Often referred to as the ‘pregnancy hormone’ progesterone plays a crucial role in every woman’s menstrual cycle, emotional wellbeing and, of course, fertility.
Whether you want to know if you’re ovulating normally or if you’ve noticed some signs that indicate there may have been a shift in your hormone levels, the best way to check progesterone levels from home is with an at-home lab test.
How do you check progesterone levels from home?
If you can’t make it to the doctor’s office, the most reliable way to check your progesterone levels is with an at-home lab test.
LetsGetChecked’s at home Progesterone Test can provide insight to your ovulation cycle by measuring progesterone on Day 21 of your cycle. By examining progesterone in the blood, the test can help decipher whether you’re ovulating normally. Online results will be available within 5 days and our dedicated team of nurses will be available to talk through any questions you may have, and guide you on your next steps.
When you should test your progesterone levels
It’s recommended that you check your hormone levels if:
- You’re looking to start a family
- You’re thinking about pregnancy down the line
- You’re interested in knowing more about your hormone levels
- You’re experiencing low progesterone symptoms
Signs of low progesterone levels
The symptoms associated with low progesterone are magnified by high levels of estrogen; this often occurs in the absence of sufficient progesterone levels.
Low progesterone levels coupled with higher estrogen levels may lead to:
- Hot flashes
- Breast tenderness
- Weight gain
- Difficulty concentrating
- Decreased sex drive/libido
- Increased intensity of PMS (premenstrual syndrome) symptoms
LetsGetChecked’s range of at-home Female Fertility tests will help you understand your hormonal health.
This Progesterone Test must be taken 7 days before an expected period. If you have a 28 day period, you take the test on day 21 to confirm that ovulation has occurred. The test must be taken on this day of the menstrual cycle as progesterone levels rise following ovulation or the release of eggs from the ovaries.