progesterone challenge test

progesterone challenge test

administration of a progestational agent in case of amenorrhea to detect the presence of an estrogen-primed endometrium.

pro·ges·ter·one chal·lenge test

(prŏ-jes'tĕr-ōn chal'ĕnj test)
Administration of a progestational agent in case of amenorrhea to detect the presence of an estrogen-primed endometrium.

Progesterone challenge test

A test that is given to see if a woman is still secreting estrogen. It consists of doses of progesterone given over a 10-day period.
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For example, the test states that girls with menstrual irregularities and a negative progesterone challenge test are "hypoestrogenic and require estrogen replacement." While this may often be true, the authors do not mention the need to screen for underlying causes that could be present, such as a pituitary adenoma.

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