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Luteal Phase Defect: Diagnosis and Treatment

Luteal phase defect (LPD) is usually very responsive to treatment. If you discovered LPD on your own through fertility charting, it’s important to see your physician to receive treatment. With LPD, two things can cause the endometrial lining of the uterus not to accept an egg: either the ovaries are not secreting enough progesterone or the endometrium doesn’t correctly respond to normal levels of progesterone. To get the correct treatment, your physician must first determine what’s causing the LPD.

Luteal Phase Defect (LPD)

The luteal phase refers to the time in a normal menstrual cycle that begins after ovulation (when a mature egg is released) and continues until the start of your next menstrual period. The average luteal phase lasts for 14 days, but 10 to 16 days is considered normal. The length of the luteal phase varies from woman to woman, although for each individual woman the length is fairly consistent from cycle to cycle.

Luteal Phase Defect

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The luteal phase refers to the time in a normal menstrual cycle that begins after ovulation (when a mature egg is released) and continues until the start of your next menstrual period. The average luteal phase lasts for 14 days, but 10 to 16 days is considered normal. The length of the luteal phase varies from woman to woman, although for each individual woman the length is fairly consistent from cycle to cycle.

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