What Causes Abnormal Progesterone Levels?
Abnormal progesterone levels can have various causes, just like most other symptoms. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose abnormal progesterone levels, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "abnormal progesterone levels" as a symptom. Here are two possibilities:
- Progesterone Excess
- Low Progesterone
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
poor mental clarity
taking high dose progesterone
non-human estrogen use
somewhat elevated basophil count
irritability related to cycle
on moderate dose progesterone
having hot flashes
painful menstrual cramps
... and more than 10 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of abnormal progesterone levels:
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
If your progesterone levels have been measured, what was the result?
→ Don't know
→ Very low
→ Reduced (somewhat low)
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate low progesterone level, reduced progesterone level, normal progesterone level or high progesterone level, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as:
... and also rule out issues such as:
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