progesterone Help I’m really worried
lenasibbs · 16/06/2018 10:49
So 4 year ago my my wife and I started looking into having a family and went for tests to make sure everything was okay, we have blood tests and the test and I got told I had low ovulation and I got sent for a test to see if my tunes had a blockage but that was all okay well now we are trying for a baby and the last few month I have stopped getting positive results on ovulation so I have just been to the doctors and he got my notes up from 4 year ago and the nurse I seen at the hospital said she had proscribed clomid for 3 cycles then 100mg metforman but none of this is true I literally got told I had a tilted uterus and everything was okay and that was the end of that. But I also found out today she had said I had low progesterone, I didn’t no this. So now I’m worried. Would this have affected my chance of getting pregnant ? I don’t understand how she could just lie about something so big and not tell me this.
physicskate · 16/06/2018 17:29
Low progesterone on it's own doesn't mean much. If taken 7 days after ovulation, a progesterone result of 30 or above indicates you did indeed ovulate 7 days before. Below this level, may suggest you didn't. If taken on the 'wrong' day, it means nothing.
CritterTamer · 16/06/2018 19:36
If you do ovulate low progesterone can affect the literal phase, e.g, make it too short though so it can cause problems.
CritterTamer · 16/06/2018 19:37
Sorry that should have been luteal phase, not literal phase - silly autocorrect.
Tambien · 16/06/2018 19:41
If the progesterone has been dine at the right time (day 21), yes it will mean you have ovulated but actually even if you had ovulated and the egg had fertilised and implanted, a low progesterone level would also hamper the pregnancy (that’s why women with recurring miscarriages are given progesterone for the first 8 to 12 weeks of the pregnancy).
I also think that if you had been prescribe clomid and metformin, therebis something else going on. That sort of prescription is usually given to people with PCOS.
I think you need to go back to your GP and ask to be referred back to a fertility consultant. Clearly new tests and a new prescription is needed. Not the least to clear up the confusion on what you or haven’t been prescribed as well as what sort of issues you might have.
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