Treating ovulation issues

Fertility Specialist Richard Marrs, MD, explains the signs that indicate ovulation issues in women, how they are tested for, and how to treat ovulation irregularities
Ovulation Issues - Definition, Testing, and Treating Ovulation Issues
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Treating ovulation issues

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If a woman doesn't ovulate, one of the first signs we can tell from that as to her period is that she doesn't have regular periods. If a woman who have regular menstrual cycles are usually ovulating. Women that have irregular cycles, either don't ovulate on a proper timing or they don't ovulate at all. We treat those type of patients very simply, normally with clomiphene citrate, which is a pill that will normalize ovulation. If that doesn't work in certain cases of ovulatory dysfunction, women will take natural FSH, follicle stimulating hormone, and luteinizing hormone which are the two hormones in the pituitary gland that create ovulation within the ovarian follicle system. So we have the method of simple or more complex ways of correcting women who don't ovulate properly.
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Fertility Specialist Richard Marrs, MD, explains the signs that indicate ovulation issues in women, how they are tested for, and how to treat ovulation irregularities

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Richard Marrs, MD

Fertility Specialist

Dr. Richard Marrs is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist. He studied medicine and trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Texas before moving to Southern California to study Reproductive Endocrinology. While at the University of Southern California, he developed one of the country’s first IVF programs, which is responsible for the second IVF birth in the United States and the first birth from cryopreserved embryos in the United States in 1986. He is internationally recognized for his contributions to the development of IVF. He has published over 200 papers and books in the area of Reproductive Endocrinology and In Vitro Fertilization and is a prominent figure in the national and international infertility communities. In 1996, he published a book for couples called the Dr. Richard Marrs' Fertility Book: America's Leading Infertility Expert Tells You Everything You Need to Know About Getting Pregnant.

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