What hormone is used in the fertility treatment of women?

FSH. Follicle stimulating hormone. It is normally released from the pituitary and makes the follicles in the ovaries grow. The follicles produce estrogen and eggs.
Fertility meds. Medications used for fertility are: Clomid (clomiphene) (non-steroidal antiestrogen), HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), and gonadotropins (hmg containing fsh/lh)and (fsh alone).

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Could you please describe the different hormones used in fertility treatment and some side effects?

FSH. There is a spectrum of responses: No effects, mild to none to mood swings. Some women can have complications from the meds: hyperstimulation. Drugs: (FSH) - To stimulate egg growth (Follistim/Gonal-F/Bravelle/Menopur) (LH/hCG) - To ovulate (Ovidrel/Pregnyl/Novarel/hCG) GnRH/GnRH Antagonist - To prevent ovulation. Read more...

At what age should clinics stop providing fertility treatment to women?

Good question. There is really no answer to that question. It is very individual and depends on a persons personal, social and healthy history as well as their reproductive history. At most fertility centers age 50 starts to trigger some more testing and caution and age 60 is likely a deal breaker. Read more...

If a women had been taking fertility treatment for egg growth and has stopped taking any treatment for a yr. What are the chances of her conception.

Natural fertility. Fertility treatments usually enhance fertility for the period of time that you are taking them. Once you are off fertility drugs your chances of conceiving are back to your baseline . If you are not pregnant after. Read more...

Why is fertility treatment risky for a woman who is not producing enough of her own eggs?

Overstimulation. Hyperstimulation may cause too many eggs developing at the same time forming large cysts. For long term use, it may be associated with increased risk of ovarian cancer. Read more...

Can you please explain why fertility treatment is risky for a woman who is not producing eggs?

Shouldn't be. Fertility treatment if done properly should not be risky at all. What you need to do is find out what is causing you to not produce eggs. Then determine what your treatment options are and what is your likelyhood of achieving a success pregnancy. Again fertility treatment should not be risky. Read more...

Should stop providing fertility treatment to lesbian and single women?

Another Forum. This does not appear to be medically related question, since either staus is not a medical issue. Perhaps you would find another forum suitable for this type if discussion. Read more...