Quoting Mrs.O♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting nurselindsey:</b>" My progesterone level was 12.7. They said ... [snip!] ... No good! They should at least monitor you with bloodwork and ultrasound. Id be pissed to waste money like that too though!"
This is what I've read kinda over and over again....
Once you've ovulated, the site on your ovary produces progesterone ... it's the hormone that says don't get your period, there's an egg out there that might be fertilized!! If your body doesn't detect any HCG, the "pregnancy hormone" which is what is produced when a fertilized egg implants in your uterus, the site on your ovary will eventually shut down & stop producting progesterone. Then you will get your period.
Conventional wisdom says that progesterone levels are tested at 7DPO because that is when it's supposed to be at its peak level. After 7DPO, it will slowly start to taper down its production unless HCG is detected. So that's why you're going in now ... it would be too early to detect HCG, but your progesterone level will tell the doctor whether or not you are producing enough progesterone at 7DPO to sustain an eventual pregnancy.
There seems to be differing schools of thought on what is a "good" number at 7DPO. Most physicians seem to think anything over 20 is ideal. Some think anything over 15 is ideal, and that anything between 10 and 15 is good. Anything below 10 is considered "borderline." If you have something at 6 or below, you've got a problem. Some doctors also think that progesterone under 5 indicates no viable ovulation.
I read somewhere that a lot of OBs drill out 15 or above... when really 10 is really okay. I guess we'll see what happens this cycle. I feel really blah today. Back pain, dizzy, headache, and super bloated. Check this out, me after work so excuse my messy mirror and hair.
My stomach doesn't usually look like that.
Also... OT but YAY! I passed my last class today!!!!