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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
Superovulation with gonadotropins or FSH is watched closely to
prevent severe ovarian hyperstimulation, a potentially life-threatening
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.
Current as of:
June 4, 2014
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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