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Posted by: alison_k | 2004/11/19

progesterone deficiency

a friend of mine has been trying for a baby but has been told she has a progesterone deficiency. she has heavy, delayed periods with a lot of pain...what causes this?

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This usually means that she is not ovulating, and there are many reasons for this. She would need further investigations by a gynaecologist.

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Posted by: Jessica | 2004/11/19

Anything that causes ovarian failure in women can lead to progesterone deficiency.

The cause of progesterone deficiency in men is usually an age-related decline. However an acquired block or deficiency of 3-beta hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase can also cause a progesterone deficiency. Furthermore an acquired block or deficiency of 17-alpha hydroxylase will lead to a 17-OH progesterone deficiency as well.
Progesterone Deficiency

Symptoms (women)
Swollen belly, hands and feet
Premenstrual syndrome
Painful Swollen Breasts
Headaches
Excessive Menstruation
Migraines before menstruation
Anxiety
Nervousness
Light Restless Sleep

Long Term Consequences:

Fibrocystic Breast Disease
Breast Cancer
Ovarian Cysts
Ovarian Cancer

Hope it helps

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Have a nice day

Jessica

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