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.
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.
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
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.
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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