I have been trying to find information about normal progesterone levels.
I am currently on Clomid (month #3). The first month, I appeared to ovulate
and had a progesterone level of 16. I did not ovulate during the second round
so took provera and began Clomid again. This month, my progesterone level
was 30.6. I understand that it is good to have levels >15 but does it mean
anything when it almost doubles? What are the typical upper ranges for
progesterone? Also, are progesterone levels good indicators of pregnancy?
Thanks for your help!!
In the luteal phase, a progesterone level >10 ng/ml is normal. Some people make the level slightly higher (12 ng/ml) when using clomiphene. In early pregnancy, the level is expected to be above 15 ng/ml.
There is no upper limit on progesterone. The level is higher with multiple pregnancy, it rises progressively as the placenta grows, and near the end of pregnancy, 250 mg/day is being produced.
Progesterone is not a pregnancy test. Progesterone is produced both during the menstrual cycle and during pregnancy. The level of progesterone, when above 15 ng/ml, is associated with a normal pregnancy but it does not assure normality.
This information is provided for education purposes and is not a medical consultation. If you have specific questions, please speak with your healthcare provider.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.