High Progesterone In Male

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  1. hmac

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    Recently had a few labs done. Came back with a very high progesterone level. I haven't been supplementing any hormones, or using any supplements for the last few years.

    OESTRADIOL
    61.4 pmol/L
    41 - 159 R

    PROGESTERONE
    0.872 nmol/L (27.4 ng/dl)
    < 0.474 R

    PROLACTIN

    157 mU/L (7.4 ug/L)
    86 - 324 R

    Really grateful for any insight you might have. I know that oestradiol isn't the best test of oestrogen levels, but this is what was available.
     
  2. opethfeldt

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    Probably not an issue. Are you having any symptoms you think may be related?
     
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    Have some mild gyno. I was surprised to see progesterone high. Had expected to have high prolactin. I guess this could be suppressing DHT and having an anti-androgenic effect which could be related to the gyno. Probably not a bad thing in terms of general health though, I agree.
     
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    I find that raising test can fix progesterone related gyno. I don't think prog suppresses DHT. I believe the gyno manifests through activation of the progesterone "receptor". Progesterone, prolactin, estrogen and GH are all involved in the formation of breast tissue.
     
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    From those units I’m guessing you’re UK based? If so, am I right in assuming you had those bloods done via medichecks?

    If so, they changed the progesterone ref ranges recently, and when I acquired they couldn’t explain why. You’d fall into the normal ref range before they changed.
     
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    I was wondering if the reference range had changed.
     
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    Yes and yes. That's interesting to know, thanks for explaining.
     
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    The old ref range used to be 0.70 - 4.30 so you’re on the lower end. My levels are usually 0.59 nmol/L, so low on the old range, but high on the new one.

    I have no idea why they changed it, but the new ref range makes zero sense whatsoever.
     
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    That is a really massive change. Wtf.

    It's like they don't want anyone to have any of it.
     
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    It’s the new normal for a sick population.
     
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    Interesting, thanks Tom. It's not just that the test used to be geared towards woman only and now they have added a men's range?
     
  12. TomFB97

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    I don’t believe so. Women don’t even have a standard reference range because their prog levels and the associated ref range changes depending on where they are in the menstrual cycle. Mid-cycle the ref range for women is 15-60 ish if I recall correctly.
     
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