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Sylvi88 Thu 14-Jul-16 09:39:49


My husband and I are only starting to TTC so forgive me if this all sounds a bit dim!

After years of mid cycle pain and a very unhelpful doctor I finally had a scan done to see if I had a cyst (have previously had one removed from my ovary due to pain it caused) scan came back clear and the doctor said it was probably ovulation pain. So out of curiosity I decided to try OPKs this cycle to see if it matched up with the pain, it didn't but I noticed that I ovulated later than I expected. This particular cycle was 28 days long and according to the OPK I ovulated on day 22, 5/6 days before AF. This seems like a very small window to conceive and not have AF interfere with it? Is this normal and ok? Like I said I'm new to all this so maybe I'm 100% reading too much into this and it's totally normal.

May thoughts would be appreciated.
Thank you

Sylvi88 Thu 14-Jul-16 17:23:11

I should mention as well that when the test was positive I also had EWCM, so I really think it was correct. I'm using Clearblue Dual Hormone Digital Ovulation Tests.

simplydivine05 Fri 15-Jul-16 17:02:11

That is a super short luteal phase. I don't know anything about the clear blue monitor but I would say that if you are certain you ovulated when it said you did then you have a problem and need to go to your doctor about that. You won't be able to conceive with a luteal phase of that length.

BoBo90 Fri 15-Jul-16 18:44:02

I agree it is very short and you want to mention it to the gp.
Tbh I really don't trust the clear blue ovulation predictors! They aren't very accurate. Get yourself some cheap ones that you just dip and a line appears for next cycle. They're much more accurate. However with your Ewcm appearing late too it does look like you ovulate late. Don't worry though you can take things to help xx

SummerHopin Fri 15-Jul-16 18:52:18

Excuse me for jumping on your question sylvie88 - but what is a normal length luteal phase please ladies?

BoBo90 Fri 15-Jul-16 19:04:31

14 days is the average but 9 days upwards seem to be considered good and below is short/borderline. A member of a thread I'm on conceived with an 8 day lp so it's all possible just might make things a bit more difficult 🙂

SummerHopin Fri 15-Jul-16 20:06:55

Thanks BoBo90 - I'll remember that when I try the ovulation kits this cycle - am going tracker crazy this time to hopefully nail this sucker! smile

Sylvi88 Fri 15-Jul-16 20:15:42

Thank you everyone for your replies, I appreciate it. Am I right in saying in theory I should have no problem conceiving, just that it would be harder for to it last long enough before my period would start? Also can ovulation vary a lot from month to month or should it be pretty consistent?

BoBo90 Fri 15-Jul-16 20:32:33

It can vary by a few days or be delayed if you are stressed etc.
With a short lp you might have no trouble with the sperm fertilising the egg but it can then take 6-10 days for the egg to implant which is when the body starts producing hormones etc. So with a short lp you period can arrive before the pregnancy has began xxx

Sylvi88 Fri 15-Jul-16 20:36:57

Thank you bobo90, you explained that very clearly, I appreciate it! smile

BoBo90 Fri 15-Jul-16 20:56:05

You're welcome 😊 Glad I could help xxx

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