Ovulation induction

Ovulation induction aims to stimulate just one or two eggs 

Ovulation induction


Ovulation induction

Whereas ovarian stimulation for IVF and ICSI aims to produce several eggs for collection (in women who are usually ovulating), ovulation induction aims to stimulate just one (or two) in women who are not ovulating normally. The treatment is most often used in women with polycystic ovarian syndrom (PCOS), a condition characterised by multiple ovarian cysts, irregular or absent periods, and high levels of male (androgen) hormones.

The treatment is a course of fertility hormones to stimulate the ovaries to produce a mature follicle, and then timed intercourse to coinide with ovulation. But, most women with PCOS react very sensitively to fertility drugs, there is a real risk of multiple follicle production and multiple pregnancy. Regular monitoring with ultrasound and hormone measurements is therefore necessary to ensure only one or two follicles are developing.

Cumulative results from several cycles of treatment can be very high.  Contact the LWC North East for more information or speak to a specialist.

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