Progesterone Testing

Progesterone is a hormone. Primarily produced in the ovaries, it plays a critical role in helping prepare the uterus for pregnancy. If you’re having trouble getting pregnant, progesterone levels can help you determine when ovulation has occurred to help you make the most out of prime fertilization times.

Interpreting the Results

There’s a lot to be determine based on the results of your progesterone testing. Just a few things your doctor can analyze from your lab work include:

  • Elevated levels that can indicate ovulation
  • Low levels that can indicate a number of issues like:
    • Obesity
    • Insulin resistance
    • Poor diet
    • Lack of exercise
  • Abnormally-elevated levels that could indicate adrenal cancer, ovarian cancer, and other serious conditions

Helping You Find the Right Solution

Receiving your progesterone testing results can be the first step in the right direction. Not only can they indicate the possibility of serious medical problems, but they can also help your healthcare provider offer the right care if you have a history of miscarriages. Call today to schedule an appointment.