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What health problems have been linked to luteal phase defect?

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The condition has been linked to many health problems, including things like:

  • Anorexia
  • Endometriosis
  • Extreme amounts of exercise
  • Hyperprolactinemia (too much of a hormone that's responsible for making breast milk)
  • Obesity
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Thyroid disorders

Many times, if you treat those conditions, you can correct your luteal phase defect.

SOURCES:

Resolve: The National Infertility Association: "About Luteal Phase Defects," "Luteal Phase Defect."

Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 8th edition, Saunders Elsevier, 2009.

Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies, 6th edition, Saunders Elsevier, 2012.

Coutifaris, C. Fertility and Sterility. Nov. 1, 2004.

Ginsburg, K.A. Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America, 1992.

Fertility and Sterility, November 2012.

E-tegrity: "E-tegrity Test."

Glock, J.L. Fertility and Sterility, September 1995.

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Hyperprolactinemia."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 14, 2019

SOURCES:

Resolve: The National Infertility Association: "About Luteal Phase Defects," "Luteal Phase Defect."

Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 8th edition, Saunders Elsevier, 2009.

Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies, 6th edition, Saunders Elsevier, 2012.

Coutifaris, C. Fertility and Sterility. Nov. 1, 2004.

Ginsburg, K.A. Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America, 1992.

Fertility and Sterility, November 2012.

E-tegrity: "E-tegrity Test."

Glock, J.L. Fertility and Sterility, September 1995.

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Hyperprolactinemia."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 14, 2019

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