A 38-year-old female asked:
was told 9 day luteal phase means ovaries not working well and are aging quicker, is this true? i'm 30 fsh 6.4 and e2 108. 9-11 day luteal phase.
1 doctor answer
Dr. John Gordon answered
31 years experience Fertility Medicine
Not necessarily: Usually the luteal phase should be 12-14 days so 9 days is clearly a bit short, but there is not a specific definition for luteal phase defect. In our clinic we supplement all treatment cycles with progesterone. Ovarian reserve is a separate issue. Your d3 estrogen is a bit high although your fsh is ok. Ovarian reserve is used to predict your response to fertility drugs not egg health per se.
Answered on May 8, 2013
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