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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Pergonal (Overview)

Pergonal is a women's health and pregnancy agent.


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What is a typical reaction for pergonal (menotropins) injections?

What is a typical reaction for pergonal (menotropins) injections?

Pergonal (menotropins): I wasn't sure pergonal (menotropins) was still available! the usual reaction is controlled ovarian hyperstimulation; its been around since early 1960s and very safe/effective. Side effects are minor: pain at injection site, bruising, infrequently itching. If used and monitotred properly adverse reactions are quite rare; ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is uncommon at under 1%. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Pergonal (Overview)

Pergonal is a women's health and pregnancy agent.


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What are the side effects of pergonal (menotropins) ?

What are the side effects of pergonal (menotropins) ?

Multiple eggs: The gonadotropins are relatively free of symptomatic side effects, the most being ovarian enlargement from follicle growth. This can lead to feelings of fullness and bloating. There is also a chance of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and multiple pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is a typical reaction for pergonal (menotropins) injections?

Pergonal (menotropins): I wasn't sure pergonal (menotropins) was still available! the usual reaction is controlled ovarian hyperstimulation; its been around since early 1960s and very safe/effective. Side effects are minor: pain at injection site, bruising, infrequently itching. If used and monitotred properly adverse reactions are quite rare; ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is uncommon at under 1%. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of pergonal (menotropins) ?

Multiple eggs: The gonadotropins are relatively free of symptomatic side effects, the most being ovarian enlargement from follicle growth. This can lead to feelings of fullness and bloating. There is also a chance of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and multiple pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are gonadotropins?

What are gonadotropins?

Fertility treatment: Gonadotropin hormones affect the ovaries or testes - fsh or follicle stimulating hormone and lh or luteinizing hormone. These are used for fertility treatment: for women undergoing in vitro fertilization (ivf) to cause production of multiple eggs, for ovulation induction or superovulation (releasing more than one egg), or for low hormone levels (hypogonadism) in women or men trying to conceive. ...Read more

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What are the risks of taking injectable gonadotropins?

What are the risks of taking injectable gonadotropins?

Multiple Pregnancy: Injectable gonadotropins - fertility shots - brand names gonal f, (follitropin alfa) follistim, menopur, repronex, puregon, bravelle, etc are FSH and sometimes lh. Your brain makes these hormones already. Giving more hormone will encourage your body to make more than one egg at a time. The biggest risk from these drugs is multiple pregnancy. Multiple pregnancy is risky for mom and for babies. ...Read more

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How are gonadotropins usually taken?

Daily injection: All are given as injections, once daily is common. Some stimulation protocols call for multiple daily shots. Somewhere between 5-to-11 total days is also typical, but this can also vary depending on the clinical specifics of the patient and the preferences of the doctor. ...Read more

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What releases anterior pituitary gonadotropins?

What releases anterior pituitary gonadotropins?

Gonadotropes: Fsh and lh are pituitary gonadotropins, they are released in response to pulsatile signals of gnrh from the hypothalamus. The cells that store and release them are sometimes called gonadotropes. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Chenette
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Gonadotropins (Definition)

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