Ovulation

Some women will ovulate occasionally rather than regularly or not at all. Very often these women will have irregular and sporadic menstrual cycles.This can often be treated simply with a tablet called Clomid/Serophene. Some people will not respond to this and will require daily injections of gonadotrophic hormones. These are known by the trade name of Puregon or Gonal F. This is a highly effective treatment. There is an increased risk of multiple pregnancy with this treatment and it is usual to monitor this with ultrasound assessment and / or blood tests to avoid this. One can generally achieve pregnancy rates of approximately 70% over a few cycles of treatment. Some of these patients may have other problems with their fertility which necessitates more complex approaches.

 

Ovulation