09-27-2012, 09:28 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Re: Luteal phase question
I was just reading about lp on ff. This is what it said:
Originally Posted by mvp529
I read so many different things about luteal phase length. What is the shortest that is still healthy and normal? Is it best to just treat it with herbs and such? What do dr's do about this issue if you see them for it?
"Luteal Phase (LP): This is the time from ovulation until the end of the cycle. If you conceive, the fertilized egg will implant in your uterine lining roughly 7-10 days into this phase. If there is no conception, the uterine lining will shed (this is your period) and your body will begin to prepare for a new cycle. This phase usually lasts 12-14 days but can last between 10-16 days. The length of this phase is fairly constant from cycle to cycle for the same woman. Progesterone is the hormone that dominates this phase."
So, 10 days would be the shortest time in a "normal" cycle. Are your shorter than that?
Gina + Dan = Madeline
and EXPECTING #4