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I am trying #2 through iui. Went through laproscopy

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hi. I am trying for baby #2 through iui. Went through laproscopy to remove endometriosis before this. for both iui cycles I start spotting on day 11 after iui and period starts on day 12 after iui. is it normal to have a period early after iui?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 2 years ago.
What injectables are you on? Thank you.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Injection Menegon
HCG 10,000 for trigger
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I also take endometrin tablet twice a day vaginally post iui
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 2 years ago.
IUI is a method for getting the sperm inside the uterus, but should have no effect on when the next period begins.
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 2 years ago.
I'm not sure why your periods are starting early, but it might be related to the HCG trigger. Or it may be something else about your cycles that has changed, but I don't think that the IUI has anything to do with it.
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 2 years ago.
It's not considered abnormal for a period to begin 12 days after ovulation.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
so I shouldn't be worried about a short luteal phase?
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 2 years ago.
It's hard to say. A short luteal phase is difficult to diagnose and understand. In general, if your period is starting 12 days after ovulation, you don't have a short luteal phase.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I'm concerned because period didn't come early on my previous iui cycles when I concieved baby #1. also spotting starts on day 11 post iui. I can feel all symptoms like heaviness in breasts, moodiness disappearing around day 8 post iui. your thoughts?
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 2 years ago.
A woman's cycles tend to change during her 30's.A short luteal phase is something argued about among doctors, and there are no simple answers.
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 2 years ago.
If a short luteal phase is suspected, sometimes the best thing to do is try Clomid early in the cycle. It causes extra stimulation of the ovaries, which may lead to a better corpus luteum and longer luteal phase.
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 2 years ago.
An official diagnosis of short or inadequate luteal phase usually needs several endometrial biopsies during different cycles.All women can have occasional short luteal phases.Perhaps your next cycle will be more like your previous cycles.