As we mentioned in previous articles, infertility is defined as inability of a couple to conceive after 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse or can not carry the pregnancy to term. It effects over 5 millions couple alone in the U. S. and many times more in the world. Because of unawareness of treatments, only 10% seeks help from professional specialist. In this article, we will discuss what is female infertility progesterone test ??
Progesterone test is the test to measure the levels of progesterone which are vital for softening the uterine lining and helping with implantation after an egg is released from your ovaries as the remaining follicle becomes the corpus luteum.
Blood test is done at the 4 -9 days after predicted ovulation for women with 28 days cycle.
The of levels progesterone is different in each stage of menstrual cycle, it surges just before ovulation.
The progesterone test is used for a wide variety of different purposes. It helps to determine
1. If ovulation has occurred
Before the ovulation, progesterone starts to surge to support the ovulation for extruding the mature eggs to the fallopian tube.
2. When ovulation occurred
If the ovulation is occurred, progesterone is in it’s maximum stage state, it helps to soften the uterine inning for implantation of the fertilized egg.
3. Placenta and fetal health
It is important test for women with low levels of progesterone, because it may cause miscarriage and ecpotic pregnancy.
4.Adrenal gland dysfunction and luteal ovarian cysts
These types of abnomality cause high levels of progesterone which interfere with the menstrual cycle and estrogen function in aiding eggs production from the ovaries.
Since progesterone is produced with high amount right after the eggs has emerged to stimulate ovulation because abnormal levels of progesterone interferes with the ovulation of women menstrual cycle, causing infertility. If the test result indicates that you have abnormally high levels of progesterone, it may indicate a false pregnancy or adrenal gland dysfunction, otherwise you may be suffering from ovulation problems or miscarriage.