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Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingPregnancy · 2 months ago

What is the cause of induced ovulation yet not pregnant?

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  • Edna
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    What is "induced" ovulation and how do you "induce" it?  You either going to ovulate, every month, or you're not -  you can't "induce" it. 

  • LizB
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Not every egg that's fertilized will be viable and lead to pregnancy. It's estimated at least half of ALL conceptions fail to result in a healthy full-term pregnancy (most of those are lost early on as implantation failures or early miscarriage), so even if you know for an absolute fact that you ovulated with blood tests and ultrasounds and everything, it's not a guarantee that successful conception will happen. Even with IUI, when ovulation is confirmed and sperm is washed and placed directly in the uterus, chances of conception are only minimally better than the average for couples with normal fertility.

    Also keep in mind that the problem may not be with you, or at least not entirely. You could have produced a beautiful healthy genetically perfect egg this month, but if the sperm that fertilized it wasn't carrying healthy DNA, then the zygote could have arrested even before it had a chance to try to implant. Even if your male partner is younger (mid-30s or less) and his sperm count and quality appears normal, it's still very possible to have an unsuccessful month simply due to normal biological variances.

    @Edna -- yes, you CAN induce ovulation, with follicle-stimulating meds and/or hCG trigger injections. This is a common treatment for women who are suspected to have anovulatory cycles, as well as women who undergo IVI or IUI in order to best time insemination.

  • Jill
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    On average there is only UP TO 25% chance of falling pregnant each cycle so the cause might just be bad luck.  

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    The egg only lives 12 to 24 hours.  Even when ovulation is "induced" there is still a margin for error if sex doesn't happen at the right time.  

    So - reason pregnancy might not be happening - 

    1.  Missing the right time frame for when actual ovulation happened.  (not having sex at the right time or not having sex often enough to keep live sperm there for the egg.)

    2.  Even when an egg is fertilized - it doesn't always implant.  

    3.  Has the man been tested - does he have any fertility issues.

    The average, healthy couple will usually try for up to a year before getting pregnant.  It isn't really any different when ovulation is being induced.  All induced ovulation does is makes sure you are releasing an egg.  It doesn't increase your chances of getting pregnant compared to any normal woman who releases eggs naturally.

    There is about a 25% chance of pregnancy during any cycle.  

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Women ovulate every month and yet don't always conceive even when trying very hard to. This is no different.

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