(Closed) Could early spotting mean short Luteal Phase?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@JumpingJacks:  I don’t think it would count as a short LP.  But it could be a sign of something else like low progesterone.  After tons of research I’ve come to believe that spotting is never a good thing and can be a hint at a problem. 

Post # 4
1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I need to get checked out for this as well because I’ve been spotting around 5 days before my period starts for the last few months – my periods have also changed in length. The last one only lasted 1.5 days. Ugh. I’m blaming it on Endo until I find out something different. I still have to find a doctor in Oregon.

Post # 5
1660 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@JumpingJacks:  maybe google B-complex… I think some people have tried that to lengthen LP. I wonder about my LP too… mine is 12 days but some months I start spotting 9 or 10 DPO… other months no spotting. I have no idea what causes me to spot some months and not others. The nurse midwife I saw at my annual exam was not concerned. My thyroid was ok and my progesterone apparently ok  at 16DPO when I was pregnant (but then I mc’d)…

I’m interested to hear what others have to say…

Post # 6
2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I agree with Mrs. Green Grass. It’s not a short LP, but it is something you want to get checked out. Good luck!

Post # 7
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve heard that spotting can be related to low progesterone too, but I’d check with a doctor. 

Post # 9
1053 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have this same issue. I start spotting at about 10/11 DPO.  I’ve been using progesterone cream (over the counter) and last month took a B complex vitamin.  I will warn you, I learned the hard way, B can delay your ovulation.  I chart and mine was always on CD 14 and this month it was on CD 17 and that was only with 5 days of the vitamin.  I’ve decided to only take it post O from now on. Just a heads up 🙂

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