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Indications of a hormonal imbalance

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I am 37 yrs old and my husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 5 months now. For the last 4 months I've had light bleeding at 8-9 dpo, followed by negative preg tests, and then my period 14 dpo. What could be going on?

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replied October 20th, 2009
Menstruation Answer A7552
Given the data you provided (light bleeding 8-9 days after ovulation and menstrual period 14 days after ovulation), you might be experiencing a hormonal imbalance. Having a menstrual period 14 days after ovulation is completely normal because the second phase of the menstrual cycle is exactly fourteen days long (the “yellow body” also known as corpus luteum (lat.) can survive for only 14 days; if conception occurred, the role of the corpus luteum is performed by the placenta when it is fully developed; if there is no fertilized egg, then the corpus luteum is wasted), while the first phase (from the start of the menstrual period till ovulation) might vary in length.

Light bleeding approximately one week after ovulation might be actually implantation bleeding. Implantation bleeding might occur when the fertilized egg is embedded in the inner lining of the uterus. The bleeding is usually light and pink. However, it cannot be repetitive every month without miscarriages every month, which is highly unlikely, because the pregnancy

Tests should have shown positive results for pregnancy.

You might want to visit a gynecologist for a physical examination and hormonal laboratory tests. The results might detect changes in the normal hormonal production pattern. What caused these changes might be more difficult to identify. An ultrasound scan might be asked for to check the condition of the ovaries and if they are prepared for ovulation. The look of the ovaries in the second phase of the menstrual cycle might show irregularities with the corpus luteum and subsequent causes for the bleeding.

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