Our expert says:
The most likely cause of high progesterone and delayed period is the presence of a corpus luteum which is producing the progesterone and in more specific terms it is referred to a persistent corpus luteum. The cause is usually related to delayed ovulation and failure of the natural follicle/cyst to subside and disappear when there is no pregnancy established. However in some cases the body fails to recognize the absence of a pregnancy and continues to produce the progesterone resulting in the delayed onset of menstruation and typically with the symptoms that you are experiencing.
Answered by: Dr M.I. Cassim
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