Blood Test Showed Low Progesterone

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Registered: 10-06-2011
Blood Test Showed Low Progesterone
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Fri, 10-07-2011 - 12:55pm

I had a blood test taken 7 days after period and it was 4.2 does that mean I need a progesterone supplement in order to conceive?

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Registered: 08-03-2011
Fri, 10-07-2011 - 6:28pm

No, that is a normal progesterone level for being in the follicular phase of your cycle, meaning you have not ovulated yet. But I'm not a doctor and all doctors seem to go by different numbers, and most measure progesterone 7 days after you ovulate to confirm that you do ovulate and do not have low progesterone. I would call your doctor and ask him/her some questions.

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Registered: 03-01-2011
Fri, 10-07-2011 - 7:16pm
I agree with Lex. That number is normal considering you are pre-O. If you're concerned about low progesterone because of your spotting you need to have the b/w drawn at 7dpo.
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Registered: 10-06-2011
Sat, 10-08-2011 - 9:46am
Thanks Ladies, i will try and ask my doctor some questions :)