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Doctor insights on: Follicular Phase Of Menstrual Cycle

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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

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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How long would my luteal phase be if my menstrual cycle happens every 25 days every month?

How long would my luteal phase be if my menstrual cycle happens every 25 days every month?

Depends on ovulation: The luteal phase starts after ovulation and is 14 days by the textbook. To determine the length, you need to accurately know the day of ovulation. You should check for ovulation with urine tests or bbt. It is possible that you have a normal luteal length but short follicular phase. If you have a normal follicular phase (textbook = 14 days) then the luteal phase is 11 days. Best wishes. ...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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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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Docs, usually how long is my luteal phase if menstrual cycle is 26 days?

Docs, usually how long is my luteal phase if menstrual cycle is 26 days?

Can't say for sure: A textbook guess might say '12 days' if you subtract 14 days from 26, but this oversimplifies. ...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

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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

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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