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

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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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

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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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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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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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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

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