The IVF process is complex and works
best when it addresses the unique medical situation of the patient. A recent study suggests customization may lead to greater success when
the dosage of some IVF medications are adjusted to the weight of the
Researchers from the Eunice Shriver Kennedy National Institute of
Child Health and Human Development recently published a study on hormone
levels in women experiencing anovulation. The study was published in
the journal Human Reproduction.
Researchers compared ovarian response to various factors, including anti-mullerian hormone (AMH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), estradiol level (E2) and luteinizing hormone (LH).
The first half of the fertility cycle is when the follicle stimulating hormone stimulates maturation of an egg. As the egg is maturing, estrogen levels rise causing the luteinizing hormone to increase. The luteinizing hormone forces the egg out of the follicle where maturation occurs.
Pregnancy in childhood cancer survivors could be riskier than previously thought. Chances of premature labor, early delivery and hemorrhage are higher in certain cancer cases.
An ovulation prediction kit or OPK is created to measure the amount of luteinizing hormone in the urine.
Ovulation prediction kits OPK are sensitive to the luteinizing hormone (LH). While most medications will have no effect on the test results, there are a certain sector of medications that can have a very real effect.
Using an ovulation prediction kit is very similar to using an at home pregnancy test. The kits are designed with sticks that are used to collect urine directly from the urine stream. If the woman is not comfortable urinating on the stick, a sterile container can be used to collect the urine and the stick dipped into the urine for five to twenty seconds.
An ovulation predictor kit or OPK is an at home test you can use to measure the amount of luteinizing hormone LH your body is producing. Just before ovulation, there will be an increase in the production of this LH hormone.
Is it possible that my Ovulation Preditor Kit (OPK) was positive without ovulation?
What are the normal values for fertility and infertility laboratory test results?
Which is better OPK or BBT?