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what is the definition or description of: corpus luteum?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
See below: The corpus luteum (latin for "yellow body") is a temporary endocrine structure in female mammals that is involved in the production of relatively high levels of Progesterone and moderate levels of Estradiol and inhibin a. It is colored as a result of concentrating carotenoids from the diet and secretes a moderate amount of estrogen to inhibit further release of gnrh and thus of lh and fsh.

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A 28-year-old female asked:

Are there any known causes of persistent corpus luteum?

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Dr. Scott Roseff
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: Fertility drug treatments (like Clomid (clomiphene) and injectable meds like HCG and hmg and fsh) increase the odds of forming corpus luteum cysts that can persist beyond the typical luteal phase duration. On "natural" cycles (no meds), it can happen for unknown reasons but is less common.
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What does haemorrhagic corpus luteum mean?

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Dr. David Sherer
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Bleeding: It means that the corpus luteum in your gyn tract has ruptured and caused bleeding. See yout gyn doctor.
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A 31-year-old female asked:

What does collaped hemorrhagic corpus luteum means?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Egg released: from one or both ovaries.

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