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Progesterone test is a blood test that determines the levels of a steroid hormone progesterone. The tests helps to monitor ovulation, pregnancy or the response to replacement therapy; diagnose ectopic or failing pregnancy and understand the risk of miscarriage, causes of infertility or abnormal uterine bleeding. You might rarely be suggested a progesterone test if your healthcare professional suspects that you are suffering from congenital adrenal disorders.
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When the needle is inserted for drawing blood, a pricking or stinging sensation might be felt. The respective skin area might appear irritated, swollen or reddish on rare occasions.
Males have a small amount of progesterone hormone in their blood but due to absence of any established role of progesterone in male body, the test is usually not suggested unless the male is suspected of any specific adrenal diseases.
The hormone levels increase during ovulation, i. e., the release of an egg from the ovary, and keep rising for a few days. Further increase in progesterone is noted during early pregnancy. If a female is pregnant with two or more babies, progesterone levels might be higher than females pregnant with one baby.
The synthetic form of progesterone is called progestin, which is often found in a few contraceptive pills. It is commonly used in hormone replacement therapy for females in their post-menopausal stages that still have their uterus.
No special preparation is demanded before taking this test. An intravenous blood sample is needed for this test.
Progesterone is a crucial female sex hormone. It is essential for implantation of a fertilised egg in the uterus and for maintaining pregnancy. Fluctuating levels of progesterone might be of concern in abnormal menstrual periods and menopausal symptoms.