Anovulation means not ovulating. Anovulation happens when the ovaries do not release an oocyte during a menstrual cycle and ovulation does not take place.

Ovulation and the Menstrual Cycle

The timing of the menstrual cycle and ovulation is one of the most important things a woman should understand about her body since it is the determining factor in getting pregnant. ... read more »

Multivitamins May Decrease Ovulatory Infertility

Regular use of multivitamin supplements may decrease the risk of ovulatory infertility. ... read more »

Anovulation: Why Am I Not Ovulating?

Anovulation, or not ovulating, is the #1 cause of female infertility and usually leads to infertility and menstrual cycle irregularities. ... read more »

Ovulation The BIG O: What Is It And Why It's Important

"How do I know whether I am ovulating?" is one of the most important and frequent questions we get on BabyMed. There are several ways to find out if you are ovulating. Some of these you can do yourself at home. Others require help from your doctor. ... read more »

What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

PCOS is the most common hormonal reproductive problem, and it can cause infertility. ... read more »

Medical Therapy in Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

PCOS is characterized by oligo-amenorrhea, clinical and/or biochemical hyperandrogenism, polycystic ovaries, and, often, morbid obesity. ... read more »

Infertility and Fertility Issues - Clomid Pregnancy

babyMed provides fertility and infertility information and tips to couples trying to get pregnant. We also provide fertility tools to improve your chances of having a healthy pregnancy. ... read more »

Early Pregnancy Bleeding

Why would I have spotting or bleeding in early pregnancy? ... read more »

The BIG O - It's All About Ovulation

Ovulation is the release of an egg from the ovary. Ovulation is essential when trying to get pregnant and unless you are pregnant your period usually begins 14 days after ovulation ... read more »

Missed Menstrual Periods And Amenorrhea

On average, women have between 11 and 13 menstrual cycles, or periods, each year. For some women, 11 is far too many and others would love to have only 13 periods. ... read more »

Amenorrhea - Missing Your Period - Pregnancy Diagnosis

Amenorrhea is the absence of a menstrual period. Missing your regular menstrual period is for most women the very first early pregnancy sign. ... read more »

Late Period - Negative Pregnancy Test

Late Period: Negative Pregnancy Test. There are two reasons for having a negative pregnancy test and having a late period: You did not ovulate anovulation or you did too early a pregnancy testing. ... read more »

Anovulation (No Ovulation) Causes

Reasons for not ovulating (anovulation) inlcude polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), premature ovarian failure, and hypothalamic amenorrhea. ... read more »

How Many Months Can Clomid Be Taken?

How many months can Clomid be taken? Clomid is an oral fertility medication used to induce ovulation in women who have are not ovulating to help them get pregnant. ... read more »

Polycystic Ovarian Disease and Being Able to Conceive

PCOD (Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease) can make it harder for a woman to become pregnant as menstrual cycles and ovulation are often disrupted by the small cysts on the ovaries associated with the disease. ... read more »

Fertile Despite PCOS

Can I be fertile and have PCOS? ... read more »

Diagnosis of PCOS

How can you diagnose if I have PCOS? ... read more »

Detecting Ovulation Issues With OPK

Ovulation issues and detection of ovulation such as with OPKs and typical ovulation symptoms are among the most important issues in trying to get pregnant couples. ... read more »

Anovulation - Tests to do when you are not ovulating

The main symptoms of women who do not ovulate (anovulation) is having no period  (amenorrhea) or having irregular periods or bleeding. Here are the tests that are usually done when you are suspected of not ovulating: Laboratory Studies for Anovulation The very first test to do is a pregnancy test as pregnancy must first be excluded as a cause of not having a period. ... read more »

I Took Provera And Still Didn't Get My Period

I have no period and did not bleed at all even after taking Provera. What does this mean? ... read more »

Ovulation - It's All About the BIG O

At the beginning of a menstrual cycle, several ovarian follicles begin to mature and develop in the ovaries under the influence of pituitary hormones. ... read more »

Anovulation - Why Some Women Don’t Ovulate

Ovulation is necessary for getting pregnant, and some women have trouble getting pregnant because they do not ovulate (anovulation). ... read more »

Tests Before Starting Clomiphene (Clomid)

Before starting Clomid you need to make sure there is no male infertility, no ovarian cysts, and that FSH and liver functions are normal. ... read more »

Clomid

When you do not ovulate you often need medications to help you ovulate. Clomid, also known as clomiphene citrate, is most commonly prescribed medication to women to cause ovulation. It is usually taken for 5 days early on in the cycle (it is a pill). ... read more »

What is an Ovulation Predictor Kit (OPK)?

