(Closed) short luteal phase?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

MissAmericanPie :  

It can change, but not by much.  Usually only 1 day.  So if it’s normally 12 days, it might be 11 or 13 but pretty much wouldn’t change by more than that.  Was your ovulation not very clear on your chart?

8 days could give you problems.  I am guessing you could still get pregnant, but it might take longer because you need the embryo to be able to implant around day 7 (which could happen, but day 9 is more common).  Have you been trying for a long time?  10-11 days is perfectly fine IMO (unless you have other issues and you might if you have PCOS).  8 days can be a problem.  Do you have long or irregular cycles?

Mine was short, it was normally 9-10 days.  A couple cycles it was 11.  I got pregnant without any issue.  LP was 9 days the cycle before I got pregnant.  So maybe the cycle I got pregnant my LP was going to be 10 days and mine implanted on day 9 or 10 so after that it was all good because the embryo got in there in time.  I had regular cycles other than that (O’d regularly around CD 15 or CD16).

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

MissAmericanPie :  Mine is short on and off Clomid.  I’ll also warn you at least for me because of my short LP I have a progesterone deficiency which when I do get pregnant it makes it hard for me to maintain the pregnancy without progesterone supplements.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Mine was 11 and I took vitamin b6 (I think 1000mg but I wouldn’t take my word on that!) and Agnes castus to try and extend it and the Angus to regulate my cycles. The first month I didn’t ovulate at all so stopped the b6 but then for 5 (I think) months after until my bfp my luteal phase extended to 12 days. Not a lot but one day can make all the difference! If your concerned speak to your doctor and they may look in to it for you. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Do you have cycles every month? Just irregular days? I didn’t have cycles every month so I went on metformin. I started having regular periods with short luteal phases, I miscarried once. The medicine helped improve those time frames and I got pregnant a couple months after that. I would ask your OB about options like metformin. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

MissAmericanPie :  Clomid is not the most fun medication out there.  I get really bad hot flashes on it, but that’s really it for me. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

MissAmericanPie :  did you recently come off the pill? I had a couple of cycles with wonky short lp right after I came off the pill.  It normalized on its own. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

MissAmericanPie :  your chart looks pretty accurate to me, but I’m not as good at reading the Kindara charts as the fertility friend one.  Those seem easier to read to me.  But yeah, I would at least give it another 2 months to see what your cycles look like.  I think it can sometimes take ~3 cycles for people to get used to charting to where they can be sure of their O date.  You can take B6- I would take 100mg.  I took it occasionally (some months but not others) and it seemed like it did help to extend it by one day.  I wouldn’t consider 28, 30, 32 days to be that irregular, but maybe slightly.  By irregular I mean like always longer than 40 days, or 27 days one month and 45 another month.  The metformin is probably helping it be 28-32 days.  Just keep trying and charting but don’t hesitate to go in for help.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Typically your LP should stay the same cycle to cycle irregardless of O date. That being said are you doing OPK and/or checking cm? I’m not convinced you Od that late based on this chart but admittedly I’m not familiar with this charting – I used fertility friend. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

MissAmericanPie :  

Go to your ob/gyn or one that specializes in charting, etc. They can look at your charts and run some bloodwork. I believe there are 4 luteal phase defects. One can be low progesterone which means you cannot get or maintain pregnancy however, progesterone supplements will fix it

Because I charted it was identified I have a short luteal phase my our NFP (natural family planning) couple and they suggested I see my dr. I went to my primary dr and he agreed and then went to obgyn who specializes in this and now I’m pregnant (1st month w/out trying…) and on progesterone supplements because it’s lower than the want. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I have a short luteal phase.  I began with a 7 day LP before I had my daughter. I began to take 100mg of B6 and a B-Complex vitamin.  Within 2 months I was up to a 10 day LP and then I got pregnant.  We began to TTC this year and before we started I began with my vitamins again. I’ve had an 11 day LP this time (last month was 14! I’m not sure what went on there, possibly my vitamins working?) But they have definitely help a lot!

Good luck!!

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