could i have low prog

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-02-2003
could i have low prog
Mon, 04-07-2003 - 9:36am
I just suffered a m/c last month in my 10wk and d+c on 3/24. My DH and I are planning on trying again probably after my 2 AF. I having been lurking on this board for about the last week and found that you ladies are a great source of information.

My question is regarding the OPK. Prior to me getting pg I tried using the OPK and could never get a clear distinct reading; the line tended to be a faint. I tried testing earlier and later in my cycle but could never get a clear reading. Has this happened to anyone else? Also I have a follow-up w/ my Ob this wk. Should I have her test my progesterone? Could this be due to low progesterone?

I am just trying to be a thorough as possible...

Thanks for all your prayers & support,


iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 04-07-2003 - 6:06pm
Karla, were you testing in the morning? I know I didn't get a definite line when I tested in the am. I started testing in the evening (no water or going to the bathroom for 4 hrs before) and I got much better lines. Apparently the hormone surge tends to happen during the day so if you test in the morning you might miss it. Don't know if that helps at all....GL!


iVillage Member
Registered: 03-31-2003
Tue, 04-08-2003 - 11:04am

I don't have any experience with OPK's so I don't have any advice for you there. However, my doctor recently gave me Progesterone supplements. The signs of low progesterone, in my case, were long cycles and skin breakouts (neither typical for me). Hope this information is helpful to you.

Best of Luck!