Assessment of disorders of ovulation

Ingamells, Susan and Cameron, Iain T. (2006) Assessment of disorders of ovulation. Women's Health Medicine, 3, (3), 112-114. (doi:10.1383/wohm.2006.3.3.112).


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Assessment of ovulation starts with a detailed menstrual history as menstruation provides the outward sign of the rhythmic changes taking place in the hypothalamus, the pituitary, the ovaries and the endometrium. Regular menstrual cycles in the range 25–35 days are usually indicative of ovulation. Patients with disorders of ovulation often experience absent periods (amenorrhoea) or irregular periods (oligomenorrhoea). Patients experiencing these symptoms require a detailed medical assessment based on a full history and examination followed by appropriate endocrine and imaging investigations. Through its focus on history and examination, laboratory and diagnostic assessment, detection of ovulation and detection of ovarian reserve, this article reviews the effective assessment of disorders of ovulation.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1383/wohm.2006.3.3.112
ISSNs: 1744-1870 (print)
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Keywords: ovulation disorder, gynaecological history, ovarian reserve, ultrasound
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine
ePrint ID: 61238
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
1 May 2006Published
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:44

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