Dr. Allison Rodgers is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and has been practicing medicine since 2004. She currently practices at the Fertility Centers of Illinois. Dr. Rodgers’ personal experiences with both secondary infertility and pregnancy loss have given her a unique insight into reproductive medicine in order to help you BEAT INFERTILITY.
After Dr. Rodgers answers two listener questions, she and Heather explore everything you need to know about ovulatory disorders:
- Based on research, I found there are several main types of ovulatory disorders: anovulation, PCOS, and hypothalamic amenorrhea. Let’s discuss each one, starting with anovulation. What is it, and what are some of the common causes?
- How is anovulation diagnosed and treated?
- Although we’ve discussed PCOS quite a bit on this show, what is it and what are some of the common symptoms?
- How is PCOS diagnosed and treated?
- What is hypothalamic amenorrhea, and what are some of the common causes?
- How is hypothalamic amenorrhea diagnosed and treated?
- I read that ovulatory disorders can lead to other issues. What are these secondary issues, how common are they, and is there anything that can be done to prevent them?
- Are there any other ovulatory disorders or diagnostic tests we haven’t discussed?
- What words of hope would you offer to women whose infertility is caused by an ovulatory disorder?