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Ovulation cycle Induction

Ovulation induction involves the use of medication to stimulate development of one or more mature follicles (where eggs develop) in the ovaries of women who have anovulation and infertility. These women do not regularly develop mature follicles without help from ovulation enhancing drugs.

There are four basic types of medication that are used to induce ovulation. Treatment with these drugs has the potential to result in pregnancy if the woman has good quality eggs remaining in her ovaries, and if other causes of infertility are not present.

Gonadotrpin releasing hormone (Lupron) Injection Instructions:

  • Clomiphene Citrate (Clomid)

    An oral medication used to induce ovulation in women who do not ovulate on their own by encouraging the body to produce more follicle stimulate hormone (FSH). Most commonly used if a woman has irregular or long menstrual cycles.

  • Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
    Hormone injections of FSH can be used to stimulate the number of follicles that develop in the ovary and therefore the number of eggs that are ovulated during a cycle. Another hormone Human chorionoc gonadotropin (hCG) may be used in injection form to trigger ovulation once the follicles have developed.

There are few side effects associated with ovulation induction, but they include:

  • Risk for multiple births
  • Hot flashes
  • Hyper-stimulation
  • Nausea
  • Bloating
  • Headache
  • Uterine bleeding

Severity of the same may vary from patient to patient.

Induction initiation and Tracking at our center

  • At our center each patients gets a personalized ovulation stimulation treatment plan basis their initial examination, report findings of husband and wife. Couple is explained about the same and an informed consent before treatment initiation is done.
  • Once treatment starts, a trans-vaginal ultrasound is performed at regular intervals and drug dosages are adjusted accordingly. A monitoring card is issued to every patient and all findings are recorded on the same day for easy reference. Patient is required empty bladder before follicle monitoring study is carried out.
  • Hospital offers a follicle monitoring package to facilitate patients.
  • It is very important that patients do not compare their outcomes with other patients. This may cause unnecessary anxiety. Each person may respond differently to the same treatment.