Progesterone

Progesterone is a sex hormone produced naturally in females. It is produced every month by the ovaries after ovulation and plays a vital role in maintaining pregnancy. Progesterone helps in the thickening of the uterine wall for implantation of the fertilized embryo.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by Verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

Can pregnancy occur through foreplay alone?

Query: Hello doctor, My periods are a 28-day cycle. I was sexually intimate with a man, 15 days after my menstruation. There was no intercourse, but only foreplay, causing a lot of fluid discharge. I have not got my periods yet. Also, by mistake, I took the Regestrone 5 tablet before dinner instead o...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello. Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your serum beta hCG levels are 2501 mIU/mL, which clearly confirms that you are pregnant. The urine pregnancy test is negative as it is positive only eight days after your missed periods. Regest...  Read Full »

Why do I have spotting for more than 15 days after my periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been spotting for more than 15 days without any pain. I had periods before 20 days, and it has not completely disappeared. I am married but had not had sex in the last two years. I had missing and irregular menstrual cycle once a year, but never like this. I had progesterone six ye...  Read Full »


Dr. Aishwarya Parthasarathy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are spotting for the first time, then I suggest tablet Trapic (Tranexamic acid) thrice daily until bleeding stops. If it persists, then visit your nearest obstetrician and gynecologist and get an internal examination and pap smear. For further information consult...  Read Full »

Will morning-after pills cause a pulling sensation in the vagina?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old female. I have a minor issue. About a month and a half ago, there was an incident where the condom broke. About 36 hours later, my husband got me four of the morning-after pills, and I took them all at once. Three days later, I started experiencing nausea, soreness of ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please let me know if you were previously pregnant. Since you took the emergency contraception pill within 36 hours, and you got your period after the intercourse, you are not pregnant. The emergency contraception pills are progesterone tablets. It is a hormone no...  Read Full »

What will happen to my periods if I discontinue Meprate?

Query: Hi doctor, My last menstruation happened 50 days ago. But usually, my cycle is around 33 to 36 days on average. We had unprotected intercourse on the 11th day of my cycle, and I checked UPT on my 46th day. It was negative. I started taking tablet Meprate 10 mg once daily and had only for three da...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The cause for delay in the period may be due to the discontinuation of tablet Meprate 10 mg (Medroxyprogesterone acetate). It is essential to take the complete dose, as the progesterone levels in the body have to reach a ...  Read Full »

Even though my wife is three weeks pregnant, she does not have any signs of pregnancy. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife had a severe cough, for which she took antibiotics for a week. She missed her periods the following month, and the home pregnancy test was positive. So, we did a urine pregnancy test in the doctor's office, which was also positive. But, it has been three weeks, still, she is n...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not see any reason for you to be worried about the cough, fever and the antibiotics. Most of the antibiotics and medicines for respiratory infection are safe in pregnancy.Why are you not getting an ultrasound scan done? Why are you stressing yourself waiting for t...  Read Full »

After taking eight Yaz pills, I feel sick with nausea. Is it due to a side effect of drugs?

Query: Hello doctor, I decided to use birth control pills two months back. I took the whole pack and then decided I will rather stop, because of all the bad effects that they have on our body. I got my period after I stopped taking the pills, but this month I did not get my period. I had sexual intercourse...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I see you have messed up your hormonal balance. Your first step was absolutely right. The principle of emergency contraception is that it is a very high dose of progesterone hormone. This is the same hormone produced in the second half of periods after ovulation. Th...  Read Full »

How long does the birth control pill take to work for the first time?

Query: Hi doctor, I am using the birth control pill for the first time, but I am not sure of the start date of the pill, whether I took the pill on the last day of my previous cycle or the first day of the present cycle. My query is, when will it start working? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Navajith Mani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most commonly prescribed pill is the combined hormonal pill with estrogen and progesterone. Progesterone is the hormone that prevents pregnancy, and the estrogen will control menstrual bleeding. Birth control pills are primarily used to avoid pregnancy. ...  Read Full »

How important is cervical length in pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 15 weeks pregnant. I have a history of miscarriage in my previous pregnancy, as my cervix was open early at 19 weeks. My cervix length is 3.5 centimeters now, and I am monitored by ultrasound every two weeks. My physician said that cervical cerclage is needed only if the cervical le...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Do not worry. Your doctor has suggested and put you on the right course of action. Cervix length of less than 2.5 cm causes preterm deliveries. It takes around ten to fourteen days for the cervical length to change; hence the advice ...  Read Full »

Will the progesterone level be high in a chemical pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My height is 5 feet 5 inches, and I am 145 lb. My last menstrual bleeding was on the 24th, four months back. I got my progesterone level checked on the 21st day of my cycle. I got my reports on the 16th of next month as 4.7. After that, I did not get my menstrual bleeding. A week later, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned the units of progesterone, which makes it difficult to decipher here with regards to luteal phase defect or deficiency (Ideally, serum progesterone levels in nonpregnant women in the luteal phase is 2 to 25 ng/mL or 6.4 to 89 nmol/L). Consideri...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing clear liquid discharge from my vagina?

Query: Hi doctor, I am nine days post ovulation and have been experiencing clear liquid discharge from my vagina since two days. I also have a headache, stomachache, and tiredness. I am a little overweight, so I have been starving myself. Is this clear liquid discharge normal?  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Once ovulation occurs, the remaining follicle, called the corpus luteum, will keep producing hormone progesterone, for a possible pregnancy to get implanted in the uterus. There is nothing to worry as the watery discharge is because of this. Other symptoms include de...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours

Search for a Health Issue



Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.