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Old Oct 28th, 2009, 15:20 PM   1
hibiscus07
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14 day luteal phase--can I be pretty sure progesterone is normal??


Hi All--I was just thinking about Progesterone (because that's what I do: think about hormones, clotting factors, and everything else related to fertility/MC!! ) and, anyway, my OB isn't planning to check my progesterone level after I ovulate. She might once I get a BFP, but wouldn't that be too late if I have a progesterone deficiency?
Anyway, I always have a 14 day luteal phase. If that's the case, doesn't that mean that my progesterone level is probably normal? Or is there no relationship there?
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Old Oct 28th, 2009, 15:30 PM   2
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Thats a very noraml luteal phase and you could pretty much assume that your progesterone is doing its job at this stage. Do you start spotting early before af is due? That can be a sign of lower progesterone, if you dont then your figures will probably turn out okay.



 
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Old Oct 28th, 2009, 15:33 PM   3
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Yes I think thats right, if you have a regular 14 lp it is alomst certain the you ovulate and at the point the egg pops out the job of the corpus luteum to pump out the hormone progesterone preparation for pregnancy.

The luteal phase is maintained by the progesterone, so if it last 14 days it should be fine. I think your dr is right....



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Old Oct 28th, 2009, 15:55 PM   4
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Well, the only reason I'm worried about it is that after 2 MCs, I'm willing to do about anything to maintain a pregnancy, and I am scared we could be overlooking an obvious and treatable issue. We haven't been able to detect any other cause and I would love to find an "aha!" reason just to get it resolved.
However, since a big indicator seems to be length of luteal phase, maybe it really isn't an issue. I never actually have any spotting pre-AF, so I suppose that's another good sign!



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Old Oct 28th, 2009, 16:01 PM   5
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No spotting and a 14 day luteal phase is a great indicator that your progesterone is good. Im sorry you had to go through the miscarriages and I understand that an answer would just be the "aha" you need. Unfortunatley its quiet common for most women to have 1-2 miscarriages and is accepted as normal. Its just one of those curly things that life throws at you that sucks! Ive had one miscarriage and a chemcial, but I have two perfectly healthy children, so take heart in knowing that it doesnt mean it will continually happen and that your sticky bean is just around the corner!

I came back and edited just to say that I too have a 14 day luteal phase and normal progesterone, proving even more that its just one of those sucky things!



 
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Old Oct 28th, 2009, 16:08 PM   6
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Well, the only reason I'm worried about it is that after 2 MCs, I'm willing to do about anything to maintain a pregnancy, and I am scared we could be overlooking an obvious and treatable issue. We haven't been able to detect any other cause and I would love to find an "aha!" reason just to get it resolved.
However, since a big indicator seems to be length of luteal phase, maybe it really isn't an issue. I never actually have any spotting pre-AF, so I suppose that's another good sign!
Hibiscus my doctor gave me progesterone suppositories after I got my BFP and this is supposed to make the uterus lush. I was supposed to use them until 12wks but sadly I had early mc. Something to talk to the doctor about anyway. I will use them again when I get my next BFP!



 
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Old Oct 29th, 2009, 03:04 AM   7
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Hibiscus are you charting? Your LP sounds fine but charting will show if your P levels are low because your post O temps would be low and fall below the coverline.

FX that all is fine though - good luck for your bfp



 
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Old Oct 29th, 2009, 08:07 AM   8
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Hibiscus are you charting? Your LP sounds fine but charting will show if your P levels are low because your post O temps would be low and fall below the coverline.

FX that all is fine though - good luck for your bfp
No, I've never done it. It's probably time for me to start, just so I know what's going on with my body. It sounds like you have to use an extra-sensitive thermometer, right? I imagine the drug store will have them--maybe I'll go this evening to get one



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