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how do you know when you have a short luteul phase?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:33 AM on Aug. 31, 2009 in Trying to Conceive

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  • Charting your basal body temperature. Before you ovulate, your temperature is lower, and starting the day after you ovulate, it goes up by about half a degree and stays that way until you start your period (or longer, if you're pregnant). If the time between ovulation and your period starting is less than 10 days, you have a short luteal phase and it's unlikely you'll be able to carry a pregnancy.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 11:36 AM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • You have to know when you ovulate each month...most women have the same luteul length each month but that time varies from woman to woman...mine is average 12 days but my sisters is 15

    Answer by Jademom07 at 11:37 AM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • i still dnt understand

    Answer by msandrews2 at 11:43 AM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • Go to That website can help you in determining when you ovulate each month. Once you know when you ovulate, count the days between then and when you start your period. For instance, if you ovulated on the 15th of last month, and your period started on the 27th, your luteal phase was 11 days. 10-15 days is normal. Anything less than 10 days is too short to carry a pregnancy because a fertilized egg doesn't have enough time to implant and start producing hormones and all that before your period starts again. But you have to know first when you ovulate, and you have to keep track for a few months to know your norm, because one short luteal phase isn't indicative of an on-going problem.


    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 12:39 PM on Aug. 31, 2009

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