Tag: number of oocytes

Low ovarian response

Recovered oocytes

Some women undergoing ovarian stimulation have a low response. Although it may be due to several causes, maybe the medications being used for stimulation should be replaced or perhaps the woman is a poor-responder.

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Preparing for ovarian stimulation

Transvaginal ultrasound

The moment a woman decides to undergo an assisted reproduction treatment, a hormonal treatment that will stimualte the production of eggs and prepare the endometrium, should be started.

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Ovarian reserve

Number of oocytes

The term “ovarian reserve” refers to the number of oocytes a woman has. Unlike men, women are born with a fixed egg reserve; from puberty onward, an egg will mature each month until the reserve is empty.

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LH peak triggers ovulation

The luteinising hormone is a type of gonadotropin hormone. It is secreted by the pituitary gland thanks to GnRH action and it is one of the responsibles for regulating woman’s reproductive cycle.

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Number of eggs obtained

Ovulation and number of oocytes obtained

After assisted reproductive treatments which require controlled ovarian stimulation, an ovarian drilling is performed in order to remove the eggs, and then counting them in order to know the number of eggs obtained.

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