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Luteinized Unruptured Follicle Syndrome Natural Treatment

by Diyaa

My follicle is not unrupturing on time this time after taking HCG 5000 Trigger at the time follicle measures 25mm after taking trigger it grows to 36mm doctor told to just wait and do scan in next cycle to see whether this 36mm follicle /cyst dissolves or not.

TTC from 9 month please advice.

I am 28 yrs, 31 days cycle, but from 3 months it’s irregular. All reports normal.

My husband sperm count is 45m with 70% mortality which is good.

Please help me friends!


Hi Diyaa,

Luteinized unruptured follicle syndrome (LUFS) happens when the egg is not released, even if all the hormonal chances happen normally. So, the follicle does not rupture and does not release the egg, but the unruptured follicle continues to produce progesterone under the action of luteinizing hormone (LH).

This form of anovulation can cause infertility and it happens in 10% of women who are fertile and have regular cycles, but higher incidence has been reported in infertile women. The incidence of LUF has been linked to unexplained infertility, endometriosis, and pelvic adhesions.

The difficulty about this type of condition is that you can be charting your basal body temperature and see an ovulatory cycle.

Also, your doctor can recommend blood tests and detect normal levels of progesterone and think that you are ovulating regularly.

The only way to properly diagnose this luteinized unruptured follicle is by having an ultrasound. After ovulation, follicle collapses, but in cases of LUFS the follicle does not collapse and forms a cyst.

Since anti-inflammatory medication can cause this, make sure to talk to your doctor about the medications that you are taking.

In most cases, the cyst will naturally reabsorb itself, but there is a possibility of re-occurance if you are on fertility drugs that stimulate ovulation.

The best natural way to help in this situation is to perform self-fertility massage with castor oil therapy and help break down scar tissue, adhesions and endometriosis and facilitate cyst re-absorption.

Fertility Blessing!

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