In desperate need of help interpreting my chart!!!
Hi, I've been ttc for a while, but since an anovulatory cycle the month before last and since my first and only pregnancy was a missed miscarriage, on top of the fact that the year I was 17, I only had about 2 or 3 periods that year, I was ordered an ultrasound to check for pcos. The u/s came out good, along with my thyroid levels and prolactin. However, my doctor advised me that it may be a good idea to start charting my cycles. So, this past month was my first month charting. I work a lot of crazy hours at work, sometimes opening, sometimes closing, and sometimes working mid shifts, but I did the best I could with what I could. Any open circles on my chart are due to taking my temp about 30 mins too early or 30 mins too late, so it wasn't too far off from my normal temp time. All temps taken were at least after 3 solid hours of sleep. Because of the dottet crosshairs, I am not sure if I really did ovulate when it says, or a lot earlier. FF first placed my crosshairs (bouncing between) day 9 or 11 but drastically changed to day 23 at the end of my cycle, giving me a 4 day luteal phase? I was taking my temp orally, but decided after some advice to start taking it vaginally, this cycle, so maybe my temps won't be so erratic. I feel absolutly exhausted of this, and extremely heartbroken to see my luteal phase at 4 days, and pray it is not right, but if so, it needs to be fixed asap. I would appreciate any help from anyone with experience with this. Any opinion is welcome please, and thank you in advance. This is the url to my chart, hopefully it works.. I'm not too good at these thing :/ http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/3bd953
Unfortunately it does look like a 4 day luteal phase, but I wouldn't read too much into it until you have another complete cycle, as your temps were all over the place. If they are not so erratic this cycle, you will get a better picture.
Thanks for the reply. This month so far seems like it may be a little less "all over the place". Like I said, this last cycle was the cycle following an anovulatory cycle, so I am hoping that my chart was just so erratic that FF couldn't pinpoint the actual ovulation day. They had my ovulation day jumping from cd 9 to cd 11 all the way to the very end of the cycle, then jumped to cd 23 and unfortunatly, stayed there. And to think, I was worried about having an unusually long LP because I usually have a 30 day cycle, and I thought it was impossible to ovulate that early!! But I think I would have rathered ending up with FF's first detection over a 4 day LP!!! Thanks again for the reply, and lots of baby dust to you!! Anyone else's opinions are still more than welcome!!!
Ok, so here is what I am coming up with so far this month for my chart. Still more erratic than I would like it to be, but definitely interpretable, in my opinion. And still seems on the normal side, since I have a 27-30 day cycle. It's never came earlier or later than that, minus the anovulatory cycle back in February. So it looks to me, that last cycle's "4 day luteal phase" may have very possibly been a fluke due to the anovulatory cycle from the month prior throwing it off a bit. It looks like I can have anywhere from a 10-13 day luteal phase. 13 being almost perfect and 10 being not favorable, but still ok when TTC, and more importantly, WAYYY better than 4!!! I know I am only 3 dpo, and anything can change, but here's to hoping!! Anyone's input would be greatly appreciated. Has anyone had a fluke cycle where it just wasn't clear enough for FF to pick up the correct ovulation date? Can an anovulatory cycle still effect the following cycle like this? Thanks in advance ladies, and baby dust to all TTC!!
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