30 to 40% of infertile women have problems with ovulation. An egg has to be released from the ovary each month in the middle of the cycle to have the opportunity to be fertilized in the tube and subsequently implant in the uterus to develop into a pregnancy. Ovulation can be induced by a variety of different medications. Your physician will discuss which treatment regime is right for you.
Candidates for Ovulation Induction
Many women are candidates for ovulation induction. Women who ovulate infrequently or who do not ovulate at all are most benefitted by undergoing ovulation induction through different fertility drugs depending upon their exact etiology for having ovulation difficulty. Women with unexplained infertility who ovulate regularly can also be treated with ovulation induction to increase the number of ovulations per cycle to give them better odds in achieving a conception. Ovulation Induction is also used for patients undergoing an IVF cycle to maximize the egg production. The probabilities of complications such as the Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) are minimized when patients are monitored carefully, but can still occur.