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Question: low progesteron


 hdesai - Fri Mar 04, 2005 8:35 pm

Hi, I am currently 5 weeks pregnant after a recent miscarriage. My hcg quant tests more than doubled after two days(1,000 to 3000), but question is that my progesterone was low. It was 11.8 and the doctor said it should have been 15 so now i am on progesterone. I am having low back pains and had very minimal red spotting only once today and once two days ago. Is this normal? Because of my miscarriage history, I am very nervous, anxious and paranoid. My hcg count is a lot higher this time then last. Should I be worried? HELP!
 Theresa Jones, RN - Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:24 am

User avatar Hi hdesai,
Progesterone production normally increases during pregnany and prevents the shedding of the lining of the uterus. Since you are experiencing low back pain and bright red spotting, Call your doctor!
Sincerely,
Rntdj
 jterry - Sat Apr 30, 2005 6:22 pm

I was curious, I am 4 weeks and I had a similar thing happen. My HCG levels pretty much tripled, but my progesterone was at 12, my dr. wants it at 25, so he gave me a vaginal suppository: Crione. I wanted to see if you have gone for a check-up recently to see if your progesterone levels were up or what you were taking to elevate your progesterone? DId they tell you to be worried b/c of low progesterone?

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