(Closed) Luteal Phase Defect?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
Member
911 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t have information to really help you, I apologize! My LP is about 16 days but I also spot about 3 days prior to AF, or at least this has started the last two months so I am interested in what others have to say to you…you could also look up one of my posts that talks about spotting but not specifically to an LP defect since I am not sure yet.

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/to-early-to-seek-help

You seem a bit ahead of me, I haven’t started any BComplex or B6. I was worried about it extending LP? Maybe that shouldn’t be a concern as much as spotting is, I’m not sure.

How long have you been TTC?

Post # 5
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5110 posts
Bee Keeper

@foodnerd81:  Spotting is tricky because it can mean completely NOTHING or it can totally indicate a problem! For example, Luli29 and hergreenapples both spotted a lot (hope you guys don’t mind me calling you out) and both of them got BFP’s. I think they both “treated” it with B-complex and a few other natural remedies, which I am a huge fan of! However, I was diagnosed with a luteal phase defect for several reasons, and it was confirmed with an endometrial biopsy. One of the things that lead me to believe that I had an LP defect is that my temperature would not get or stay very high in my LP, then my spotting would occur up to TEN days before AF, and it would occur with temperature dips. Here’s a site about an LP defect.

http://www.resolve.org/diagnosis-management/infertility-diagnosis/luteal-phase-defect.html

Because your LP is so long and your temp gets and stays much higher than the coverline, I’m not sure I would be super concerned, but you could try adding like progesterone cream after confirmed O and see if the spotting gets better?

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