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How does a woman correct a luteal phase defect?

How does a woman correct a luteal phase defect?

Two ways: Luteal phase defect (lpd) implies a low Progesterone (p4) after ovulation. The diagnosis is controversial because measuring p4 is easy but interpreting the results is tricky. We have several normal levels accepted plus the use of an endometrial biopsy to indirectly assess p4 levels. If we believe the test results then we give p4 supplements or stimulate the ovary follicles to make more p4. ...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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Are progesterone creams safe to take for a luteal phase defect in women with pcos??

Are progesterone creams safe to take for a luteal phase defect in women with pcos??

If prescribed: Progesterone creams may be used if prescribed by your doctor for a specific medical condition. If so they should be used exactly as directed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: luteal phase defect?

What is the definition or description of: luteal phase defect?

See below: Luteal phase defect (lpd) occurs when the luteal phase is shorter than normal, Progesterone levels during the luteal phase are below normal, or both. Lpd is believed to interfere with the implantation of embryos. The lactational amenorrhea method of birth control works primarily by preventing ovulation, but is also known to cause lpd. ...Read more

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I was told that I have luteal phase defect. What is this and how common is it?

I was told that I have luteal phase defect. What is this and how common is it?

Inadequate progesterone: Luteal phase defect means your ovary is not producing the normal amount of Progesterone during the second half of your menstrual cycle (luteal phase). Then, the lining of the uterus where a pregnancy implants will not thicken normally, your cycle may be short, and you may have trouble getting pregnant. This occurs in 3 to 10% of women. ...Read more

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Can Clomid (clomiphene) treat luteal phase defect? If so how?

Can Clomid (clomiphene) treat luteal phase defect? If so how?

Old school: This is probably a debatable idea, which I don't put alot of stock in. The logic goes that if lpd is related to inadequate corpus luteum function, Clomid (clomiphene) can improve lpd by improving ovulation (thus a better cl.) the correctness is debatable, but the argument kinda makes sense. ...Read more

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How many mg of vit B6 to take for luteal phase defect? 29 day cycle, ovulation day 20, luteal phase of 10 days. Thanks

Non-proven therapy: Vitamin therapy for luteal phase defect is unproven; I know of no convincing evidence that it has nay impact on lpd at all. Therefore, there's no recommendation for 'how much' to take. You might be aware that experts do not even agree on the impact of lpd and whether it needs to be treated at all. ...Read more

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If 50mg of Clomid (clomiphene) corrected luteal phase defect, what could have caused the luteal phase defect in the first place?

LPD: No one completely understands lpd, and its role is very much less important than believed 20 years ago. A theory is inadequate luteal phase comes from abnormal or 'weak' ovulation: thus, if Clomid (clomiphene) improves ovulation it 'might' fix lpd too. The importance of lpd is usually in pregnancy loss, and Progesterone supplementation not Clomid (clomiphene) is the main treatment. ...Read more

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50mg Clomid (clomiphene) has corrected luteal phase defect. Once this medication is discontinued will the luteal phase defect return?

Defect or no defect: Many don't believe that luteal phase defect actually exists. Usually people with a diagnosed luteal phase defect actually have problem with growing a healthy egg. Remember the egg and its associated cells determine the length of the luteal phase. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take B6 in 25mg for low progesterone, due to a short luteal phase defect, would taking this alomg with my womens one a day vitamin be ok?

Is it ok to take B6 in 25mg for low progesterone, due to a short luteal phase defect, would taking this alomg with my womens one a day vitamin be ok?

Yes, but try more: Yes, it's ok, but most experts suggest taking a total of 100-200 mg/day. However, it is wise to be cautious as doses over 200 mg/day have the potential to cause a reversible neuropathy (though that does not usually occur in doses below 1000 mg). Start with 100 mg/day. See https://sites. Google. Com/site/miscarriageresearch/hormones-and-miscarriage/progesterone-research/how-to-increase-progesterone. ...Read more

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It's about a week before period is due and I'm tracking basal body temp, I have been getting really low temps of 68.7, do I have a luteal phase defect?

It's about a week before period is due and I'm tracking basal body temp, I have been getting really low temps of 68.7, do I have a luteal phase defect?

Pattern matters: When you look at BBT charts, what matters is the pattern, not the actual temperature. You should expect to see a rise in the temp about 2-3 dys after ovulation. Even though it may help you figure out cheaply when and of you ovulate, most fertility docs discourage its use since it not terribly accurate and doing it properly increases stress which makes it harder to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 60 mg vitamin B6 for luteal phase defect while you are breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take 60 mg vitamin B6 for luteal phase defect while you are breastfeeding?

Yes: Your question is a little confusing. That dose of vit b6 is safe for breastfeeding and for you, but are you having regular monthly periods despite breastfeeding? Because many women will suppress normal, predictable ovulation while breastfeeding (not all), but if your menses are irregular during breastfeeding it likely means unpredictable ovulation (if ovulating at all). ...Read more

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On clomid (clomiphene). Progesterone 29 ng/ml 7 dpo. Temps dropping rapidly starting 9 dpo. Today 11 dpo, probably starting period tomorrow. Luteal phase defect?

On clomid (clomiphene). Progesterone 29 ng/ml 7 dpo. Temps dropping rapidly starting 9 dpo. Today 11 dpo, probably starting period tomorrow. Luteal phase defect?

Can't say: Although it's possible. The diagnosis of lpd is traditionally based on endometrial biopsy (2 of them, actually) although experts disagree as to how useful the test really is. ...Read more

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Can somebody with a luteal phase defect carry a pregnancy to term?

Yes. But: Luteal phase defect (lpd) implies an inadequate amount of Progesterone (p4) after ovulation. P4 is a critical hormone for pregnancy and in theory if the level is low then you should miscarry. However, the diagnosis of lpd is controversial because p4 levels are tricky to measure accurately. Therefore many women with lpd deliver the baby because they do not really have lpd. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a 25 day menstrual cycle but don't ovulate on day 10. My ovulation wee tests show s I ovulate on +/- 14. Is this a luteal phase defect?

Maybe: luteal phase defects typically have less than 10 days from ovulation to menstruation. However, your ovulation kits only measure urinary levels of LH and if only checking a level once a day, you may be positive the day before at a time not being measured. At this point a luteal phase progesterone level and transvaginal ultrasound to confirm lining thickness would be of value if trying to conceive ...Read more

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Is it normal for a womans luteal phase to vary in length each month? I have a 14/15 day phase. But sometimes its as short as 11 days. Is this normal?

Probably normal: It's normal to have some variation in luteal phase. A short luteal phase is often defined as one less than 10 days (others say 12 days). I think yours is normal. ...Read more

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What are drs really preaching that every woman has a 14 day luteal phase. That is complete nonsense! Can a fever right at ovulation delay it?

What are drs really preaching that every woman has a 14 day luteal phase. That is complete nonsense! Can a fever right at ovulation delay it?

Preaching: My older brother in Australia at the time while I was in USA left a message that my Dad was about to go home after 8 days in hospital. I called the doctor the next day and he simply said "Oh! You didn't know he died last night! " I have been a doctor in USA since 1974 and hopefully I don't practice nonsense. If you have a fever you MUST see your primary doctor. Please let me know how things develop ...Read more

Luteal Phase Defect (Definition)

Luteal phase defect (lpd) occurs when the luteal phase is shorter than normal, Progesterone levels during the luteal phase are below normal, or both. Lpd is believed to interfere with the implantation of embryos. The lactational amenorrhea method of birth control works primarily by preventing ovulation, but is also ...Read more