Signs of Anovulation
Causes of Anovulation
The team at Pacific Fertility Center will use a variety of methods to diagnose anovulation, including:
Reviewing the patient’s medical history to determine if the woman menstruates on a normal cycle.
Blood tests for levels for progesterone in the second half of a cycle. This is when the hormone surges to levels of 5 to 20 ng/ml.
Performing a postcoital test, which involves taking a sample of cervical mucus soon after intercourse.
Performing an ultrasonography, typically intravaginal, to have a clear image of the reproductive tract and detect potential abnormalities. This tool is also used to monitor follicular development before ovulation.
Having an endometrial biopsy, or a tissue sample, taken from the endometrium (uterine lining). By studying the thickness and other qualities of this tissue, it can be determined if ovulation has occurred and if the endometrium is healthy enough to support egg implantation and fetal growth.