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Progesterone Hormone Level

Progesterone is the hormone produced by the ovaries, and it prepares the uterus wall for implantation of a fertilized egg. The levels of progesterone hormone are tested with a blood test. High progesterone levels are seen in pregnancy, ovarian or adrenal cancer, and congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, and fetal death can result in low progesterone levels.

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I need some advice to start HRT for male to female transition.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old transwoman. I am looking forward to start HRT. I need some advice from you to start on HRT for male to female transition. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1. Do you need to know what medications to be taken for HRT (hormone replacement therapy)? 2. Do you like to know about the fitness or investigations before starting HRT? Or are you asking for the safety? Do let me know what you want to know exactly.   Read Full »

I want to conceive. What prenatal vitamins can I take?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to ask about the prenatal vitamins that I can take for conception, considering the case of low progesterone level. The laboratory tests performed were progesterone 0.19 ng/ml, testosterone 1.10 ng/ml, LH 17.26 mIU/mL, FSH 21.11 mIU/mL, and prolactin level. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Preconception vitamin that has been advised universally is Folic acid 0.4 gm per day for normal ladies who wish to conceive and not have any chronic disease like epilepsy (need 0.1 fl oz per day) before conception. You did not mention which day of menstrual cycle you di...  Read Full »

My wife has a subserosal fibroid. Please suggest.

Query: Hi, My wife has regular periods. All tests are normal. Her follicle develops into a big cyst every month. Doctor says it is because of subserosal fibroid. Is this correct?  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You should consult a gynaecologist and get her hormonal profile done to rule out other causes if any. Follicular cyst may be because of PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease) or it may be because of subserosal fibroid and also it can be because of hormonal changes. Sub...  Read Full »

Will I be ovulating while being on birth control injections?

Query: Hi doctor, I am on Depo birth control injection, and I was prescribed Medroxyprogesterone to induce my periods. Does not that mean my body is ovulating even though I am on birth control?  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. No, you are not ovulating. Let me explain. The progesterone hormone level is very high when on Depo birth control injection. This will suppress the normal rise in hormones, due to which your follicles will not develop...  Read Full »

I am pregnant and feeling constipated. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 11 weeks 2 days pregnant. I did not get motion for the last three days and have lower back pain and gas problem. Please suggest what to do.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to During pregnancy, progesterone hormone increases. The progesterone hormone has effects on the bowel. The movement of bowel decreases, the secretions from the lining of bowel increases and sphincter becomes tight. So, the net response is that you will have constipation,...  Read Full »

Does Menorrhagia Cause Anemia? Please Help

Query: Hi doctor, Person who suffers from menorrhagia (heavy bleeding during period) is at higher risk of anemia. 1. Is this true? Is there any basis to this claim? 2. What if you are already anemic and suffering from menorrhagia? 3. What complications are associated with the same? 4. What precautions shou...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is common for a woman to experience blood loss of 60-80 ml per menstrual cycle. In cases of menorrhagia the blood loss is heavier and in the form of clots or in terms of using more than 6-7 sanitary napkins daily during menses. Menorrhagia easily leads to anemia over...  Read Full »

Will the FET transfer cycle occur if sex hormones drop?

Query: Hello doctor, I have done a FET transfer cycle before ten 10 days. My hCG pregnancy test is tomorrow. Are nine days too early to test? My other real concern is that on the day of transfer, my estrogen levels were 223, and progesterone was >40.0. Before four days my estrogen levels were 106 and pr...  Read Full »

Dr. Sree Gouri. S. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Usually, the levels of estrogen and progesterone will increase from early pregnancy to the third trimester. But often there will be some range of the hormones according to the gestational age. Though the levels of hormones little decreased in your case, they are stil...  Read Full »

My husband and I are trying to conceive for a long. My recent scan report revealed an immature follicle size. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 32 years old, female and my husband is 39 years old. We have been married for two and a half years. We did not control taking any type of birth control from the beginning since we needed a baby. We did all the required tests. My scan report showed only one immature follicle size of...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I do not think you need to worry, 19 to 35 years is the right age to get pregnant. No one can decide the follicular growth and health by just a scan. Progesterone level is just indicative of whether the ovulation has occ...  Read Full »

What causes intermenstrual bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. I am not on any sort of birth control pills. I had a normal menstruation in the starting of this month and normal bleeding. After six to seven days, I started bleeding again. The bleeding was not very heavy, but lasted on and off for about six days. Now, after a gap of...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The intermenstrual bleeding that you are experiencing this cycle is likely to be due to progesterone deficiency during the luteal phase, which can be due to stress induced hormonal imbalance and leading to breakthrough bleeding. It is imperative for you to get a seru...  Read Full »

Does sex induce periods?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has periods issue. She was on birth control pills for about 3 years to get periods. We got married six months ago. She stopped them now as we pretty soon started thinking of having a baby. My doubts are will sex trigger periods? Is there any connection between these? Is there any ...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First, we should consider the reason behind the fact that she needs pills to get periods. Was she diagnosed with any hormonal problem? If not then she has to do blood/serum tests. Hb % (hemoglobin), TC (total blood count), DC (differential count), fasting blood sugar, ...  Read Full »

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