Ovulation - When Does it Happen After an hCG Injection?

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Ovulation happens on average 38 hours after an HCG injection, with a range of 34 and 46 hours. hCG Human Chorionic Honadotropin is usually know as the pregnancy hormone, but hCG injections are often given shortly before ovulation to stimulate the ovary to release the egg.

In one study called: "Time interval from human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) injection to follicular rupture." by Andersen AG, Als-Nielsen B, Hornnes PJ, Franch Andersen L published in 1995 in the journal Human Reproduction the authors studied exactly when ovulation happened after hCg injection.

They found that the mean time interval from HCG administration to first follicular rupture was 38.3 h. The earliest was 34 hours and the latest was 46 hours after HCG injection.
This information helps couples and doctors decide when to do IUI intrauterine insemination and when to make love after HCG injections.