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
Excessive Menstruation
Migraines before menstruation
Light Restless Sleep

Long Term Consequences:

Fibrocystic Breast Disease
Breast Cancer
Ovarian Cysts
Ovarian Cancer

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