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1 Child, Monthly cycle, 4 years of Depo, TTC/ Anovulation


My question is I have been on depo for 4 years after I had my son. I had my last injection May of 2011 I was due to go back in July. I did not go back because I want to have another baby. In August I had my menstrual cycle. I have gotten my cycle every month since then. I have not seen any signs of ovulation so I took a progesterone test and the scores were low. When will I began to start ovulating again? I want to get on Clomid but will that help?
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replied June 1st, 2012
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If you are planning for pregnancy, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation to look for ovarian function and rule out other causes that can affect your fertility levels. If the problem is solely due to anovulation, then fertility treatment with insulin modifiers and ovulation inducers (like Clomid) can be of help. Hormonal issues, problems involving ovaries, uterine problems, tubal blocks, cervical or vaginal infections, ovarian failure/suppression, LPD, etc., should be ruled out for you. For your partner, semen analysis should be done to rule out infections and to confirm the quality and quantity of sperms produced, as well as rule out other factors that can affect sperm morphology and motility. Treatment as needed (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you get pregnant. Consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician for further evaluation and assistance and be in regular follow-up and monitoring as instructed. Have diet with foods rich in zinc content to ensure better maturation of egg and sperms. Monitor cervical mucus changes and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation and time your intercourse for having fruitful results. Have intercourse in positions that allow for deeper penetration for high deposit of semen. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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