A Blood Test Checking Ovulation

Blood testing of hormones can be complex, it depends upon what you want to know before we can recommend some tests over other tests. Some women want to know if they have a hormone imbalance, have a reason for excessive hair loss, reasons for weight gain, or wondering if they are menopausal by checking to see if they still make estrogen or have high levels of  (FSH) Follicle Stimulating Hormone, but more commonly what women really want to know is: are you still ovulating? Ultrasound tests can show that the ovary is forming those small cysts that the egg forms within, but a blood test can check for ovulation as well. The ovary releases it’s egg and then will form another cyst that releases your progesterone. Progesterone stabilizes the lining of the uterus so that the menstrual lining won’t shed (the period is stopped when you are newly pregnant) and the newly fertilized egg can implant. The amount of progesterone made is important, and high levels are probably necessary for the new pregnancy not to miscarry, but you can at least see if you have some progesterone in your blood stream as a check on ovulation. A week before your menstrual period the progesterone level should be over 3 ng/ml, but if you are very fertile progesterone level will be over 10, and if you are pregnant it may be over 20 ng/ml (there are variations between people). Women who do not ovulate, never produce progesterone in the second half of their menstrual cycle. So progesterone is a good blood test to say if you really did ovulate, but then it's levels start to rapidly rise if you become pregnant. Therefore, it's a good test for the effects of that ovulation!

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