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    girls girls girls....omg....im so happy!!!

    i just got my FIRST EVER positive opk!! it is so positive i even took pics to prove it!



    i am estatic but now i have a thousand questions...
    i am on cd 20 and my temp hasnt risen so im hoping it does tomorrow. does that mean i still need to wait 14 days from today to test on hpt?

    cos even though i o'ed today, i will still get my period on cd 28. weird i know.

    heres hoping!!!!

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    Woo hoo Danni! It's exciting to get 2 lines on any test! lol
    The positive means that you are likely to O sometime in the next 24 hours. All tests I've used seem to give different time frames. So, tomorrow could be O day which means your temp rise will be Tuesday.
    Off you go - get BD'ing!

    *Edited to add - if you are not O'ing until around CD20 or 21 and AF still arrives on CD28, that is only giving you a luteal phase (time from O to AF) of 7 or 8 days which is quite short. Everything I have read says that a LP should be at least 10 days and ultimately 14 days to help your chances of conceiving. Maybe it is worth mentioning to your Dr next time you go (unless you get a BFP this month that is!!) Good Luck.

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    hey megan.....thank you for the info.

    Why does a luteal phase need to be 14 to increase conception? what does it actually do to help?


    hope you know....thanks!!

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    Danni, Apparently anything under 10-12 days can be a problem with the lining coming away too soon for the egg to have stuck. Remember that it takes anything between 7 -10 days (approx) for the fertilised egg to travel from the fallopian tubes to the uterus lining to implant.

    Carys.

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    Danni - a short luteal phase is a problem. I copied this from a site for you:

    Luteal Phase Defect
    A luteal phase is the time in a woman's cycle between ovulation and menstruation. In a pregnant woman, during the luteal phase the fertilized egg will travel from the fallopian tube and into the uterus for implantation. The luteal phase is normally 14 days long and on an average it can be anywhere from 10 to 17 days long. If your luteal phase lasts anything under 10 days it is considered a luteal phase defect. But some doctors believe that if the luteal phase falls under 12 days, then it is a problem. If you conceive and you have a luteal phase defect, you will have an early miscarriage.

    A luteal phase defect cannot sustain a pregnancy because the uterine lining in these women begins to break down, bringing on the menstrual bleeding and causing an early miscarriage. There could be more than one reason for the luteal phase defect which can be found out after medical analysis. Going by statistics, the number one reason for a luteal phase defect is low progesterone levels. Your doctor can do a progesterone test on you 7 days past ovulation to determine exactly how deficient you are. Once you know that there are several ways of correcting this defect.

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    Danni, I just did a search and found this info for you

    A luteal phase is the time from ovulation to menstruation. This is the time that if pregnant, the fertilized egg would travel from the fallopian tube and into the uterus to implant. The luteal phase normally should be over 10 days, usually anywhere from 10 to 17 days long. Anything under 10 days is considered a luteal phase defect. If pregnancy should occur and you have a luteal phase defect, you will have an early miscarriage. Some doctors believe that if the luteal phase falls under 12 days, then it is a problem.


    A luteal phase defect is a luteal phase below 10 days. This cannot sustain a pregnancy. This is because the uterine lining begins to break down, bringing on the menstrual bleeding and causing an early miscarriage. The number one reason for a luteal phase defect is low progesterone. A doctor can do a progesterone test 7 days past ovulation to determine exactly how deficient a woman with a luteal phase defect is. From that point there are several ways of correcting it..

    Probably the number one way a doctor will recommend to correct a luteal phase defect is through prescription drugs such as Clomid or progesterone suppositories. The suppositories are taken through the vagina after ovulation has occurred and until either day 14 post ovulation or at some point weeks later during a pregnancy, if pregnancy occurred. However, there are over-the-counter methods that help to lengthen the luteal phase.
    I hope that helps a little.
    I have been charting for over 12 months now and my LP seemed fine until the last 2 cycles where it has been 10 and then 9 days so my hopes of falling pg without medical help have decreased.
    Keep an eye on your temps for the next few days and you should O tomorrow or Tuesday and then hopefully you won't see AF for at least 10 days, if at all!!

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    omg noooooooooooooooo

    that has totally ruined my afternoon.

    my biggest fear is a miscarriage after ttc for so long now.

    im having prg test on tues which is day 21 and on day 21 for the next 2 months. then im going back to the specialist to see if i ovulate. but i just proved that i did.

    im so scared now

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    Dannii,
    My understanding is the luteal phase defecit IS treatable. If you have been TTC for some time without success then it's good to identify a reason and fix it. Some people have unidentified fertility issues which I think would be worse. There are hormone treatments available that should make a pregnancy possible for you - so YAY. Go back to being happy about detecting O and see your specialist about your luteal phase ASAP, AND BD away as you are ovulating!!!!!!

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    Yay Danni on the positive!BUT don't panic just yet about your LP as if I ovuate late my lunar phase adjusts itself, so if I ovulate on day 22 I get my period 13 days later.This might be the case for you cause you told me you have NEVER gotten a positive before so maybe thats why you think your LP is short when in fact you haven't ovulated in those cycles at all.

    Clomid can help with mucked up LP's as I'm sure its Angel who went on clomid as she was ovulating late and it helped her conceive little Kynan!

    So stay calm hun.I have absolutely everything crossed for you(including my legs LOL!)

    Goodluck and let me know how you get on
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    thanks guys...im still not happy with this though.... maybe this IS my unexplained infertility...

    i cant go and see the specialist for 3 months till my next appt after she has done 3 prog tests. God i wish i had have found this out before my appt on friday!

    i am going in there on tues for my bt so hopefully i can ask her. thanks guys i love you all

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    Danni, don't panic or get too stressed about it (I know, easier said than done!). As Bethany said, a luteal phase defect IS treatable if that is in fact what you have. You never know, your cycle may adjust itself and you will have a longer luteal phase. And, as it has been pointed out, it's definitely treatable if it does turn out to be a issue with you TTC.
    Let us know how you go on Tuesday if you get to mention it to your Dr.

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