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Superovulation

Superovulation is the production of many mature eggs in one menstrual cycle, usually triggered by a medicine that stimulates the ovaries. Such medicines include clomiphene, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and gonadotropins.

Superovulation with gonadotropins or FSH is watched closely to prevent severe ovarian hyperstimulation, a potentially life-threatening condition.

Superovulation increases the likelihood of conception, but it also increases the risk of becoming pregnant with more than one fetus, such as twins or triplets.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Last Revised December 7, 2011

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Last Updated: December 07, 2011
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