Tag: gonadotropins


Lack of ovulation

Women suffering from anovulation are unable to release mature eggs from the ovary. There is a lack of viable oocytes and fertilization cannot be reached.

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False pregnancy or pseudocyesis

Unconditional desire for getting pregnant

False pregnancy occurs in women who think they are pregnant. They can even notice the pregnancy symptoms, although they are not actually pregnant. There have also been cases of men who have experienced it.

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Endometriosis and fertility

Female sterility due to endometriosis

This illness may cause sterility due to several reasons: it aters the hormonal levels of women (producing irregularities in the ovarian cycle) and furthermore, it can provoke difficulties when it comes to the implantation of the embryo.

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Study about semen and obesity

Higher number of leptin receptors

With this study what is intended is to analyze the effects that obesiy produces in fertility. It’s been proved that male with a high body mass index present seminal alterations due to their high weight.

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Injecting Luveris

Luveris is prescribed to women in assisted reproduction to hyperstimulte the ovarian cycle in a controlled way in order to increase the success of the treatments.

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Ovulation induction in IVF

Ovulation induction

It is necessary that woman undergoes controlled ovarian hyperstimulation in order to obtain more oocytes which can be fertilised and to perform the in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment.

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Effects of GnRH analogues

Effects on assisted reproduction

These hormonal compounds are chemically similar to GnRH hormone, responsible for stimulating the pituitary gland. They are used as medicines to induce ovulation in assisted reproduction.

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Gonadotropins are hormones secreted by the pituitary gland after the stimulation of GnRH pulses. Gonadotropins are produced by men and women and they regulate the reproductive cycle in both cases, although they do not have the same levels of gonadotropins and the actions regulated are different in each case. There are three types of gonadotropic hormones: FSH, LH, and hCG.

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