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'human chorionic gonadotropin'
human chorionic gonadotropin
Fertility drugs given to egg donors for ovarian stimulation
Ovulation-stimulating drugs are subcutaneously injected medications containing hormones. They are self-administered before ovum pick-up.
Beta hCG levels during pregnancy
To find out whether a woman is pregnant, taking a pregnancy test based on the detection of the beta hCG hormone is required. Generally, values above 25 mIU/ml when a woman is 1-2 weeks pregnant are considered to be...
When to take a pregnancy test
Pregnancy tests are highly accurate as long as they are done the first day after you period is delayed, or 15 days after engaging in sexual activity without contraception. However, blood tests are more accurate...
Advantages of hCG
The use of medications containing hCG for ovulation induction therapy among women undergoing an assisted reproduction cycle may have some benefits if compared to other medications.
hCG indications for use
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a sex hormone whose natural function in a woman's body occurs during the menstrual cycle. In addition, it is also administered as a medicine in assisted reproductive treatments.
Effects of hCG
The hCG hormone (human chorionic gonadotropin) is found naturally in women, although it is also used for ovulation induction in assisted reproductive treatments.
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...
Natural evolution of the ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)
The ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome usually disappears as menstruation starts. Thus, once a woman is on her period, OHSS symptoms may go away, starting therefore a normal ovarian cycle.
hCG (Human chorionic gonadotropin)
Beta hCG is generated by placenta. Unless being under artificial ovaric stimulation, there is no possibility to have a false positive within a pregnancy beta hCG test.
Earliest pregnancy symptoms before you miss your period
Most women begin to notice the first pregnancy symptoms since days 7 or 14 after conception.
Implantation takes place in the middle third of the posterior face of the uterus and it happens during a specific period of time in which there is a dialogue between embryo and mother. This moment is called...
Contraindications of Ovitrelle
Ovitrelle is a widely used medicine. Although it has all safety guarantees, there are some situations in which it is not indicated. Thus, treatment with Ovitrelle should be performed under the supervision of a physician.
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