Rising HCG but dropping progesterone


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Reply Posted on: Jul 25, 2014 at 1:58pm
Hello Dr, Braverman,
I have had a healthy pregnancy after 8 losses and I had a consult with you then. Thank you for the restored hope and help you gave to me!
I am currently pregnant 5 weeks pregnant and my hcg levels are rising beautifully. First draw was 163 at 4 weeks and 3377 at 5 weeks. But my progesterone has gone from 153 to 67 in a week. I started progesterone supplements (prometrium, 200 mg vaginally) the day after the first draw. What would cause progesterone to drop and is it a cause of concern if the hcgs are still rising?

Thank you,

Dr. Braverman

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RE: Rising HCG but dropping progesterone Posted on: Jul 26, 2014 at 5:57am
No I am not concerned about the levels they fluctuate rapidly and you still have an excellent level and also on progesterone supplementation. I dont know the rest of your history but this alone is not an issue.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.