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Can somebody with a luteal phase defect carry a pregnancy to term?

Can somebody with a luteal phase defect carry a pregnancy to term?

Yes.. But: Luteal phase defect (lpd) implies an inadequate amount of Progesterone (p4) after ovulation. P4 is a critical hormone for pregnancy and in theory if the level is low then you should miscarry. However, the diagnosis of lpd is controversial because p4 levels are tricky to measure accurately. Therefore many women with lpd deliver the baby because they do not really have lpd. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How does a woman correct a luteal phase defect?

Two ways: Luteal phase defect (lpd) implies a low Progesterone (p4) after ovulation. The diagnosis is controversial because measuring p4 is easy but interpreting the results is tricky. We have several normal levels accepted plus the use of an endometrial biopsy to indirectly assess p4 levels. If we believe the test results then we give p4 supplements or stimulate the ovary follicles to make more p4. ...Read more

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Can someone who is sikle cell positive and as marry a woman who is also sikle cell positive as and bear children.And what will be the implecation?

Can someone who is sikle cell positive and as marry a woman who is also sikle cell positive as and bear children.And what will be the implecation?

Sickle risks: Two as parents can produce kids that ss, sickle cell;as, trait or aa, normal. With every pregnancy, any of the three could be the outcome. An as adult can avoid ss kids by marrying an aa normal. ...Read more

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If a woman is pregnant with a baby who has a congential heart defect do they need to plan the birth to be at an i.C.U.?

If a woman is pregnant with a baby who has a congential heart defect do they need to plan the birth to be at an i.C.U.?

Cardiac anomaly: For a baby with a cardiac defect, it is best to plan the birth at a tertiary care center with neonatologists and pediatric cardiologists available to care for the newborn. ...Read more

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Can i carry a full term pregnancy with fibroid?

Can i carry a full term pregnancy with fibroid?

Often: Usually, but variable. Discuss with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone with a uterus rupture in first pregnancy to have healthy babies later?

Is it possible for someone with a uterus rupture in first pregnancy to have healthy babies later?

Yes: Healthy babies are possible but, in my experience not vaginally. C section is safer although there is some controversy about this. I would never deliver a woman with a history of a ruptured uterus vaginally. Ever. ...Read more

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Can you explain the process of how a pathologist can tell if a woman has a bacterial infection vaginally?

Can you explain the process of how a pathologist can tell if a woman has a bacterial infection vaginally?

Swab culture: Any body site that is accessible can be cultured: a gyn physician or nurse using proper sterile technique inserts a culture swab in the vagina and then submits it to the lab where it can be smeared on a slide and examined in a microscope with appropriate stains, and cultured to see what organisms might grow. ...Read more

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Can a woman with hepatitis C have a healthy baby, or is that unpredictable?

Can a woman with hepatitis C have a healthy baby, or is that unpredictable?

Yes: Unlike in hepatitis b, transmission of hepatitis c from mother to her newborn baby is fairly low. Breast feeding is allowed as well. ...Read more

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Is a 10/11 day lutheal phase enough to carry a pregnancy to term? Are progesterone supplements needed? What can be taken that's natural to lengthen a lutheal phase?

Luteal phase defect: I use prometrium (micronized progesterone), (micronized progesterone) others use progesterone vaginal suppositories. The main issue with a luteal phase defect is actually dropping progesterone once 2-3 weeks after conception. I sometimes use prometrium (micronized progesterone) until 14 days post ovulation and if neg pregnancy test then stop for cycle. ...Read more

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Can a person with discopathy carry normal pregnancy?

Can a person with discopathy carry normal pregnancy?

Uncomfortable: Getting pregnant with a herniated disc is very likely to make being pregnant very uncomfortable and unpleasant but does not affect ones ability to be pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone with a lpd to get pregnant and deliver at full term?

Is it possible for someone with a lpd to get pregnant and deliver at full term?

Definitely: If you have a confirmed luteal phase defect, then your big risk is for recurrent miscarriages, and so once you conceive you should be treated with supplemental Progesterone through the first 10-12 weeks of pregnancy (different dr's, use different durations), but as long as you have sufficient Progesterone support in the 1st trimester, beyond that no increased risk for preterm delivery (based on hx. ...Read more

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If this condition is a version of thrombophilia. Will waiting between pregnancies be helpful?

If this condition is a version of thrombophilia. Will waiting between pregnancies be helpful?

Thrombophilia: Thrombophilia can have risks for mother and pregnancy outcome. You should meet with either a hematologist or a high risk pregnancy specialist (perinatologist) to discuss your risks and outline a plan for management of your next pregnancy before you are pregnant. ...Read more

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When into a pregnancy can a birth defect be diagnosed?

When into a pregnancy can a birth defect be diagnosed?

Variable: Some can be anticipated by genetic studies in the first 12 weeks by CV sampling or blood work, A high resolution ultrasound may detect some by 12-16 weeks. Some will only be detected after birth because no suspicion or testing has been done. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the rate of a full term birth with an incompetent cervix?

Does anyone know the rate of a full term birth with an incompetent cervix?

Good: If pregnancy reaches full term then circlage can be divided and removed and normal healthy baby is delivered. ...Read more

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How can I prevent having a miscarriage as a result of amniocentesis or cvs?

How can I prevent having a miscarriage as a result of amniocentesis or cvs?

Follow instructions: No matter what you do, there is always a risk of miscarriage following these procedures. Most doctors who perform them will tell you to limit your activity for 24-48 hours after the procedure. Make sure to follow all instructions you are given to minimize the risk of miscarriage. ...Read more

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Luteal Phase (Definition)

The luteal phase (or secretory phase) is the latter phase of the menstrual cycle (in humans and a few other animals) or the estrous cycle (in other placental mammals). It begins with the formation of the corpus luteum and ends in either pregnancy or luteolysis. The main hormone associated with this stage is progesterone, which is significantly higher ...Read more


Luteal Phase Defect (Definition)

Luteal phase defect (lpd) occurs when the luteal phase is shorter than normal, Progesterone levels during the luteal phase are below normal, or both. Lpd is believed to interfere with the implantation of embryos. The lactational amenorrhea method of birth control works primarily by preventing ovulation, but is also ...Read more