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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:57 PM
A question? If i have a 21-22 day cycle how long is my luteal (sp??) phase??
Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:49 PM
Everyone is different and without charting or tests there is no way to know for sure.
Most ladies ovulate anywhere from cd 12- cd 20. This is the average but can go longer and can also be shorter.
Most lp are 12-14 days. Any shorter than 10 days makes it almost impossible to fall pregnant as there is no time for it to implant.
As an average I would say you ovulate around cd 10 and have a 11/12 day lp
Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:43 PM
To know your LP length, you would need to chart, or at least use OPKs, in order to determine when you ovulate.
However, the medical advice I received before falling pregnant (with no assistance) was that the length of the LP in & of itself NOT important (assuming everything else is functioning as it should, I.e. you are ovulating, and producing progesterone post-ovulation) because once conception occurs, a hormonal biofeedback process starts, which prevents menstruation from occurring. The doctor I spoke to about this explained that there is no evidentiary basis for short LP preventing conception, although she did qualify this by saying that some medical professionals believe that a very short LP of say 5-6 days might increase the risk of miscarriage, but again there is no actual evidentiary basis for this.
I can tell you that before speaking to this doctor, I worried a lot that my short LP was going to prevent me from conceiving. My LP was about 10-11 days, that said though, I had blood tests which showed I was indeed o'ing and that my progesterone did rise after O.
I am now 7 months pregnant, after 8 cycles TTC.
I also did a fair bit of internet research on this topic & I could NOT find anything evidence based to support the concept of a short LP being a concern. There is an awful lot of concern about it out there, but I couldn't find anything from a genuine medical source. The majority of genuinely medical information about LP actually related to IVF cycles, which are different because they are medically controlled.
I hope this helps you OP.
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