What are the treatments available for luteal phase defect?


Treatments for ovulatory dysfunction are usually the best modalities to treat lueal phase defects (LPD). Clomiphene Citrate (Clomid) has been the mainstay of treatment and overcomes the ovulatory dysfunction.

In addition, some patients with LPD are treated with supplemental progesterone during the luteal phase and the first 10-12 weeks of pregnancy. This can be given vaginally or by injection form.

Wendy Fried, M.D., FACOG, FACS, is an OB/Gyn with Northern Obstetrics and Gynecology, PC in North Hills, New York

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