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Is a 10-day luteal phase too short if youre trying to con

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Is a 10-day luteal phase too short if you're trying to conceive?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 4 years ago.
Hello, and I am pleased to help, use of my answers are for educational purposes only.
How do you know you have just a 10 day luteal phase?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I've been charting my cervical fluid and basal body temps. I what looked like a thermal shift ten days ago.
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 4 years ago.
But, besides that how often do you have a period?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Relist: Other.
I'm not mad. Just wanted to see if anyone else online knew, because I have to go to bed soon.
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 4 years ago.
I'm really trying to help
how often do you have a period - from start date to start date?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
My cycle length is 25 days.
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 4 years ago.
Well a normal cycle is from 24 to 35 days.
So you have a 25 day cycle and if you have periods that come every 25, then you Ovulated approximately 11 days after you started your period.
And, hence you probably still have a 14 day lutel phase
Humans do have 14 day luteul phases on average.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I don't think I did ovulate on day 11. I think I ovulated on day 15. My temperature didn't rise till day 15.
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 4 years ago.
Well I don' t really believe in Basal body temperaute - this is very inaccuate.
If you really want to see - then get arranged to do a daily ultrasound.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Do you recommend ovulation predictor kits?
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 4 years ago.
Actually not really
think they are a waste of money - although some doctors highly recommend them, I do not.
And, these ovulation kits really only work for about 50% of women.
You can try it, and if it works, great.
But please don't put blind trust in them.
I hope this helps, please click on ACCEPT, thank you
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