What is Anovulation

When you are diagnosed with Anovulation it means you do not produce a mature egg monthly to be fertilised (ovulate) Women that are diagnosed with this often have a longer or shorter menstrual cycle or missing periods for months or even a few years. The most common cause of this is PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. There are other factors that could also contribute or cause this including, stress, excessive exercise, obesity, birth control, hormone imbalance, thyroid or high testosterone levels and even Premature Ovarian Failure. Even women that ovulate regularly can at some point experience Anovulation once or twice a year. This unfortunately cannot result in a positive pregnancy as No Egg = No Baby. You would then need to seek medical assistance help you ovulate.

Diagnostic Process

Anovulation is diagnosed with bloodworks as well as ultrasound. Your Doctor would recommend you do a ultrasound on day 11 – day 13 to see if you have ovulated. Your blood results will test your hormone levels such as thyroid, progesterone, and prolactin as well as FSH levels.

Treatment Options

Treatment will depend on your diagnosis. If you are diagnosed with PCOS, you’ll probably start with clomiphene citrate (Clomid / Femera (a.k.a. Letrozole and/or Metformin (Glucophage) Your Doctor would normally prescribe Metformin if you are insulin resistant and PCOS is treated with a combination of both. The combination of the two is said to result in higher ovulation rates. Your diagnosis would be adjusted according to your results after every cycle. If your cause of Anovulation is POF, your doctor would recommend a more aggressive treatment including IVF – In-Vitro Fertilization or even donor eggs.

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  • Whitney
    April 22, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    I hv pcos amd on top of that I dont get periods at all. My gyni have prescribed metformin for me as well as birth control tablets. Its been a year and yet nothing. What can I do?

    • Fertility Solutions
      April 30, 2020 at 9:48 am

      Hi Whitney, you can’t fall pregnant if you taking birth control tablets. Birth control stops you from conceiving. We would recommend you try and see a Fertility Specialist. Please email us on for more assistance.

  • Vicky
    April 23, 2020 at 9:11 am

    I have been diagnosed with PCOS and have been trying to convince but nothing happen,please help me.

    • Fertility Solutions
      April 30, 2020 at 9:47 am

      Hi Vicky, we would suggest you speak to a Fertility specialist who would better be able to assist you with a way forward. You can also check out th various fertility products we have on our store to see if there is anything you’d love to try.

  • Nontembeko
    April 23, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    Am an ovulation it’s been 4 years Am 34 years old

    • Fertility Solutions
      April 30, 2020 at 9:44 am

      Hi, we would suggest going to see a Fertility Specialist/doctor to identify if you have got any infertility issues.

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