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    Default Long luteal phase

    Hey all, just trying to work out what my cycle means atm. I have PCOS and in the past have had no natural cycle of my own. I have used fertility treatments to conceive my two DD's.

    I wrote a post a while ago about wanting a 3rd child but knowing it is probably not going to happen. Since having my daughter 20 months ago, my periods have returned, some have been all over the place but the last 4 months I have had regular 31 day cycles.

    I saw my GP this month and requested a blood test to make sure I am ovulating. I am very aware of my cycles and also used Opk's and went for my blood test on cd23, which came back as ovulated with a progesterone level of 39. I am so happy about this as it is a definite first for my.

    However my period generally doesn't seem to arrive until 18dpo. Is this an issue? I know short luteal phases can be a problem but what about a long luteal phase?

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    Iโ€™m no expert on this but I did have longer than usual LP and I read a few things about it. Iโ€™m pretty sure it can be a problem. 18 days is a long time. I think mine was like 15/16 but isnโ€™t it 14 thatโ€™s ideal?
    Sorry not very helpful but definitely look into this.

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    Thanks @Bluebirdgirl, everything I look at online refers to short LP, Yes will have to do some more research. Still so happy to have a natural period though with a regular cycle have to celebrate the small wins!

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    Glad to hear you are ovulating! Sorry i dont know anything about long luteal phase though. Id think as long as the hormones you need are being released and sustained for that time in the luteal phase, that it would be ok? But not sure? IDK?

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    Google says 11-17 days is normal if that helps. And it says a longish luteal phase can occur with pcos. But you've probs already googled all this yourself.
    I searched for "typical luteal phase".
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    I also have PCO but have always ovulated naturally. After my 1st bub I suddenly had a clockwork perfect cycle though, so it sounds like pregnancy has kicked your body into gear, as can happen.

    I'm fortunate that I have very 'readable' CM, so I can use the Billings method to track ovulation. I used OPKs a couple of cycles and they confirmed how I was reading it and have successfully conceived by timing DTD with this (more successful than SMEP). My 'surge' on OPKs did seem to build up more and last a bit longer than 'normal'. So it would be easy to misread as ovulating earlier if relying on OPKs . Since having DS, I now also get bad cramps immediately after the egg releases, so there's no missing my ovulation now!

    With the EWCM reading, it usually builds up for 3 days with the most on the 3rd day. (I get my darkest OPK on that 3rd day) Then it pretty much dries up completely (can be hard to tell if you've been DTD) - that's when you have just ovulated. The EWCM is there to drag the sperm up into the tubes ready to catch the egg when it releases, the journey takes about 24 hours (there is an amazing documentary about this, can't for the life of me remember what it's called).

    So the first 'dry' day after the 3 days of increasing EWCM is zero-DPO. I'd re-look at your cycle based on this info as your LP may be slightly shorter than you're calculating.

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    Thanks @gorgeousgeorge, Yes very happy to know I am ovulating but also know that's only half the battle. Need to look into things a little more I think.

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    Thanks for your reply @Stretched, I feel I also get a cramping/aching feeling after I ovulate too. Think I may try a month or 2 of telling to see exactly what is happening but still generally feel like my luteal phase is on the long side. My cm definitely changes near ovulation but let's just say it's not abundant, I suppose that comes with age, all we can do is dtd around ovulation and hope for the best.

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    Thanks for all the replys on this thread, just chatting to you all encouraged me to do a month of charting. I am definitely obvulating when I suspected I was but think I have been calculating my luteal phase slightly out. Seems this month it was 16 days, which is more reassuring and within the relms of 'normal'.

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