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what are the usual symptoms of anovulation?

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Dr. Victor Beshay
Fertility Medicine 20 years experience
Irregular cycles: When ovulation is not taking place appropriately, the menstrual cycle will reflect that. In women who are anovulatory, their cycles will be irregular and unpredictable. Some women may even stop having periods altogether. Irregular cycles should be evaluated by your doctor to assess for the underlying cause.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
No periods: Ovulation is the necessary step to have a spontaneous menstrual period. Following normal ovulation the hormone Progesterone rises significantly for roughly 2 weeks; if no pregnancy occurs, Progesterone falls and a period begins. In anovulation menstruation cannot occur, so periods are irregular or absent altogether. The only reliable symptom suggestive of anovulation is missed periods.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the typical effects of chronic anovulation?

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Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
No periods: Amenorrhea (no menstrual period) is the most common effect. Long-term absence of menstrual period can cause bone loss and may influence the future risk of heart disease.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What can cause anovulation?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
At your age: It is common, due to the ovaries not functioning properly, if you want pg you need to see a reprodcutive endocrinlogist( infert specailist asap) as u may not have much ovariamnfunction left and u will probably need shots to get preg.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: anovulation?

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Dr. Osbert Fernandez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Anovulation: Anovulation is a fancy term for not ovulating. It means an egg or oocyte was not produced during the cylce.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the solutions for anovulation?

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Dr. Joseph Pena
Fertility Medicine 25 years experience
It depends: There is a wide variety of etiologies for anovulation. And the solution may not only depend on the etiology, but what exactly is the "problem" anovulation is causing. Is the problem heavy periods, irregular periods, absence of periods, endometrial hyperplasia, infertility, etc. It is best to seek gyn consultation for evaluation and proper management of anovulation.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

What could cause annovulation if all my tests are normal?

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Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
One would have to: Know the tests. They tested for premature menopause. You likely are not ovulating do to pcos which is more a clinical diagnosis. See if they drew a fasting Insulin level, if elevated and you read about pcos, it may help u to ovulate. If you have pcos you at 2x the risk of a mood or stress problem. Good news i'd that buproprion with metformin is good for wt loss if needed, go low, slow.Gdluc.

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