Ovulation induction

It's a medical treatment that involves stimulating the ovaries to produce and release mature eggs.


Ovulation induction is a medical treatment that involves stimulating the ovaries to produce and release mature eggs. It is commonly used in the field of reproductive medicine to assist women who have difficulty ovulating or who have irregular or absent menstrual cycles. Ovulation induction is often a part of fertility treatments such as intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Here is an overview of the process of ovulation induction:

  1. Initial Assessment: Before starting ovulation induction, a thorough assessment of the woman’s medical history, physical examination, and hormonal profile is conducted. This helps identify any underlying causes of infertility and determine the most appropriate treatment approach.

  2. Monitoring of Ovarian Function: During ovulation induction, the woman’s ovarian function is closely monitored. This typically involves transvaginal ultrasound scans to visualize the ovaries and measure the size and number of follicles (fluid-filled sacs containing the eggs) and blood tests to measure hormone levels.

  3. Medications for Ovarian Stimulation: Ovulation induction involves using medication to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple follicles and eggs. The most commonly used medications are:

    • Clomiphene Citrate: This oral medication is taken for several days early in the menstrual cycle to stimulate the release of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) from the pituitary gland, which in turn stimulates the ovaries to develop and release eggs.

    • Gonadotropins: These are injectable medications that contain FSH and/or luteinizing hormone (LH). They are administered daily for a specific duration to stimulate the growth and development of multiple follicles.

  4. Ovarian Monitoring: Throughout the ovulation induction process, regular ultrasound scans are performed to monitor the growth of follicles. The number and size of follicles are assessed to determine the appropriate timing for triggering ovulation.

  5. Ovulation Trigger: When the follicles have reached a suitable size, a medication called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is administered to trigger ovulation. This ensures that the mature eggs will be released from the ovaries.

  6. Timing of Intercourse or Fertility Treatment: Following the ovulation trigger, timing is crucial for successful conception. Couples may be advised to have timed intercourse or, in certain cases, proceed with IUI or IVF procedures to increase the chances of pregnancy.

It is important to note that ovulation induction should be carried out under the guidance and supervision of a fertility specialist or reproductive endocrinologist. They will monitor the process closely, adjust the medication dosages as needed, and provide personalized care based on the individual’s specific circumstances and fertility goals.


Dr. Indu Madhusudhan

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Speciality : Infertility Specialist, Gynecologist, Obstetrician Experience : 22+ Years Experience
Languages spoken : English, Kannada ,Hindi , Marathi


Dr. Madhusudhan H.R

MS - General Surgery, MCh - Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery, DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery, MNAMS - General Surgery, FRCS - General Surgery, MBBS

Speciality : Infertility Specialist, Gynecologist, Obstetrician Experience : 22+ Years Experience
Languages spoken : English, Kannada ,Hindi , Marathi

Sushma Dasari
Sushma Dasari
It's a gods grace to meet Dr.Indu Madhusudhan, our life has changed completly because of her advices, I am conceived now and expecting a baby in few days. She is extremely patient friendly, polite and smiling in addressing all our concerns. More to it she also made us feel comfortable in communicating freely during the appointments. I would say she is one of the top most gynaecologist with impeccable knowledge. Thank you mam for utmost care and advices.
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vinutha prabhakar
I have known Dr.Indu for over a year now. She is extremely kind and helpful. Patiently addressed all our concerns. She has such a positive aura which is calming. She has been of great support in my pregnancy journey! I am so glad to have consulted her. Thank you, Doctor.
Srujana Banjagere
Srujana Banjagere
Extremely kind and empathetic. carefully investigates your entire history and explains the options available. Doctor is very transparent and knowledgeable. She also has a soothing aura. Definitely recommend to anyone trying for a baby.
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sonali manure
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Pratibha Kulkarni
Pratibha Kulkarni
We are thankful to Dr.Indu for always being there for us. Throughout our infertility journey she gave us hope and encouraged us to not give up. We really appreciate her knowledge, friendliness and frankness. Her calm demeanour and constant guidance helped us keep calm through our challenging pregnancy and emergency c-section. She has not just been our doctor but also a friend and a guide.

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