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Had progesterone tested. Did I release a viable egg? How can I know?

I have a quick question. I have had my progesterone tested on Day 21 of my cycle and it was 10.98 nmol/l. Just to be sure, I tested 2 consecutive days after and the results were 7.5 nmol/l and 7.33 nmol/L. Does that mean I did not release a viable egg? I am only young and getting married in the next few months, so babies are on our minds. I have been reading that it should be atleast 30 nmol/L around this time. Thank-you.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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Dec 2012

Thanks for posting on HCM,

Progesterone test is done to:
- Determine if a woman is ovulating
- Evaluate a women with repeated miscarriages, but other diagnostic tests and treatment are more commonly used for this purpose
- Determine the risk of miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy early in pregnancy

Progesterone levels vary depending on when the test is done. Blood progesterone levels start to rise midway through the menstrual cycle, continue to rise for about 6 to 10 days, and then fall if fertilization does not result.

Levels continue to rise in early pregnancy.

The following are normal ranges based upon certain phases of the menstrual cycle and pregnancy:

Pre-ovulation: less than 1 ng/mL (3.18nmol/l)
Mid-cycle: 5 to 20 ng/mL (15.9-63.6 nmol/l) around the 14th day of cycle
Postmenopausal: less than 1 ng/mL
Pregnancy 1st trimester: 11.2-90.0 ng/mL
Pregnancy 2nd trimester: 25.6-89.4 ng/mL
Pregnancy 3rd trimester: 48.4-42.5 ng/mL

Note: ng/mL = nanograms per milliliter

Note: Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results.
Those are the standard normals, but as I said, you need to see your doctor for specific test.
You might have gone through anuvolution which could have been responsible for low progesterone level. Repeat testing in subsequent months is advised.

Hope this helps
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