Drop in progesterone Levels

Lynda

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Reply Posted on: Sep 7, 2013 at 2:00am
Hello Dr Braverman.

I am currently 5 weeks and 4 days pregnant with an ivf pregnancy. I had my second lot of bloods today and my progesterone level has dropped substancially.

My levels are below:

4 weeks 4 days HCG: 343 Progesterone:415

5 weeks 4 days HCG: 3689 Progesterone: 75

I am on pregnyl injections of 1.5 every three days.

Does this mean my lining is starting to shed? what would cause it to drop so much?

I am so worried that this pregnancy is going to end in miscarriage. I really dont know what to do. The nurse said it is not looking promising. Do you have any encouraging words please?

Thank you very much

Dr. Braverman

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RE: Drop in progesterone Levels Posted on: Sep 7, 2013 at 6:58am
there appears to be an appropriate rise in HCG, are the progesterone levels in US units or Europe, if US then these are fine. In these cases if I am concerned that I cant get the level up on PIO injections I will add one crinone vaginally. I am not as concnerned about progesterone levels if beta HCG is rising.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.

Lynda

2 Posts
Reply RE: Drop in progesterone Levels Posted on: Sep 7, 2013 at 6:09pm
Thank you for your reply Dr Braverman

I am from Perth Western Australia where the Metric System is used for Measurements
Does this mean my levels are questionable?

Thank you

Dr. Braverman

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RE: Drop in progesterone Levels Posted on: Sep 7, 2013 at 7:12pm
This is still fine , just take your progesterone injections daily .
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.