When the urge to get pregnant appears, we women do everything we can, including taking an ovulation inducer even without medical advice. Unfortunately, the practice has become more and more frequent and the trivialization of this type of medication is a great risk to women’s fertility. However, fortunately for the ovulation inducer, information about it and the problems it can cause in the woman’s body has appeared and more and more.
Important: When it comes to hormonal treatment, there is little care, so here we always advise and in any situation, just take this type of oral induction, only when indicated by the doctor.
The inducer we are talking about are those purchased in pharmacies and taken orally, such as clomiphene. Despite the risks, the ovulation inducer is very efficient for people who need a pharmacological helping hand to fulfill their dream of becoming a mother. Women who are not proven to ovulate or who have any problems or problems getting pregnant. However, women who will undergo treatment with this type of medication, must be monitored so as not to run the risk of having any type of problem caused by excessive hormonal intake. What are these problems?
Damage the Endometrium
The endometrium is a fundamental part for pregnancy to happen. For those who do not know what it is, here is a short summary of the explanation: it is the layer where the fertilized egg is fixed and then, the pregnancy itself happens. There is no pregnancy without this fixation, because with it, the baby will begin to receive all nutrients through the blood. However, after the nesting , the HCG hormone starts to be produced for the maintenance of pregnancy, and it is necessary that the blood layer (endometrium ) has an ideal thickness, usually above 8mm.
However, the ovulation inducer can impair this step! How? The hormones it contains can make your endometrium thin , so thin that the baby will not be able to fix itself properly. It is possible that in a cycle with inductors the endometrium will not exceed 4mm , half the minimum measure so that the pregnancy can happen healthily and go ahead without problems.
As it is an ovulation inducer, the drug can over act in the body. It is common for a woman to have more than one matured egg, but it is also common to have several follicles and then have ovarian hyperstimulation. This hyperstimulation causes a lot of pain, so much so that it goes so far that the woman is unable to sit, walk or live normally. It is possible that the ovulation inducer also causes such stimulation, which will practically triple the size of the ovaries and, in isolated cases, to the point of breaking the ovary partially or totally. In this way, the woman will lose her ovary and impair her fertility.
Women with hyperstimulation caused by the ovulation inducer, cannot be related, as they are at risk of having a multiple pregnancy (2, 3, 4, 5 babies), thus generating a high-risk pregnancy.
Can the ovulation inducer result in pregnancy? Yea! However, it can also result in pregnancies that will be unfeasible and will not be able to resist until the end of the pregnancy. The baby may be the result of a poor quality ovulation which, consequently, will have problems in its development. The abortion in these cases will happen naturally or even withheld. The ovulation inducer can also result in an anembryonic pregnancy , that is, where only the gestational sac without an embryo is formed , the baby.
It is also possible that the ovulation inducer causes a tubal or ectopic pregnancy , which is when the baby fixates in the wrong place, in the tube. This problem is more common than imagined, even without the use of the inducer, with the use of it without a medical prescription further enhances the risks. The woman may lose her tube and take even longer to get pregnant.
Occurrence of Cysts
Cysts are not always bad, in a normal cycle we can have functional cysts, ovulation cysts that result in pregnancy. Clomiphene-based medication will help stimulate ovarian cysts (follicles) to help get pregnant. However, the ovulation inducer can also cause cysts that are not ideal for getting pregnant, the famous risk cysts. Risk cysts are clusters of ovarian tissues in conjunction with scars that will hinder the follicles from developing. It is possible that these cysts become so harmful to health and that the woman will experience constant pain. It is also possible that the cysts become hemorrhagic , that is, a blood bubble that can become larger than the ovary itself.
The problem with making use of ovulation inducers is simply calculating the probable fertile days and not having a relationship on the correct days. Taking risks by taking an inducer, without knowing exactly if it is having an effect, is not ideal. That is why it is recommended to use ovulation tests to help identify the most fertile day. It is advisable to do the ovulation test on the 8th day after starting the medication and test until the line is clear again, showing that the ovulation has passed.
All the problems mentioned here by the use of the ovulation inducer are treatable, however they can vary from organism to organism. The best thing is to always follow the guidance of a professional, who will accompany you during the evolution of the treatment. Health is serious, fertility health even more!
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.