What is Ovulation Induction?
Ovulation Induction (OI) is one of the most sought-after fertility treatments. In Ovulation Induction process medications are used to cause or regulate ovulation, or increase the number of eggs produced during a cycle, to increase the opportunity for pregnancy, whether normal or assisted.
Application and Procedure of Ovulation Induction
Ovulation Induction treatment is usually recommended for:
- Women with unexplained infertility.
- Women with long, irregular or infrequent cycles.
- Women who are not spontaneously ovulating.
- Couples with male-factor infertility.
Ovulation Induction consists of three processes:-
Stimulation:- In this process the ovaries are stimulated with medication to assist the growth of follicles which produce the eggs.
Monitoring:- The ovarian response is monitored via ultrasounds and blood tests to control the quantity and quality of the follicles
Egg Release:- An injection of HCG hormone is given to the patient is administered to assist with the maturation and release of the eggs from the follicles
Timed sexual intercourse or IUI (Intra-uterine Insemination) is suggested after the procedure to the couple depending on the severity and situation. The potential fertility improvement OI will yield as a procedure yield may depend upon the woman’s age and diagnosis.
Risks associated with Ovulation Induction
Some women may experience an excessive response by their ovaries to the fertility drugs. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) might occurs in a minority of women who overrespond to the medication. Symptoms include severe discomfort, nausea, vomiting, abdominal distension and dehydration. OHSS might cause ovarian selling and discharge and can develop further complications.
Women above 38 and those with tubular blockage or endometriosis must avoid this procedure as it can be unsafe for them.
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