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Corpus Luteum (Overview)

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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What does haemorrhagic corpus luteum mean?

What does haemorrhagic corpus luteum mean?

Bleeding: It means that the corpus luteum in your gyn tract has ruptured and caused bleeding. See yout gyn doctor. ...Read more

Corpus Luteum (Overview)

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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Are there any known causes of persistent corpus luteum?

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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: corpus luteum?

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. ...Read more

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What does is mean when there is no corpus luteum seen at 5 weeks 2 days?

Need for hormones: Corpus luteum is a small normal functional cyst in your ovary that makes Progesterone hormone that supports an early pregnancy till about 8 to 10 weeks. When it is not seen on ultrasound, your doctor may prescribe Progesterone to support the pregnancy. ...Read more

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What hormone is produced by the corpus luteum?

What hormone is produced by the corpus luteum?

Progesterone: The corpus luteum is a cyst in the ovary that forms after release of an egg and produces Progesterone hormones. This hormone causes a slight increase in basal body temperature, helps to make the lining of the uterus receptive to an embryo, but may contribute to some pms symptoms like bloating or breast tenderness. If no pregnancy occurs, the cyst & Progesterone decline and a period starts. ...Read more

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What hormones are secreted by the corpus luteum?

What hormones are secreted by the corpus luteum?

Corpus luteum: I suggest you go to Yahoo or Google, etc. and go to images. Once there type in corpus luteum and you should find many images with easy to understand comments. ...Read more

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Corpus luteum cyst?

Corpus luteum cyst?

Cyst of pregnancy: A corpus luteum cyst is commonly found during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. It's formed when the egg releases and a pregnancy is conceived. The purpose of the corpus luteum cyst is to produce Progesterone hormone to sustain the pregnancy until the placenta is big enough to take over hormonal production. ...Read more

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What is a corpus luteum cyst?

What is a corpus luteum cyst?

Ovary: Corpus luteum cyst is the development of a normal follicle within the ovary during a female's cycle. ...Read more