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Ovulation Disorders

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Fertility medication is often the first line of treatment

At the beginning of a menstrual cycle, an egg begins to develop in the ovary. Ovulation is the release of a woman’s egg after approximately two weeks of growth. Anovulation — the lack of normal, regular ovulation — and ovulation disorders are present in up to 20 percent of infertile couples. There are several disorders associated with ovulation dysfunction, with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) being the most common.

Ovulation Disorders

Women with ovulation disorders are typically given fertility drugs as the first line of treatment. While there are a variety of fertility drugs designed to stimulate follicle growth and egg development, all have the same goal: to induce ovulation. Your doctor will determine which drug, or combination of drugs, best addresses your specific infertility issue.


Femara Trumps Clomid as Ovulation Drug, Study Finds

July 11, 2014

A Penn State Division of Reproductive Endocrinology study finds that Femara increases rate of ovulation, has greater number of resulting pregnancies, and fewer incidences of twin pregnancies in women with PCOS.

What Is Diminished Ovarian Reserve?

Ed Marut M.D. at Fertility Centers of Illinois discusses what is diminished Ovarian Reserve.

What is Fertility Treatment for Diminished Ovarian Reserve?

Ed Marut M.D. at Fertility Centers of Illinois discusses treatment for diminished Ovarian Reserve.

Kim Kardashian Admits to Infertility While Khloe Plans for Spring Fertility Treatments

a blog by Claire, January 16, 2013

As if we didn't feel bad enough for poor Khloe Kardashian in the face of never-ending Kardashian pregnancy announcements, now we're hearing that Kim Kardashian believed she too would have difficulty conceiving. Interesting news coming from the girl who claimed she would not plan for a family until her divorce from Kris Humphries was finalized, but ultimately became pregnant with Kanye West’s baby just in time for the New Year’s Eve ball to drop.

Ovulation Disorders: Who Has Them and How To Treat Them

November 16, 2012

Ovulation disorders plague approximately 20% of couples trying to conceive. The most common ovulation disorder is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), which affects up to 10% of reproductive aged women. However, conditions like high prolactin, hypoactive or hyperactive thyroid conditions, or exercise and diet induced hypothalamic amenorrhea can also impact ovulation.

New Treatment Restores Ovulation

Science Daily,  Oct 17, 2012

A study published by the Journal of Clinical Investigation has found that a hormone released by neurons in the brain may restore ovulation when used as a fertility treatment for prolactin-induced anovulation.

Prolactin is the hormone responsible for milk production and has been dubbed a “natural birth control” for breastfeeding women. However, high levels of prolactin, or hyperprolactinemia, is undesirable in women trying to conceive. In both of these instances, prolactin inhibits ovulation.


Female Fertility Affects Male Speech Patterns

Marie Claire,  Feb 22, 2012

Researchers from the Florida State University conducted a study into how male speech patterns varied when speaking to women at different stages in their menstrual cycle. The study found that men tended to vary their sentence structure more when conversing with a woman who was more fertile. The data surprised researchers as previous studies showed evidence that when men are attracted to women they are inclined tomirror their speech patterns. Results suggest that men show off their conversational abilities in order to boost their credentials as potential partners.


Can I Get Pregnant if I am Not Ovulating or Not Ovulating Regularly?

There are a number of reasons a woman may not be ovulating or ovulating regularly - from thyroid issues to PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). Dr. David Keenan, a fertility doctor with Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine explains how these conditions may be treated.

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