Ovulation stimulation is most often performed in patients with polycystic ovaries (PCOS) and irregular periods, provided that the partner’s spermogram is normal.
The goal of stimulation is to obtain one egg cell that will help couple to try to achieve pregnancy naturally. The ovaries are stimulated with pills or injections with a low dose of hormones.
Stimulation drugs mimic natural hormones – follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) – in order to cause ovulation. Taken orally, these drugs promote ovulation by influencing the pituitary gland to make more FSH and LH, which causes the follicle to grow with the egg.
In the case of administration of these drugs in the form of injections, direct stimulation of the ovaries is performed in order to produce more eggs. In addition, certain injections affect the maturation of the eggs and their release during ovulation. With such injections, the risk of multiple conception is higher.
The use of these drugs carries with it certain risks such as multiple pregnancy, hyperstimulation of the ovaries, etc. That is why prior consultation with a doctor is mandatory. Doctor will determine a proper treatment and will prescribe an adequate dose of the medicine.
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