What counts as low for progesterone? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 03-28-2012, 08:08 PM - Thread Starter
newtoTTC's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 79
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I had my progesterone tested this past week on 7dpo (based on temp and opk, not cycle day) and it was 6.4.  According to my doctor this is within normal, but according to her they consider anything between 1.7-27 as normal.  I have found some conversation that it should be above 5 or 10 to be normal.  What have other people heard, particularly those of you out there with low progesterone?  How low does it have to be before MDs/REs are usually willing to supplement?  Looking for a little guidance.  Thanks!


I am 29, married to DH for 2 years with 2 crazy pups and, after what feels like a huge wait (shorter than many, longer than wanted!), we are expecting our first little one April 2013.joy.gif


newtoTTC is offline  
#2 of 3 Old 03-29-2012, 07:27 AM
mamaforever's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 458
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I would say that is on the low side.  I had a short LP and on 7 dpo (pretty much the day before AF would arrive) progesterone level was 4.2.  The short LP made my progesterone drop too early and bring on AF too early.  Vitamin B6 helped my LP go from 7 days to 11 days long, fixing this problem.  But I also took natural progesterone cream this last time after getting a BFP to be on the safe side because of having an early m/c back in Nov.


I have also heard that progesterone level varies tremendously at even different times of the same day, and it is not an accurate test.  So confusing.


Sending lots of luck to you.

Me (28), DH (31), DS1 (3), and brand new DS2 just born in Sept!

Will always remember our angel babies - Jan 2008 and Nov 2011

mamaforever is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 03-29-2012, 08:23 AM
pokeyac's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Bay Area, Ca
Posts: 3,495
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)

Mine was low too.  My fertility doctor wanted it to be at least 11, and others think 12 is the minimum.  I take Vitex and I do acupuncture and yoga for the stress relief and that helped raise it a bit, but it was still low.  My doctor prescribed Clomid to raise the progesterone and it seems to be working.  The other day it was 22.9.  There are many things you can do to bring it up.

Married to a wonderful woman since 2010. Baby boy C arrived in June 2013!

Check out our User Agreement.
pokeyac is offline  

Trying To Conceive

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off