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Been trying to conceive naturally w/o success n noticed I have a short follicular phase (~7days) n normal luteal phase. Is this a contributing factor?

Been trying to conceive naturally w/o success n noticed I have a short follicular phase (~7days) n normal luteal phase. Is this a contributing factor?

Possibly: Short follicular phase si not a problem by itself but 7 days is extremely short. How are you determining the length of your follicular phase? Are your cycles actually only 21 days? Consistently? ...Read more

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


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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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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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What causes a follicular phase E2 level in the ovulation phase, or even luteal phase? proges is also low for the phase. how to treat please? not on BC

The ovary: Simplistically: Estrogen (E2) is produced during the follicular phase from the ovary in response to another hormone called FSH(follicle stimulating hormone).At mid cycle, ovulation occurs(now in the luteal phase)and progesterone starts to rise,and typically peaks midluteal phase. If you don't get pregnant, the E2 and Prog. levels fall, and you start your period. Then the whole cycle begins again! ...Read more

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Can this be hypopituitairism: high cortisol, highish prolactin, low HGH, lowish TSH, low LH and FSH in luteal phase, (lowish in follicular), low ADH (vasopressin)?

Can this be hypopituitairism: high cortisol, highish prolactin, low HGH, lowish TSH, low LH and FSH in luteal phase, (lowish in follicular), low ADH (vasopressin)?

Pituitary: It is difficult to diagnose hypopituitarism vased on labs you provided. High cortisol goes against hypopituitarism. High prolactin can lower FSH and LH.. TSH normal range is 0.3-4.. If pituitary dysfunction is suspected , we check Free T4, not TSH.. I hope this answers your question ...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