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How long/short can the follicular phase be in a 28 day cycle?

How long/short can the follicular phase be in a 28 day cycle?

Depends on how...: Depends on how long one's luteal phase is. If the luteal phase is 14 days (from ovulation to just before the period begins), then the follicular phase is 14 days also. If the luteal phase is 2 days longer, the follicular phase is then 2 days shorter, etc., etc.... A normal luteal phase can be 10-16 days long among different women, but tends to stay the same number of days in an individual woman. ...Read more

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What is the cause of long follicular phase (26 days) but normal luteal? What problems could it cause or hide? Solution?

What is the cause of long follicular phase (26 days)  but normal luteal? What problems could it cause or hide? Solution?

What are your goals?: The follicular phase varies from person to person. The luteal phase is consistently about 14 days. Instead of thinking about these phases determine your goals. If your goal is cycle regulation then birth control methods can help. If your goal is pregnancy then a home ovulation kit would help. You would expect to ovulate 14 days before your next anticipated period. ...Read more

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What should be the normal 17 alpha hydroxyprogesterone levels in follicular phase?

What should be the normal 17 alpha hydroxyprogesterone levels in follicular phase?

Low: 17-alpha-hydroxy-progesterone, or progesterone, levels are very low in the follicular phase, usually < 1. ...Read more

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Do both ovaries produce follicles at the same time in their follicular phase? or one ovary produces follicles and the other , the next month?

Do both ovaries produce follicles at the same time in their follicular phase? or one ovary produces follicles and the other , the next month?

Can vary: This can vary from month to month and from person to person. This is not really something Obgyns track and it is not very clinically useful. ...Read more

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Long follicullar phase but normal 14 day luteal phase. Is this ok? What causes long follicular phase what can i do? Always ovulate around cd 25

Long follicullar phase but normal 14 day luteal phase. Is this ok? What causes long follicular phase what can i do? Always ovulate around cd 25

Keep body weigh down: Although premature death of the dominant follicle followed by replacement or follicular suppression are possible causes, the most common reason for long follicular phases in women is prolongation of the time from recruitment to emergence of the dominant follicle. This is most commonly seen in PCOS. You are ovulating and menstruating, so that is good. There is not much for you to do. ...Read more

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Should 17-oh progesterone test be done in a fasted state, first thing in the morning? This is not the stimulation test, this is follicular phase test

17 oh progesterone: This test measures the hormone from the adrenal gland primarily and is use to screen newborns for rare congenital defects. Ask you gynecologist if there are different methods to test for follicular integrity or occurrence. Progesterone is a thermal hormone and often temp rise during proper ovulation causes an increase in temperature. ...Read more

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2day of period had test , (lh) 2.89 is this normal ? .Ref range follicular phase : 1.1 - 11.6 midcycle:17-77 luteal phase:2-14.7

2day of period had test , (lh) 2.89  is this normal ?   .Ref range  follicular phase : 1.1 - 11.6
midcycle:17-77
luteal phase:2-14.7

Lab results: According to the isolated lab result without knowing any of your clinical history this is a normal result. In order to know if this is a normal result for you in your situation you will have to ask the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more

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Does a short follicular phase affect fertility? I ovulate on day 9 or 10 of my cycle . My luteal phase is always 16 days.

Probably not: You may want to follow up with a pre-ovulation ultrasound, to see if the follicle is appropriate in size. And also to check a. Luteal phase progesterone to see if it's greater than 10 ng/ ml. ...Read more

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Follistim has miraculously stopped my chronic spotting during my follicular phase. What is the physiology behind this? I have normal estradiol levels.

Follistim has miraculously stopped my chronic spotting during my follicular phase. What is the physiology behind this? I have normal estradiol levels.

Good: This medication increases your hormonal levels and leads to a thicker ( hopefully more stable ) lining of the uterus, and this is a good sign that your fertility may be better too... ...Read more