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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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I have a hemorrhagic corpus luteum, what will I do to avoid surgery?

I have a hemorrhagic corpus luteum, what will I do to avoid surgery?

Rest and time: This is completely normal and will not require surgery except in the very rare cases where there is significant and persistent bleeding from it. That is not to say that it may not be pretty uncomfortable for a while. ...Read more

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Is a "hemorrhagic corpus luteum" and a hemorrhagic corpus luteum cyst the same thing? Would either make an ovary look cancerous to a gynonc?

Is a "hemorrhagic corpus luteum" and a hemorrhagic corpus luteum cyst the same thing? Would either make an ovary look cancerous to a gynonc?

Ovarian Cysts: You didn't give your age, but hemorrhagic corpus lutein cysts are not cancerous, although they can rarely "burst" & bleed into the abdomen and cause considerable discomfort. Any cystic lesion in the ovary should be screened by ultrasound, pelvic exam and possibly other modalities by your gynecologist to rule out cancer, which may be seen over age 45, but often in younger women in their 20's & 30s. ...Read more

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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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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?

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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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 does is mean when there is no corpus luteum seen at 5 weeks 2 days?

Need for hormones: Corpus luteum is a small normal functional cyst in your ovary that makes Progesterone hormone that supports an early pregnancy till about 8 to 10 weeks. When it is not seen on ultrasound, your doctor may prescribe Progesterone to support the pregnancy. ...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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What is the corpus luteum cyst?

Usually asymptomatic: After a folicle releases an egg it begins to secrete estrogen & Progesterone & is called a corpus luteum. However, it can sometimes become a cyst filled with fluid or blood on/in the ovary. This is a corpus luteum cyst. ...Read more

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What's a corpus luteum cyst dor?

Fluid, etc./clarify.: A corpus luteum is formed after ovulation, when the egg is released to be fertilized. It secretes estroigen and progesterone. If conception does not occur, it involutes and goes away. But it can gret filled with fluid or blood and become a cyst, which can grow and cause pain and have complications, like rupture and torsion (twisting) which can cause the ovarian blood flow to be cut off. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ovarian corpus luteum and follicle?

Before/after: A follicle (cyst) is where an egg is matured in the ovary before ovulation; after ovulation (under influence of lh) the follicle becomes a corpus luteum. ...Read more

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If the corpus luteum cyst was broken how long till the pains is gone?

If the corpus luteum cyst was broken how long till the pains is gone?

Three months, more.: A corpus luteum is formed after ovulation, when the egg is released to be fertilized. It secretes estroigen and progesterone. If conception does not occur, it involutes and goes away. But it can gret filled with fluid or blood and become a cyst, which can take 3 mos to go away. It can grow and cause pain and have complications, like rupture, which causes sharp pain and need emergent treatment. ...Read more

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Could taking metformin increase the chances of persistent corpus luteum?

Probably not: Metformin is used to treat diabetes. It would not be likely to have any impact directly on the ovaries. Many women with pcos do take metformin - that is usually because they also have diabetes as well. ...Read more

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I had two leftover corpus luteum cysts on day three, will these cysts affect ovulation this month?

They might: Good chance they can depending on 1) size of cysts, say larger than 12 mm, and 2) residual hormone production, Estradiol should be under 40 and Progesterone less than 1.0. ...Read more

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What's the unit when you say level of progesterone higher than 25 indicate corpus luteum function adequate?

What's the unit when you say level of progesterone higher than 25 indicate corpus luteum function adequate?

Two types: There are two types of Progesterone levels reported. I referred to a level of 25 ng/ml. There is also nmol/l but I think in ng/ml for Progesterone levels. The conversion factor is 3.18 (i.e. Multiply ng/ml by 3.18 to convert to nmol/l. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I had an early ultrasound at 5 weeks 5 days, my notes say right collapsing corpus luteum, is it normal to be collapsing? I'm worrying myself sick. Thanks

Probably not a probl: What is collapsing is the cyst that developed from the corpus luteum. Corpus luteum cysts are common in early pregnancy. I don't think there is good evidence that the collapse or rupture of a corpus luteum cyst will have much effect on the pregnancy. As long as the corpus luteum keeps working and producing progesterone, your pregnancy will usually continue normally. ...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