A 35-year-old female asked:
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are there any known causes of persistent corpus luteum?

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Dr. Scott Roseff
38 years experience Fertility Medicine
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.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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