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Corpus Luteum (Definition)

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 ...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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Can late ovulation be caused by leftover corpus luteum cysts from the previous cycle?

Can late ovulation be caused by leftover corpus luteum cysts from the previous cycle?

Yes: Sometimes the ovary does not ovulate and the follicle cyst persists. It will continue to enlarge and can become as big as a baseball. Eventually it will break and the woman may not even be aware that this has happened. The period may be delayed because there is no Progesterone phase of the cycle to respond to. The corpus luteum can also become cystic. ...Read more

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Hi just wonderingif u could tell me what a haemorrhagic corpus luteum cyst and a hydrosalpinx is?

One normal,one not: Corpus luteum is a 100% normal finding after ovulation - hemorrhagic means there's some bleeding or clot involved, usually not a problem. Hydrosalpinx means fluid collection in tube: this is always abnormal, but can range from trivial to very significant. ...Read more

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Can a persistent corpus luteum cause an increase in progesterone beyond normal post-ovulatory levels?

Yes: Since a corpus luteum has the capacity (and the function) to produce progesterone, it's certainly possible for it to produce Progesterone beyond the normal post-ovulatory levels. ...Read more

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I was told at scan i have a corpus luteum cyst and Its the area where i ovulated that has not resolved yet what do they mean by not resolved yet?

I was told at scan i have a corpus luteum cyst and Its the area where i ovulated that has not resolved yet what do they mean by not resolved yet?

Corpus luteal cyst: The corpus luteal cyst is an ovarian cyst that comes when you ovulate, and the egg pops through. The cyst can persist for a bit after the egg is released. No worries . :) ...Read more

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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

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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 triggers ovulation and the formation of the corpus luteum?

What triggers ovulation and the formation of the corpus luteum?

An LH surge: The release of a large amount of the hormone LH (lutenizing hormone) from the pituitary gland is believed to be the trigger for ovulation and the subsequent formation of a corpus luteum. ...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

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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