(Closed) Cycle monitoring: Should I go?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
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weightwatchers152:  High estrogen and potential follicle could mean that you are about to ovulate. After period, estrogen starts to rise and when it rises to the peak, it sends signals for LH hormone to rise and rise in LH hormone starts the process of ovulation. As soon as you get your period, your body starts preparing for a new cycle and starts to recruit a “dominant follicle” to grow. So having a follicle and high estrogen is a good thing as your body is gearing to ovulate. Now that does not mean it will ovulate, a lot of things can go wrong. There might be something called LUF (unruptured/trapped follicle symdrome), where your body does all the prep-work to ovulate but for some reason the follicle never ruptures and does not release the egg, therefore “trapping it”, but your body still thinks it ovulated and acts as it has, all hormones are normal, progesterone rises, etc. There is no blood work that can diagnose it, only careful ultrasounds before and after ovulation to see if that follicle released the egg. Cycle monitoring can be very helpful in narrowing down issues and correcting them, otherwise you have no idea what is going on.

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