Lack of ovulation is the most common cause of female infertility. By inducing ovulation, a mature follicle can be developed and released. Half of all female infertility cases are related to lack of ovulation or irregular ovulation. Development of a primary follicle which is mature and ready to be released can be verified by a progesterone level above 3 ng/ml, preferrably over 10 ng/ml. Subsequent lack of period might indicate the occurrence of pregnancy.
Some of the problems that need to be addressed prior to ovulation induction are issues of overweight or underweight, thyroid dysfunction or high level of prolactin (produced by the pituitary). There is increased risk of multiple pregnancy with some agents utilized for ovulation induction.
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