How Successful is Ovulation Induction?

Posted on November 22, 2017 by NYRW

Ovulation induction can be very successful for properly selected patients. In fact, ovulation induction can help a woman achieve normal rates of fertility. The key to success is choosing a NY fertility specialist and clinic. The best fertility clinics will first conduct a detailed exam and testing to ensure you are a good candidate for this particular type of fertility treatment. If this particular treatment is not ideal for you, we have other methods of enhancing fertility.

The Crucial First Step to Fertility: Expert Fertility Evaluation

Before recommending the best fertility treatment to help you add to your family, your fertility doctor should conduct a comprehensive fertility evaluation. Top fertility experts in NY use this examination to determine the cause of your fertility issues. This meticulous exam, fertility testing and medical history (including fertility history) allows an experienced fertility doctor to choose the best path to conception for you. Enhancing fertility should not involve generic treatment, it requires a dedicated and attentive fertility specialist.

What is Ovulation Induction? How Does It Work?

Ovulation induction refers to the stimulation of egg production. Your ovulation therapy may include hormonal medication, such as hypothyroid medication to treat low thyroid. We also induce ovulation with fertility medicines like a gonadotropin (injections) or clomiphene oral, an estrogen modulating medication. These medications increase egg (ova) production and improve the chance of the egg meeting sperm. Your actual medication strategy, or combination, will be based on your individual details. Induction can be augmented with IUI (intrauterine insemination). After a few attempts (cycles), your fertility doctor may recommend moving on to IVF (in-vitro fertilization) treatment.

Who is a Good Candidate to Benefit from Ovulation Induction in NY?

Ovulation induction to improve your reproductive capability can be effective for women:

  • Who do not ovulate (anovulation) or ovulate infrequently (irregular menstrual cycles).
  • With PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome, enlarged ovaries with cysts).
  • Diagnosed with cervical factor infertility, which occurs when cervical mucus is too thick or not the proper consistency. This makes it difficult for sperm to get through. In some cases, mucus in the cervix may consist of anti-sperm antibodies or may lack sufficient nutrients.
  • With mildly poor egg quality, due to diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) from normal aging or injury/disease.
  • Suffering from endometriosis, in mild cases when uterine tissue grows outside the uterus.
  • When male factor infertility is involved. "Male factors" typically refers to low sperm production, infrequent ejaculation and more.

Learn About Your Best Options from our NY Fertility Specialist

If you're ready to begin your fertility journey in a supportive atmosphere, make an appointment with expert fertility Dr. Gregory Zapantis at New York Reproductive Wellness. Find out if ovulation induction is your best fertility option from an experienced NY specialist. Call our special phone line for new patients at 516-612-8466.



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