This forum is for questions and support regarding Caesarean Section , Childbirth, Diabetes, Depression, Fetal Monitoring, Genetic Testing, Hormonal Changes, Labor, Lamaze, Morning Sickness , Nutrition, Parenting, Prenatal Care, Weight gain.
Tomorrow I will be 6 weeks pregnant. My HCG levels are great and have been doubling up until a week ago (haven't gotten them checked since then). My progesterone levels are a concern though. My mid luteal progesterone level was 9.1 so the doctor went ahead and put me on a progesterone supplement just in case I got pregnant because it was a little bit lower than they wanted. My next progesterone test at 4 weeks and 4 days was 18.1. The next at 5 weeks was 13.8. The doctor upped my dosage of progesterone to 200mg 3x per day at that point and 3 days later they rechecked and it was at 21. That recheck was conducted 4 days ago. My first concern is the fluctuation and if this ever happens and things turn out ok. My second concern is that I haven't had any breast pain in 4 days so I'm worried that the progesterone has dropped. Should I be concerned?
It is very common for the progesterone level to fluctuate. Your numbers are all pretty good. If you were my patient, the next test I would do would be a transvaginal ultrasound.
Once the heartbeat is seen, chances are excellent that you will carry the pregnancy.
Unless you have a history of lots of miscarriages, it already sounds like you will do well.
Keep the faith!
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.