Luteal Insufficiency Quiz

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Ravi P. Chokshi, MD

Ravi P. Chokshi, MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN), Critical Care)

Current Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow with Dual board certification in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Critical Care Medicine. | 5+ years experience managing a general Ob/Gyn practice and working in the Intensive Care Unit. | Previously Physician Lead of a large single specialty practice with 8 Physicians and 10+ Advanced practitioners. | Member of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine Patient education committee. | Frequent Medscape Consult contributor.

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Seiji Kanazawa, MD, PHD (Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN))

Dr. Kanazawa graduated from the Niigata University Faculty of Medicine and received his Ph.D. from the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine. He is working on the front line of the General Perinatal Center, including the Tokyo Tama General Medical Center and the National Center for Research in Fertility Medicine, where he provides maternal and fetal care and undertakes clinical research. At Ubie, Dr. Kanazawa has been designing the Ubie AI Symptom Checker and has taken on the role of general obstetrics and gynecology consultation at FMC Tokyo Clinic by providing fetal ultrasound and prenatal consultation.

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  • Bleeding between periods

  • Difficulty conceiving children

  • Absent periods

  • Bloody vaginal discharge

  • Heavy periods

  • Bleeding after menopause

  • Two periods in one month

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What is Luteal Insufficiency?

RPC reviewer comment - Condition would be better called "Luteal phase defect" as that is when it is clinically relevant, especially in setting of miscarriage and fertility. A condition caused by low levels of Progesterone, the female hormone that controls menstruation. An imbalance in the level of progesterone affects normal egg release (ovulation) and can cause irregular periods. This is also seen as a possible risk factor in early miscarriage and difficulty getting pregnant. Known causes include anorexia, excessive exercise, obesity, diabetes or other hormonal problems (e.g. thyroid disorders).

Typical Symptoms of Luteal Insufficiency

  • Difficulty getting pregnant

  • Bleeding in between menstrual cycles / periods or after menopause

  • Abnormal period length or flow

  • Abnormal menstrual cycles e.g. too early or too late

  • Hardly any bleeding during periods

  • Short interval between periods e.g. 24 days or less

  • History of previous miscarriage or abortion

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Luteal Insufficiency

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Are you struggling to conceive?

  • Have you experienced vaginal bleeding or discharge outside of your periods or after menopause?

  • Have your periods become longer or heavier than usual?

  • Do you have irregular periods?

  • Do you experience minimal blood loss during your periods?

Treatmentof Luteal Insufficiency

Treatment may not be necessary unless planning for pregnancy. Treatment depends on the cause, such as gaining weight in anorexia or losing weight in obesity, correcting other hormonal imbalances etc. Progesterone supplementation may be required in some cases to reduce risk of miscarriage and help with fertility. A specialist consultation is advised.

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Reviewed By:

Ravi P. Chokshi, MD

Ravi P. Chokshi, MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN), Critical Care)

Current Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow with Dual board certification in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Critical Care Medicine. | 5+ years experience managing a general Ob/Gyn practice and working in the Intensive Care Unit. | Previously Physician Lead of a large single specialty practice with 8 Physicians and 10+ Advanced practitioners. | Member of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine Patient education committee. | Frequent Medscape Consult contributor.

Seiji Kanazawa, MD, PHD

Seiji Kanazawa, MD, PHD (Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN))

Dr. Kanazawa graduated from the Niigata University Faculty of Medicine and received his Ph.D. from the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine. He is working on the front line of the General Perinatal Center, including the Tokyo Tama General Medical Center and the National Center for Research in Fertility Medicine, where he provides maternal and fetal care and undertakes clinical research. At Ubie, Dr. Kanazawa has been designing the Ubie AI Symptom Checker and has taken on the role of general obstetrics and gynecology consultation at FMC Tokyo Clinic by providing fetal ultrasound and prenatal consultation.

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