Progesterone insufficiency during pregnancy

Progesterone insufficiency in pregnancy - causes and possible consequences

Surplus of progesterone (which is often observed during pregnancy) usually does not cause any concern. But its insufficiency, among other things, threatens the loss of a child in 64-89% of cases.

It is not easy to detect progesterone insufficiency. Most often it makes itself felt during the treatment of some other diseases. But some characteristic symptoms of this ailment still have: female infertility, lack of ovulation, miscarriage at an early stage of pregnancy, breast diseases, bloating, fluid accumulation, lowering of temperature may speak of progesterone insufficiency.

Causes of Progesterone Deficiency in Pregnancy

The causes of this phenomenon have been studied quite well to date. The most common among them are the following:

  • violation of the function of the placenta or yellow body
  • absence of ovulation in women of childbearing age
  • serious excess of pregnancy
  • occurs during fetal growth retardation
  • develops after abortion with hormonal failure
  • uterine bleeding
  • menstrual irregularity
  • renal failure
  • chronic infectious-inflammatory diseases of the female reproductive system
  • oncological diseases
  • taking certain medications.

Treatment of progesterone insufficiency in pregnancy

There is no universal prescription for the treatment of progesterone insufficiency. You should know that in each case the doctor must choose an individual scheme.

As a rule, progesterone insufficiency is important in the event of a threat in the period up to 16 weeks, but in rare cases it persists after the 20th week of pregnancy. In this case, you need to re-take tests (smear from the vagina or a blood test from a vein for the content of this hormone). If there is a threat of miscarriage, progestins are used that do not have masculinizing and virilizing properties. For this approach Duphaston, morning, 17-OPK.

But do self-medication and follow the recommendations of incompetent persons in any case impossible. A drug that is suitable for you can only be prescribed by your doctor after a detailed examination.

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