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Gonadotropin Stimulation

The right care for infertility depends on the underlying cause.

Sometimes, the problem involves how often the woman’s body releases eggs. Through gonadotropin treatment, women can increase their egg production and have a better chance of getting pregnant.

How Does Gonadotropin Treatment Work?

At Advanced Reproductive Center’s gonadotropin treatment for infertility in Chicago, patients get a stronger medication than Clomid. While the drug is stronger and more intense, it also costs more. Plus, gonadotropin treatment involves an injection.

The two gonadotropins are follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)¬†and luteinizing hormone (LH).¬†These hormones are responsible for egg production. Without FSH and LH, the woman’s body would be unable to release eggs.

Gonadotropins are a daily injection. The actual dose depends on the number of eggs that end up developing.

When you get the gonadotropin treatment for infertility in Chicago, it boosts your fertility. Usually, your body releases just one egg during ovulation. Once you take gonadotropin, your body releases multiple eggs. Because this medication is stronger than Clomid, it also boasts a higher success rate.

Anything that has a stronger effect will most likely have higher risks, which is true for gonadotropins. Because you are more likely to release extra eggs, you have a significantly higher risk of having multiple pregnancies. The chances of having twins with gonadotropin treatment can be as high as 20%. In young women, there is also a 5% chance of having triplets or more.

While there are risks to watch out for, gonadotropins are generally safe. Once you take gonadotropins to stimulate the ovaries, your doctor can use the artificial insemination process to increase the chances that you will become pregnant. If you are undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF), your doctor will give you gonadotropins during the ovarian stimulation phase.

When Do You Use Gonadotropins?

Sometimes, the reason why you cannot get pregnant is that your estrogen or natural gonadotropin levels are too low. This is especially common when someone has an eating disorder or exercises excessively. In these cases, gonadotropin treatment can help you boost your hormone levels to stimulate ovulation.

This treatment is also useful if you want to harvest eggs from your ovaries. When you use gonadotropin treatment, it stimulates multiple egg follicles to produce eggs. This means that you have more eggs to use for procedures like gamete intrafallopian transfer or IVF.

If you are experiencing unexplained infertility problems or Clomid failed to work, your doctor may use gonadotropins and intrauterine insemination. Sometimes, women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) do not ovulate or have irregular cycles. Gonadotropins can help women with PCOS ovulate and conceive a child.

Conception Is Possible

While it may be a struggle to conceive, help is available. At Advanced Reproductive Center, you can learn about options like gonadotropin treatment, IVF, and other fertility services. We will work with you to figure out the underlying cause of your infertility so that we can choose the best treatment possible.

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You do not have to give up on your dreams of having a baby. With the help of Advanced Reproductive Center, you can find treatments for your infertility. Learn more about our unique options by contacting or calling us at 312.485.4847 today.