Ovulation induction

FERTILITY TREATMENT TO STIMULATE FOLLICLE (EGG) DEVELOPMENT


Introduction of fertility medication to promote ovulation

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What is Ovulation Induction?

If ovulation is not occurring, then fertility drugs may be administered after the onset of menstruation to help to stimulate normal follicle development.

The simplest treatment is with fertility tablets (Clomiphene or Letrozole), which are both given for five days starting within the first few days of the period. The response to these fertility drugs is then monitored by ultrasound scans and a blood test to confirm ovulation. If this proves effective you may be able to continue these tablets without further monitoring for 6 months.

Fertility tablets are not always effective and more powerful fertility injections may be necessary to stimulate follicle development in the ovaries. With these more potent fertility drugs there is a greater risk of excessive follicle growth and, therefore, the chances of a multiple pregnancy are greater.

At The Lister Fertility Clinic women receiving fertility injections are always monitored by ultrasound scans and blood tests.

Why monitor your menstrual cycle?

If a woman has an irregular menstrual cycle or ovulation isn't happening, monitoring her cycle with ultrasound scans and hormone assessments may help to identify the fertile time of the month and so improve the chances of a natural conception.

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Ovulation induction Consultants

Mr Osama Naji

Mr Osama Naji

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Mr Benjamin Jones

Mr Benjamin Jones

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Miss Leila Hanna

Miss Leila Hanna

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Ms Lubna Haque

Ms Lubna Haque

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Our Ovulation induction locations

Lister Fertility Clinic at The Portland Hospital

Lister Fertility Clinic at The Portland Hospital

215 Great Portland Street W1W 5PN London
Lister Fertility Clinic

Lister Fertility Clinic

Chelsea Bridge Road SW1W 8RH London

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