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How does a woman correct a luteal phase defect?
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Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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