Ovulatory dysfunction - Causes and Symptoms

What Is Ovulatory dysfunction: Causes and Symptoms

We speak of ovulatory dysfunction when ovulation is irregular or absent. This alteration can be suspected in the presence of irregular menstrual cycles or which are not preceded by symptoms such as breast tenderness, abdominal swelling or changes in mood.

In addition to the premenopausal state , one of the most common underlying causes of ovulatory dysfunction is polycystic ovary syndrome . However, hyperprolactinaemia , subclinical hypothyroidism , and other disorders that cause anovulatory amenorrhea (including functional abnormalities of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis , premature ovarian failure, and ovarian tumors ) can also cause the problem .

Ovulatory dysfunction results in the difficulty of having an effective ovulation in reproductive terms.

Diagnosis of this condition is confirmed by measuring hormone levels and doing pelvic ultrasounds .

Possible Causes Of Ovulatory Dysfunction

Ovulatory dysfunction is a common or probable symptom of these diseases

Common Causes

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Turner syndrome
  • Ovarian cancer

Rare causes

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Menopause

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