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Assessment of disorders of ovulation

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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.

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

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Published date: 1 May 2006
Keywords: ovulation disorder, gynaecological history, ovarian reserve, ultrasound

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Local EPrints ID: 61238
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/61238
ISSN: 1744-1870
PURE UUID: dc143e89-b02b-4599-bd8b-0d30d719e1ac
ORCID for Iain T. Cameron: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4875-267X

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Date deposited: 09 Oct 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:22

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Author: Susan Ingamells
Author: Iain T. Cameron ORCID iD

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