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Posted by: Melanie | 2009-09-11

Ovulation 20 day cycle

Hi

I would like to confirm if i will still have a 14 day lutual phase in my cycle, if my cycle is only 20 days, this means that I am ovulating on the day after my menstrual period(MP) ended? Can this be correct.

My son is turning 1 year old the end of the month, and we are trying for number 2. I got my first MP in May 09, then skipped 2 months, and then I had the following 3 cycles, 3 Aug 09, 24 Aug 09 and 11 Sep 09. This means that with the past 3, my average cycle days are 20 days.

Please advise, as I would like to understand this.

Many thanks

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Dear Melanie

It is highly unlikely that your luteal phase is still 14 days. The earliest day of ovulation would be around about day-8 of your cycle and this will then require a cycle length of 22 days. It is more likely that you are experiencing what we would call a dysfunctional bleed and I would suggest that you see your obstetrician gynaecologist to have this problem sorted.

Answered by: Dr M.I. Cassim

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