(Closed) Is my LP too short?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@nest10phd:  While it might not be an issue, I do believe they say anything shorter than a 10 day LP could be problematic. However, since you are just coming off the pill that could be a factor. I wouldn’t say that you should stop trying or anything in the meantime as I have indeed seen people’s chart with a very short LP with a + at the end after only a few days. So, I’d say just hang in there and keep trying. My doctors said if we didnt get a + within 8 months to go see her, so i don’t think you would have to wait the year if you wanted to go sooner, especially if you are charting and tracking your CF.

As you said, I believe they suggest that a shorter LP doesn’t allow for implantation as the uterus sheds the lining too quickly. But, not for everyone of course. 🙂

Maybe some other bees can add/correct me if i’m wrong? Hang in there, keep at it!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

A few things. First, I’m in the same boat (though note I’ve been off BCP for 5 months now). My LP is short, between 9 and 12 days. But even this is still fluctuating. I’m pretty convinced that BCP just takes some people a long while to come down from.  Anyway, so the takeaway here is that you’re not alone in the short LP (and I know it’s scary).  But there is hope that you’ll normalize after a few more months of getting those hormones out of your system.

Second, take heart that if this is your issue, it’s one of the more easily fixable issues (from what I understand).

Lastly, my doctor said the same thing about the year-long wait before coming back.  That said, I’m charting as closely as I can, because if I have 5-6 months of TTC with cycles that all have short LP’s then I’m planning to take in my chart anyway and show him so that he can do the progesterone levels test. And if he doesn’t want to, then I’ll go somewhere else to someone who will.

 

 

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Take a look at this study.

Major cycle disturbances (cycle length > 35 days or luteal phase of < 10 days of elevated basal body temperature or anovulatory cycles) were significantly more frequent in the post-pill group up to the seventh cycle.”

So it looks like on average, the shortened luteal phase should be resolved after 7 cycles off the pill.

Also, I had the same issue in my first cycle off the pill. I’m currently in cycle 2 and awaiting my period now, so we’ll see if it happens again.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@IAmTheShadow:  You may be one of my new favorite people – I had not seen that study. I’m on cycle#6 off the pill. FX that I’m above average!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

How are you figuring out your LP?  Are you charting?  Using OPKs? 

Mine was definitely not quite right when I got off of BC, then it levelled off at about 10-11 days.  Under 10 is not very good.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

@nest10phd:  There is a quiz on http://thezollcenter.com/ that gives you ideas on supplements to take to “help” various fertility issues, and I think some of them are natural ways to lengthen LP, but I am not certain they work or anything. I am adding one supplement per cycle to see if anything changes…just an idea, no promises =)

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I came off the Pill in February 2011 and my LP naturally lengthened itself from ten to twelve days over the course of about ten months.  I’m now almost twenty weeks pregnant 🙂

They say the a good B Vitamin Complex with high levels of B6 can help extend the luteal phase.

Good luck with TTC!

Post # 13
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5109 posts
Bee Keeper

@Kemma:  Good to know! I started taking a B complex this month.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@Kemma:  Yay! Congratulations and thanks so much for sharing!!!

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