Luteal Phase Defect

The luteal phase is the time after an egg gets released from the ovary until menstruation starts, which usually lasts for two weeks. If this luteal phase lasts shorter than 10 days, then it is called the luteal phase defect. The common symptoms include intermenstrual bleeding, miscarriage, and a short menstrual cycle.

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What causes intermenstrual bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. I am not on any sort of birth control pills. I had a normal menstruation in the starting of this month and normal bleeding. After six to seven days, I started bleeding again. The bleeding was not very heavy, but lasted on and off for about six days. Now, after a gap o...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The intermenstrual bleeding that you are experiencing this cycle is likely to be due to progesterone deficiency during the luteal phase, which can be due to stress induced hormonal imbalance and leading to breakthrough bleeding. It is imperative for you to get a serum ...  Read Full »

Is Tranlok-E safe to take during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old female. I have checked my pregnancy test on the 8th of this month and my last LMP was on the 5th of last month. I have consulted the doctor, he confirmed my pregnancy and prescribed me capsule Gestafine 200 (Progesterone soft gelatin 200) one capsule per day for 15 d...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your query completely here. Tranlok-E (combination of Tranexamic acid and Ethamsylate) is an antifibrinolytic. They prevent the blood clot from breaking and hence helps in controlling bleeding. There are insufficient data regarding the safety of Tranexami...  Read Full »

Longer cycles and constant spotting. Should I be afraid that I am not fertile?

Query: Hi doctor, I am trying to conceive for the past six months. So, I keep tracking my period on my phone. My usual cycles were around 30 days. Before two months, my cycle lasted for 43 days and I thought I was pregnant. But, I was not and had a period that was heavy and passed several clots. After it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be experiencing periods irregularity since last two months where I believe your stress levels have been high, which could have delayed your menses. The presence of continued spotting from the mid cycle to till date in this cycle is possibly due to serum ...  Read Full »

What does my low AMH level indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, Last month on day 2 My TSH level was 4,9304 uIU/mL, free T4 was 102 ng/dL and prolactin was 30.63 ng/mL. My last six months menstrual cycle length were 34 days, 28 days, 28 days, 28 days, 36 days and 19 days respectively. My cycle statistics are as follows. Average cycle length 29 days, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from hyperprolactinemia and borderline subclinical hypothyroidism. Both of which can cause delay in ovulation and hence irregularity in cycles. Ideally, menses between 23 to 35 days are considered normal as per definition. In your case, the concer...  Read Full »

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