What was your progesterone level on day 21/ 7dpo?

(104 Posts)
pandaeyes Mon 11-Sep-06 18:23:23

Just interested!!

I got my results back and my progestorone level is 60.1. I know that means I ovulated but would quite like to compare with others as I have PCOS too. Thanks

pandaeyes Tue 12-Sep-06 10:00:59

bump

rubles Tue 12-Sep-06 10:01:40

I'll let you know at the end of the week. 60 sounds very good though.

pandaeyes Tue 12-Sep-06 12:08:27

Thanks rubles- I would be interested to know. Fingers crossed for a good number.

sallywoo Tue 12-Sep-06 13:40:11

mine was 25.9, the gyne said it had to be above 30 for ov. I have been put on clomid 100mg for 3 months and had another day 21 last week. Hopefully will find out this week what it was so will let you know.

rubles Tue 26-Sep-06 12:23:42

Pandaeyes,
I said I would let you know when I got the results and I got them today. Mine were 22 nmol/L - so I think that means I didn't ovulate. Although, I am trying to clutch at straws by telling myself that AF came 4 days after the test so maybe it had started to drop????

Natty1806 Tue 26-Sep-06 12:37:44

I have been told anything over a 16 means you have ovulated. not sure if this helps.

rubles Tue 26-Sep-06 12:49:02

REALLY??! Oh xxxxxxxx to you. I shall clutch on to that too Natty. Thanks so much.

I have been trawling the web and just found an Australian site that talked about 20 to 24, so that has eased my worry slightly.

pandaeyes Tue 26-Sep-06 13:11:55

sallywoo- sorry, missed your post- hope the clomid goes ok. I'm sure your no. will go up with it.

rubles- you could be right about the levels dropping. Surely the level must drop off gradually after 7dpo because my CD3 prog was right down to 2.9 or something.

chandellina Tue 26-Sep-06 13:18:14

mine was 21. that is low but they said it still showed ovulation. i am having it tested again this month. happily i had an ultrasound last night on cycle day 13 to see if i am ovulating and there was an egg there, waiting to go.

trace2 Tue 26-Sep-06 15:58:23

mines being 19 was told to low to ovulate, that was my highist, but i got pg that month, sadly i m/c

dollyp Wed 27-Sep-06 11:49:58

Pandaeyes, in May (my first test) my 21 day score was 12 . I didn't think I had ovulated and I was right. Dr said to repeat 21 day test to see if one off or not.

HOWEVER, in June at 21 days my score was 60 too.... and I am now 14 weeks pg . I would have been a few days pg when the blood was taken. I really hope that the outcome is the same for you. Fingers crossed.

chandellina Wed 27-Sep-06 15:22:03

hi, for people wondering about progesterone, just a couple of things i found in my extensive research on this pesky hormone:
it ideally should be tested 7 days before your period so day 21 can be inaccurate if you have a short or long cycle. if you are regular, have the test done 7 days after ovulation, ie. 7 days before AF. (assuming normal 14 day luteal cycle). progesterone is the reason your temp rises after ovulation so if you are temping, it's easy to see if you are indeed ovulating. finally, beware of ranges given on u.s. and australian websites, as they measure progesterone differently. here in the UK it is done by n/mol. I was told anything above 15 n/mol or so indicated ovulation but that they like to see it around 30 - 35. sounds like other women here had similar advice.
btw, my low reading and previous two miscarriages means i am going to be put on progesterone supplements if/when i fall pregnant. this is counter to official NHS guidelines but there are plenty of infertility specialists who believe it does help (though it can also delay an inevitable miscarriage). in the US it is standard practice if you have a low p reading and there are plenty of success stories out there from women who are convinced it is what allowed them to have a successful pregnancy after previous miscarriages.

"Progesterone is the reason your temp rises after ovulation so if you are temping, it's easy to see if you are indeed ovulating".

The problem here is that you can easily get a temp rise in the second half of your cycle when an egg has not been shed. Generally speaking ovulation is less likely to be occuring regularly if at all if periods are irregular. Even normally fertile women have the occasional anovulatory cycle.

"Finally, beware of ranges given on u.s. and australian websites, as they measure progesterone differently. here in the UK it is done by n/mol. I was told anything above 15 n/mol or so indicated ovulation but that they like to see it around 30 - 35. sounds like other women here had similar advice".

I would agree with this. The gynae who was treating me was looking for a level over 30.

pandaeyes Wed 27-Sep-06 18:40:10

THANKS Dollyp It's reassuring that you got pg with the same level of prog. Infact others seem to have managed it on a lower level of prog!

I think my stressing etc. over ttc is probably the biggest thing stopping me getting pg at the moment!

chandellina Thu 28-Sep-06 10:21:01

thanks attila - i didn't know that the temp could still rise even without progesterone. do you know anything more about it? that might explain why i had a day 20 progesterone reading last month of zero though i thought i had o'd on day 18. period came on day 31. my temps above coverline from day 18 and stayed up. i also had abundant cm for more than a week, which i have since heard can actually indicate an anovulatory cycle.

If bbt temps are erratic or you do not see a spike, charting can also let you know that there may be fertility or health issues to check on. For example, LPD - or luteal phase defect - is a shortened second half of your cycle (which may indicate a deficiency in progesterone or hormonal imbalance).

BTW I never temp charted because I never had a cycle to speak of!. In my case PCOS was to blame.

rubyroo Thu 28-Sep-06 18:51:08

got my results today it was 31 is that just borderline ovualtion then? feel a bit blue

chandellina Fri 29-Sep-06 09:04:32

rubyroo - i don't think that is anything to feel blue about. when i was told they like to see it around 30 -35, i got the impression that was normal/ideal. whereas even at a level of 21, they said i had ovulated.

Natty1806 Fri 29-Sep-06 09:12:22

Yeah i was told anything over 16 is a sign that you have ovulated so try not to feel too low about it. x

rubyroo Fri 29-Sep-06 10:23:10

thanks natty and chandellina thats really made me feel better. i just got the results over the phone so wasn't sure. i am going to try and be more positive about it all

Natty1806 Tue 10-Oct-06 10:40:53

Just got my result and it was 66

chandellina Tue 24-Oct-06 12:08:25

mine for the past three months have been: 21, 3, and 82!

rubyroo Fri 27-Oct-06 18:34:46

meant to post ages ago that 31 of mine was a pregnant one!!! before i had dd at 32 it was 40 (am now 35) hope this helps someone babydust to all who want it.

meysey Mon 30-Oct-06 18:13:44

have just had some test results and mine was 1, yes 1

they are going to repeat the tests I think (can't get to see my Dr for a while to discuss it) but I think I may have blinked and had a menopause... had had slightly erratic periods for a couple of months

it's interesting to see all your levels though, and if anyone can explain a freakishly low level, other than menopause then let me know!

was TTC no 3, but guess I will be getting off this thread.

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