What does a high level of progesterone actually mean? - Online Doctor Chats
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It can mean pregnancy or over stimulation
What do,you mean by over stimulation?
Sometimes ovary may be over-stimulated by clomiphene
it may result in production more than one eggs
A bleed of more than one egg?
Yes sometimes it may happen
So at the moment it is unclear? I may be pregnant or I may just be about to bleed?
So we need to wait a few days and see what happens
it is early to comment
Ok, can you explain a bit more about the progesterone levels please?
What is the scale that is is measured on and what does 98 mean?
If I was to have sex is it unlikely I would get pregnant?
Youare on 27 day of cycle
So naturally at this time progesterone is higher
(I.e. Does the high level mean I am not at the stage in cycle where pregnancy can be increased? )
Progesterone levels are usually within 20 units
Your progesterone is higher than that
You are supposed to have sexual intercourse around 14th day
I'm not sure what you mean by 20 units vs 98?
Well your levels are quite high
How high can these levels go up to?
I will explain in detail
Progesterone is produced by corpus luteum
Corpus luteum is produced when the egg is discharged and corpus luteum remains out of follicle
More the number of corpus luteum, more is the progesterone produced
So your ovary seems to be producing many eggs because of clomiphene
It is possible that you may have gotten pregnant
Progesterone levels here do not seem to be indicating pregnancy
These seem to indicating the presence of many corpus luteum
I hope you are understanding till here
Yes, thank you, this is helpful
Actually higher the number of eggs being produced
more is the chance of getting pregnant
multiple pregnancy is also possible
But the negative pregnancy test doesn't look too goo does it?
Do you have any question here?
It is early to do pregnancy test
The earlied time to do it is atleast 1 week after missed periods
I see, so is there anything I can do in the meantime?
You cannot do much
In fact you can talk to your doctor about high progesterone levels
Yes I do have a call scheduled tomorrow, I missed her call today, she left me a message
To tell me about the high levels
What is corpus luteum by the way?
It is produced when egg is released from the follicle
so it is a remnant of follicle and produces hormones
Is very complicated!
But once understood it is never forgotten
Is there anything else I need to know do you think?
I think you should be well informed about the physiology of menstrual cycle and ovulation
It will help you a lot
Especially it will help in planning the time of sexual intercourse
Mostly time of ovulation can be predicted by tests
you can ask the gynecologist if you can go for it
Yes I XXXXXXX have some tests, they weren't very good for me before using Clomid though because of pcos and irregular cycles
Thank you for your help today
Thanks for consulting me
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