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Short luteal phase

Hey guys does anyone know if a short luteal phase of 9 days is ok? I was under ‘watchful waiting’ at the fertility clinic and fell pregnant but had a miscarriage at 9 weeks.

I’m not under anyone’s care now should I go back to the doctors and asked to be referred to the fertility clinic again? Is there anything they can do for short luteal phases?

Feel down as started spotting today

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I’m sorry to hear of your recent loss. I don’t have experience of your particular situation but imagine you should go back to the fertility clinic to see if they can help you with a way forward. Did you have any sort of review appointment with them following your miscarriage? xx

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No review appointment no. I am going to ring and make an appointment with the doctor on Monday and get them all rolling again. Thanks for replying.

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Wishing you lots of luck going forward xx

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I'msorry for your loss. Have you miscarried before then?

I'm not an expert but if you got to 9 weeks I don't think the short luteal phase is the problem. (Personally)

I've only ever gotten to 2 weeks. Possibly due to a hormone issue. If that helps in any way?

So I would call the clinic to be honest.

Wishing you the best xx

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Hey hun, a 9 day luteal phase is shorter than average but I wouldn't be overly concerned. Maybe speak to your doctor just to get their opinion on it though.

I have a big issue with spotting in my luteal phase, anywhere from 2-5 DPO until AF. I've bought some natural progesterone cream to try this month as I've read that can lengthen the luteal phase :) xxx

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Thanks I may try that. Where can you get that from?

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I got mine from ebay, it's called "NOW natural progesterone cream" it was about £15. It has quite a lot of good reviews online so I'm hoping it works 🤞 you use it from OV day until AF is due, unless you conceive in which case keep using it and tell your doctor that you were using progesterone cream. Good luck x

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Hi, I've had a 9 day luetal phase, since forever. and I've got 3 boys. The last boy took us 6 years to fall on with, but that had nothing to do with luetal phase. It also depends on the clinic as to what they class as a luetal defect. The leeds clinic said mine was short but not defective. Xx

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Sometimes a short luteal phase can be linked to a progesterone deficiency. It can mean your embryo can't get established enough to produce enough hcg to prevent your corpus luteum from getting lysed .

So yes, it can be an issue

X x

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