Myths: Implantation Dip

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    jeriko

    What would cause the "surge of estrogen that happens around mid-way through the luteal phase" if I am not pregnant? 

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    Courtney

    Hey jeriko,

    The secondary surge of estrogen comes from the corpus luteum, or what's left of the follicle that housed the egg released by the ovary at ovulation. The corpus luteum produces both estrogen and progesterone during the luteal phase. Again, some women may notice a drop in temperatures mid-way through the luteal phase due to this surge, but most will not.

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    Courtney

    Hi there,

    Are your temperatures still above the coverline? (You can't set a coverline on your chart in the app right now, but you can do so on the Charts tab of our web portal). If so, then you probably don't have anything to worry about. It's possible the positive result is faint because it's still very early in your pregnancy - I suggest you wait a few more days and try again :)

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    stebenlovessarah_911

    I am avoiding pregnancy and just noticed that I have a high rise 7 days after my day of ovulation... I only had one "unprotected" day and really it was just a little mishap and the chances of me being pregnant from it would be slim to none. However, what would the rise mean?

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    stebenlovessarah_911

    Also the unprotected day was after confirmed ovulation

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    Sam

    Hi StebenLovesSarah, Thank you for writing. How many days after confirmed ovulation was the unprotected day?  If you can confirm ovulation and follow the peak +4 and temp+3 rule then the unprotected day would be safe.  If you have a chart you'd like us to take a look at, go ahead and send it in to Feedback@kindara.com.  Hope this helps!

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    stebenlovessarah_911

    It was following the +4 rule (: I think I wrote that too soon because my temps are starting to go back down and pms is definitely starting up! No worries! Thank you for your reply!

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    Sam

    Oh yay!  You're welcome!

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    kateschartel

    I am 7 days into my luteal phase and this morning is the second day of a dip in BBT below the coverline. It is only my second cycle off the pill but my first cycle's luteal phase was a healthy 15 days long. I feel crampy but not the same as period cramps. Does this second surge of estrogen ever cause a two-day dip like this?

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    laurieaweaver

    Hi Kate, this is my second cycle off the pill as well and I'm 6 days past ovulation. I had a dip too of about .5 degrees (.1 below my coverline.) The girls at Kindara do say that the surge of estrogen around this time in our cycles can cause this dip. They believe the implantation dip is a myth. I've read so many conflicting reports about this though that I don't know what to believe at this point! I'm hoping the dip is a good sign for me, but will just have to wait and see!

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    gemizno1

    Hi I am on day 10 of my luteal phase and my temperature has dropped for the past 3 days. I have had 3 positive pregnancy tests but all very feint? Does this mean the pregnancy will be lost?

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