Question by  Fred (19)

Will taking progesterone shots help you conceive when you have a short luteal phase?

My luteal phase is short, time from ovulation to onset of my period, will taking progesterone help my chances of getting pregnant?


Answer by  wennifred (597)

It can, yes. A short luteal phase doesn't allow for the egg to implant properly. Implantation usually occurs between 7-10 days post ovulation, but can occur anywhere from 5-12 days after. Progesterone can help you maintain a luteal phase that's long enough to cover that spectrum.


Answer by  nksmom (197)

Luteal phase defects are a common cause of infertility. A imple blood test will be performed about 7 days after ovulation. If your progsterone levels are low, this is probably the cause of a short luteal phase. If you have normal follicle development, progesterone treatment is the common course of action. You may have suppositories, injections or pills.


Answer by  Cali2307 (1337)

Yes, they can! Short luteal phase, or luteal phase defect, means that your body lacks progesterone when needed to aid implantation at the right time. Taking progesterone can correct this!

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