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Low Progesterone and HCG Levels at 17 Days Past Ovulation
I have recently had 2 miscarriages and I am now pregnant for the third time.  The first 2 were unexplained losses.  With this new pregnancy, I had my HCG and Progesterone checked at 4.3wks or 17 DPO and it was 174HCG and 10 Progesterone.  My Dr. immediately put me on Prometrium 200mg 2x a day.  My questions are  #1 what are the chances of miscarriage with levles that low?  Have there been successful pregancies with levels that low? Does low levels always indicate egg abnormalities? #2 Does prometrium cause cramps (not sharp) more or less bloating and disomfort.  I am not spotting but I have a   "heavy" feeling with pressure in the uterus area.  It is a constant ache, mild not like period cramps.  Thank you so much.
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I had asked a similar question - see question on post.  I'm going on Prometrium tonight.  I'm going to using it vaginally.  Are you?  I had an IUI yesterday and so the prometrium is supposed to maintain a pregnancy, prevent my period from coming on if the egg actually gets fertilized.
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I don't know much about the level but I can tell you early on in my pregnancy I had lots of bloating and dull ache feeling in the uterus area. I am now 20 weeks. I would say the feeling is normal.
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A friend of mine is in nursing school and did his last rotation in OB/GYN.  I also have low progesterone and my doc put me on Progesterone supp. 25mg 2x daily. I was curious what "normal" levels were so my buddy  printed me out some things from his book. (By the way, i am 4wk4days, so we are close)
Progesterone levels: First trimester-  9-47ng/ml
HCG levels: 4weeks: 5-426mIU/ml
            5weeks: 18-7,340mIU/ml

My doc told me that there is such a broad range of levels that I shouldn't be alarmed by any numbers unless they are going down. Keep your head up and be hopeful, I am.
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Thanks everyone.  I am taking prometrium orally.  I guess I just have to wait until my first sonogram on Sept 15 to see if things look good.  Thanks for the information. I feel less stressed.  The waiting game stinks!!!
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