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How Can Fertility Pills Efficacy And Harvesting Be Confirmed?

I am 24years old and have recently been informed that I have cervical cancer. I will be having a radical trachelectomy done...my doctor started me on fertility pills two months ago as I had also stopped producing any eggs. When the sugery is preformed they were going to harvest eggs for me since I will be undergoing chemo treatments after. My question is how can the doctor tell me if the fertility pills have been working...and how can she tell if they can be harvested?
Tue, 16 Jan 2018
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Medicine or hormone treatments are often the first steps in fertility treatment. They are also used for in vitro fertilization and other assisted reproductive technologies.

If you have irregular or no ovulation, using medicine or hormones to stimulate ovulation will increase your chances of pregnancy. But these treatments increase your risk of multiple pregnancy. And that poses health risks to both you and your fetuses. When thinking about a fertility treatment:
Clomiphene (such as Clomid) stimulates the release of hormones that trigger ovulation.
Gonadotropins. These hormone shots stimulate the ovaries to produce mature eggs.
Medicines for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). If you're not ovulating because of PCOS, your doctor might suggest that you take a drug such as metformin along with clomiphene. Learn more about treatment of women who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). It increases the body's production of hormones needed for egg production.
Bromocriptine and cabergoline lower prolactin levels. High levels of prolactin can prevent ovulation.
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogue. This is used for in vitro fertilization.
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Dr DE
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How Can Fertility Pills Efficacy And Harvesting Be Confirmed?

Hi Medicine or hormone treatments are often the first steps in fertility treatment. They are also used for in vitro fertilization and other assisted reproductive technologies. If you have irregular or no ovulation, using medicine or hormones to stimulate ovulation will increase your chances of pregnancy. But these treatments increase your risk of multiple pregnancy. And that poses health risks to both you and your fetuses. When thinking about a fertility treatment: Clomiphene (such as Clomid) stimulates the release of hormones that trigger ovulation. Gonadotropins. These hormone shots stimulate the ovaries to produce mature eggs. Medicines for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). If you re not ovulating because of PCOS, your doctor might suggest that you take a drug such as metformin along with clomiphene. Learn more about treatment of women who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). It increases the body s production of hormones needed for egg production. Bromocriptine and cabergoline lower prolactin levels. High levels of prolactin can prevent ovulation. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogue. This is used for in vitro fertilization. Regards Dr DE