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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Low Basal Body Temperatures (BBT)

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

Protein Intake and Ovulatory Infertility

Replacing animal sources of protein with vegetable sources of protein may reduce ovulatory infertility risk. ... read more »

Why Is My Cycle Over 45 Days?

My cycle is over 45 days long, What does it mean if I want to get pregnant? The length of regular menstrual cycles is determined by when you ovulate. ... read more »

Can Obesity Prevent Ovulation?

Can obesity prevent ovulation? The presence of adipose or fat tissue in obese women leads to a decrease of sex hormone binding globulin, and an increase in androgens (male hormones). ... read more »

Hypothyroidism - Anovulation

I have a low thyroid condition, can that be a cause of my ovulation problems? ... read more »

No Bleeding After Provera

Provera is often given as the 'Progesterone (Provera) Challenge Test' to women who have no period and who are not pregnant. ... read more »

Long Menstrual Cycle and Basal Body Temperature BBT

The first thing to do if you have a long menstrual cycle is you should confirm that you are not pregnant by doing a pregnancy test. ... read more »

Bleeding After Provera

What could be wrong if I am bleeding after Provera? You likely had what is known as 'withdrawal bleeding' after the progesterone challenge test. ... read more »

Spotting - What are the Causes?

What are the causes of spotting? There are many possible reasons, and a check-up with your doctor will help find out why you are experiencing spotting. Here are some causes. ... read more »

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