Posted By hfhs.md.rcs on February 24, 1999 at 16:24:06:
In Reply to: LH surge/progesterone blood test posted by Rachel on February 23, 1999 at 20:31:23:
Thank you for your reply from January re: Provera and Clomid.
The reply I got mentioned anovulation and I was just diagnosed as having
anovulatory cycles based on my Day 21 progesterone test which was 1.9 even
with my first cycle of Clomid.
As I mentioned in my January posting, my blood tests had normal values for
FSH, LH, Prolactin, TSH, and Estrodial. My progesterone test being 1.9 is
My ob/gyn has decided to continue my 2nd cycle of Clomid next month. I
either have to wait for my period to come on its own or wait until Day 45
(whichever comes first) to start provera.
My body responds to provera very well. I was surprised it didn't respond
to Clomid very much for my first cycle. Is this common? What I don't
understand is that after I took Clomid on Days 5-9, I used urine
ovulation predictor kits for Days 11-18. My surge showed up on Day 14
and continued into Day 15. After that, I still had a line, but it was
lighter. Why would I have a LH surge if the progesterone test shows
I didn't ovulate?
Thanks for your help,
An LH surge can occur without ovulation. The test measures a hormone that is a "trigger". Continuing this metaphor, if the gun is not loaded, if the powder is wet, or the bullet is defective, pulling the trigger has no effect.
Keywords: LH surge, low progesterone
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