OPK stands form Ovulation Predictor Kit. The OPK is a test that checks your urine for the presence of LH, luteinizing hormone. ... read more »

Present Concept of Unexplained Infertility

Unexplained infertility is the failure to conceive of a couple in whom no definitive cause for infertility can be found and it has an incidence of 10-20% in all infertile couples. ... read more »

Not Enough Cervical Mucus

Q: Is this a problem to not have enough cervical mucus  when we TTC? ... read more »

Anovulation: Not Ovulating- An Overview

Anovulation refers to a condition in women in which an egg is not released from the ovaries. It is the #1 cause of female infertility. ... read more »

Infertility is When You Have Problems Getting Pregnant

A couple is considered to be infertile if they have not conceived after 12 consecutive months of unprotected intercourse (6 months if the woman is over 35 years old) or earlier if there are known issues. If pregnancy does not happen as expected, or there are are infertility issues, both  male and female partners need to get tested for fertility. ... read more »

Missed Period - Negative Pregnancy Test

My pregnancy test is negative ... read more »

Iron Intake Diet and Risk of Ovulatory Infertility

Consumption of diet with iron supplements and nonheme iron from other sources may decrease the risk of ovulatory infertility. ... read more »

Does PCOS Put Women at Risk for Other Conditions?

Women with PCOS can be at an increased risk for developing several other conditions. Irregular menstrual periods and the absence of ovulation causes women to produce the hormone estrogen, but not the hormone progesterone. ... read more »

Obesity and Reproduction: Impact and Intervention

Obese women undergoing fertility treatment should lose weight and be advised about fertility and pregnancy risks of obesity. ... read more »

Causes of Amenorrhea

I had no menstrual period for 2 months. What could be the cause? ... read more »

No Menstrual Period and Not Pregnant?

If you have amenorrhea and you don't have a period and are not pregnant, then certain tests can be done to find out why you are not getting your period. ... read more »

Is Ovulation (or Pre-Ovulation) Bleeding Normal?

Sometimes, during ovulation or shortly before, a woman may experience ovulation bleeding, which is different from the regular menstrual flow. ... read more »

Folate May Improve Ferility for Premenopausal Women

These findings suggest that a diet high in synthetic folate may be associated with increased progesterone levels and lower risk of sporadic anovulation. Further study of the effect of dietary folate and folic acid supplement use on reproductive health is warranted. ... read more »

Daily Fiber Intake and Reproductive Function

A diet high in fiber is significantly associated with decreased hormone concentrations and a higher probability of anovulation. Further study of the effect of fiber on reproductive health and of the effect of these intakes in reproductive-aged women is warranted. ... read more »

Worms May Hold Key to Fertility

Worms (nematodes) had a surprising gift to reproduce sex cells and viable eggs. ... read more »

Effect of Sporadic Anovulation on Ovulatory Hormone Levels

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. ... read more »

Ovulation Induction Management of PCOS

Among PCOS patients who are overweight or obese, weight loss is the most physiologic method of inducing ovulation. ... read more »

What is Infertility?

Infertility is defined as someone who can not get pregnant within a 12 month time period. ... read more »

Difference Between Ovulation and Anovulation

What is anovulation? What is the difference between ovulation and anovulation? ... read more »

Period Without Ovulation

Is it possible to get my period without ovulation? ... read more »

Missed Period Amenorrhea and Negative HPT Home Pregnancy Test

I am seven days late with a negative pregnancy test. What could it be? ... read more »

Low Basal Body Temperatures (BBT)

What could low basal body temperatures (BBT) mean? ... read more »

Infertility Causes - Women

There are many infertility causes for women, and testing is required to find out the reason for infertility. ... read more »

What Is Unexplained Infertility?

Unexplained infertility is diagnosed when all traditional infertility test have been found to be normal. ... read more »

Carbohydrates and Infertility

The amount and quality of carbohydrate in diet may be important determinants of ovulation and fertility in healthy women. ... read more »

Vegetarian Diet: Can It Lead To Infertility?

Does a vegetarian diet lead to infertility? In one study, 9 healthy, normal-weight women who had regular ovulatory menstrual cycles followed a vegetarian diet and 9 followed a non-vegetarian diet. ... read more »

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