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I am pregnant at 6 weeks 2 days. I did my Progesterone blood

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I am pregnant at 6 weeks 2 days. I did my Progesterone blood test and my result is 49.2 nmol/L. Is it low and do I have chances of miscarriage? Should I ask my doctor for supplements?
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Have you had an ultrasound?
Have you miscarried before?
Why was the progesterone test done? Thank you.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hello Dr. Nom,

I have not yet had an ultrasound. It's scheduled for Monday 18th May.

Yes, I had a miscarriage in 2011 at 4 weeks 4 days.

I did the progesterone test pro-actively with common knowledge that progesterone is primarily responsible for holding the baby.


Your progesterone level is completely normal.
When progesterone is low, it's usually because of a bad pregnancy. It's fairly rare to have a miscarriage due to low progesterone. If it's a bad pregnancy, giving progesterone supplements won't help, although they can prolong the time before miscarriage.
The best way to know how the baby is doing is by ultrasound. A heartbeat after 6 weeks generally means that the baby is fine and won't miscarry. Best wishes.
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