my temps are up and a lot of my symptoms (esp cold hands and feet) have abated.

From what I understand low progesterone is an easy fix. I also had a chemical pregnancy so when I get a BFP, my OBGYN will prescribe progesterone supplements in hopes of preventing another early miscarriage.

At 33, I think your time isn’t unlimited but I definitely wouldn’t say that it isn’t on your side! Hang in there!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I am not TTC but I am estrogen dominant.  I have been on bio-identical progesterone since February.  You are probably ovulating but are not building enough lining to sustain a pregnancy. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

You actually need a certain level of progesterone for your follicle to burst and actually drop. You can show all signs, BBT etc bit still not ovulate if your progesterone is low. It is easily fixable. I dealt with this for quite some tome and was placed on medication to help stimulate and it did work.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

@MissGreen:  I did not know that.  I thought I was ovulating since I had the classic temp shift and dry up.  but then again I wasn’t too concerned since I an TTA…

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Hmm do you ladies feel like this is a test we should all be getting as a preliminary or just wait and see? i often worry that i will misscarry do to lack of progestrone but not for any other reason than that i see so many bees struggling with this. i see a clear temp shift and get LH positive but i know a lot of Progestrone deficient women see that as well. when do they usually test for this? i am 3dpo now? am i already out for testuing this month?

 

also does it hurt to use prgestrone cream just as a precaution or is that something that could be silly and potentially harmful?

as you can see i am also very unversed here and would love to know what experienced bees think as well.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Audreysdance:  If you notice spotting or AF arrives before 10dpo, I would talk to a doctor about it.  I went to the doctor after I noticed 4 out of 6 months I would start spotting around 9dpo.  I don’t know if they’ll do any preliminary testing without a reason for it.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Like the other ladies have said already, it could definitely cause issues but as long as you know about it before you start TTC it’s pretty easy for a doctor to treat!

@Audreysdance:I have low BBT and I, like lotam, spot before AF starts. Those are good markers for progesterone issues. I honestly wouldn’t worry about it at this point if you haven’t noticed anything like that. I also O late but I’m honestly not sure if that’s related.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@Audreysdance:

Have a day 21 test done. I always had mine drawn 7 days from my first + opk. It will tell you if your levels are high enough for ovulation, implantation etc. It was frustrating for me bc I always had the LH surge thus + opk but no ovulation.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Oh thank you so much ladies. I don’t have it every cycle but most cycles I spt for one day before I bleed fully. Sometimes 2 days but it is never less than 11dpo. Does that mean I should have it checked out?

My temps were on the low side when I was temping orally (range was 96-7high 97s and never over 98. Now that I am temping vaginally they are starting around 97.3 and going up to 98 or 98.2 post ovulation.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m a little confused here. I thought spotting a day before AF was completely normal. If you spot before AF, does that indicate low progestrone in general?

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@brox:  i’m no expert, but I think it’s problematic depending on when it starts.  For example, I start 8 or 9dpo and I spot til 13-14dpo before getting a full AF. I’m sure it’s normal to spot a day or 2 before AF as long as it’s after 10dpo when progesterone levels begin to decline.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@lotam240: I usually spot a day before AF. This month, I had a little bit of late night spotting two days before AF. I’m just asking because I’m going to see my doctor soon, so I want to be prepared with questions, etc. for her. Hearing this reassures me that most likely nothing’s wrong with my cycle. It’s just taking time to get pregnant in my case. Everything I read is about lengthening the LP. My LP is already 13-14 days, so there’s no need for such interventions. I’ll have this all figured out on Tuesday.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@brox:Like lotam said, it’s not the spotting before AF starts that’s the problem…it’s when in your LP the spotting is beginning. Most things will read that any LP that’s over 10 days isn’t anything to be worried about. If your LP is normally 12 days but you spot consistently starting on day 8 until AF starts then that would be worth getting checked out. If you start spotting on day 12 of a 13 day LP I wouldn’t worry 🙂

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