Re: Question for Dr re: delayed ovulation

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Posted by on April 15, 19100 at 06:55:45:

In Reply to: Re: Question for Dr re: delayed ovulation posted by Liz on April 14, 19100 at 16:55:25:

Are your cycles regular? Does your menses occur about 10 to 14 days after you ovulate? Those are the real questions. Regular menses will allow you to predict when to have intercourse. A normal lenght of time after ovulation will allow fertilized eggs to implant. In your case it would mean your cycles are regular and about 30 days in length. If this is true, there is nothing wrong with your cycles and your "delayed ovulation" is unlikely to be a cause of your difficulty getting pregnant.

Ovulation induction could still increase any woman's chance of pregnancy by allowing more than one egg to mature. More eggs... more opportunity. Of course ovulation induction will also increase the risk of twins or triplets. You need to discuss these issues with your physician to better understand how they apply to you.

Good luck and keep on trying! :)

Dr. Barad

: : My dr says I have delayed ovulation (I ovulate usually on day 16-18) and because of this recommends Clomid w/hcg. I am all for it, but I don't understand how having delayed ovulation can prevent pregnancy. We have done 2 cycles of IUI up til this point. If there is a egg, and sperm, and they meet up, why would having the egg come later than what is considered normal keep conception from occuring? My dr said it has something to do with a cyst that forms around the ovum, but I do not understand. Please explain.
: : Thanks,
: : Dawn

: Dawn, I dont have an answer to your question but I just wanted you to know that I am also a late ovulator and I've never been told it was a problem -- though I've sensed it was. I really hope one of the doctors answers your question because I really want to understand too!

: If they dont, try posting again!

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