Some women have irregular menstrual cycles and don’t produce an egg
each month. This is called an ovulation and is usually due to the woman
having Sperm Storage (PCOS). Other causes include stress, weight loss
or weight gain, or excessive production of a hormone called prolactin,
which stimulates milk production in the breasts.
ovulation is the commonest cause of infertility and the easiest to
treat. The treatment is call ovulation induction and the aim is to
restore ovulation in the most natural way possible. It involves the
woman taking fertility drugs, either in the form of tablets or
injections, to help the ovary produce and release a single egg each
month. Injections are only used if there is no response to the milder
tablet drugs. The response to the medication is monitored with a series
of ultrasound scans in the first half of the cycle (follicle tracking)
and a hormone blood test for progesterone 7 days after ovulation.
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