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Reasons for late ovulation

I'm 25yrs old and me and my hubby have been trying to conceive baby #1 for 14 months. I started using OPKs 5 months ago and discovered my luteal phase was ranging from 7-9 days with spotting starting about 6 days before AF was due. So I did some research and decided to start taking a B Complex and B-6 in an attempt to extend my LP and stop the early spotting. Since i began using OPKs I have always gotten a positive OPK on cycle day 14 or 15 EVERY month. However, this is my 3rd month taking the B vitamins and I'm now on CD 17 and have not gotten a positive OPK so far this month. Could this be from the B vitamins?? Absolutely nothing else has changed... my health is the same, stress is the same, etc. Anyone had a similar experience when on B vitamins? Or does anyone have any other explainations as to why my O date is occuring later in my cycle suddendly?

Additional info: I have regular cycles ranging from 28-30 days.
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1676569 tn?1390278153
OK SO I STARTED TAKING FERTIBELLA ON THE 31ST AND I HAD GOT SOME FREE OPK'S AND HPT'S SO I TOOK A OPK AND IT WAS + SO THEN ON THE 1ST I TOOK 2 MORE OPK'S JUST 2 SEE AND THEY BOTH WERE + AS WELL SO NOW 2DAY THE 2ND I TOOK 1 AND IT WAS - AND I AM ALSO SPOTTING. SO MY QUESTION IS DID I OVULATE ALREADY AND IF SO Y AM I SPOTTING ITS LIKE A BRIGHT RED BUT NOT ENOUGH 2 NEED A PAD OR LINER BUT WHEN I WIPE ITS THERE KEEP IN MIND MY CP ON THE 31ST WAS MIDWAY, CREAMY CM, AND KINDA SOFT AND A LIL OPEN, ON THE 1ST I CHECKED EARLY AFTERNOON AND IT WAS MIDWAY, CM WAS CLEAR BUT NOT STRETCHY AND PARTIALLY OPEN, THEN I CHECKED AGAIN AROUND MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT AND MY CP WAS HIGH, SOFT AND OPEN SO I CHECKED AGAIN THIS MORNING AND IT WAS MIDWAY, CP CREAMY WIT A LIL BLOOD AND PARTIALLY OPEN, PLEASE ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE HELPFUL THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!
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1676569 tn?1390278153
MAYBE YOU SHOULD STOP THE VITAMIN B FOR A MONTH AND SEE IF IT HAPPENS THEN
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1169104 tn?1303353238
Maybe the spotting is implantation bleeding but this usualy happens 5-10 days after ovulation. It could be that u ovulated and caused a bit of blood. Maybe also due to a cyst rupture... It could be many reasons... Usually when u have creamy cm, its usually the type of cm i get after i ovulate.  Do u chart your bbt? this would help u confirm that u ovulated

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1676569 tn?1390278153
yes i charted and i actually have 3 different ones and 2 said i o'd yesterday and the other says i have up until Friday so im super confused now
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1676569 tn?1390278153
sorry i just saw that u were talking 2 her
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1615840 tn?1311193791
Thanks for your response! Yeah, I stopped taking them 3 days ago (when I didn't get a + OPK on CD14) and I have continued to use the OPKs. Today I got an almost positive (which I normally get the day before I get my positive) and so I'm hoping tomorrow will be the day! I'm definitely laying off the B vitamins and focusing on using natural progesterone cream! I've done a ton of research and it seems to be the better option for me! =)
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1615840 tn?1311193791
Nah yanna26, she was talking to you. But I wish i would get some answers to my question, ive looked all over the Internet and can't find much info on it.  =(
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1615840 tn?1311193791
Nah yanna26, she was talking to you. But I wish i would get some answers to my question, ive looked all over the Internet and can't find much info on it.  =(
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1676569 tn?1390278153
WELL IM KEEPING MY FINGERS CROSSED AND PRAYING FOR U SPRINKLING BABY DUST YOUR WAY
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1615840 tn?1311193791
Thank you sweetie-pie! Tons of baby dust to you!!!
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A short luteal phase can prevent you from conceiving.  My suggestion is to go see your doctor and get some blood work done.  OPK's are no where near 100%.  Your doctor can tell you if you're ovulating and when.  In addition to that, he could give you some advice on extending your luteal phase.  10 - 12 days is better but ideal it would be around 14 days.  Implantation occurs anywhere from 6 - 12 days past ovulation.  If you're only having a 7 - 9 day phase its very likely that the embryo doesn't have enough time to implant.  

It could be something as simple as low progesterone or thin lining.  
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1615840 tn?1311193791
Thank you for your response! I realize me LP is too short which is why I was taking the b vitamins but I'm on CD 20 now and still haven't gotten a strong positive on OPK. Now I've stopped the b vitamins about 6 days ago and I've decided to try natural progesterone cream for a couple of months before going to the doctor (I'm not ready for that step just yet). So you can get negative OPKs and still ovulate? We are still BDing but I can't start my progesterone cream until after I ovulate, so how will I know when it's ok to start the cream??? Ugh, this is frustrating!
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