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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
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
Had 13 day follicular phase before first baby 1.2 years ago. Now have 10-11day follicular phase. Could this indicate diminished fertility? I'm 34.
First half varies: The first half of the menstrual cycle varies from person to person. The luteal phase - the time after ovulation usually lasts about 14 days. What you are describing does not appear to be outside the range of normal. If you are having trouble getting pregnant see your obgyn for assistance ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
2day of period had test , (lh) 2.89 is this normal ? .Ref range follicular phase : 1.1 - 11.6
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