Disorders of ovulation occur in about 25% of people who are having a hard time conceiving. Often times these present as an irregularity in menstrual cycles, and can be related to abnormal levels of hormone signaling. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is one of the most common disorders that affects ovulation. Other causes of ovulation disorders are ovarian insufficiency and hypothalamic amenorrhea. There are ways to track ovulation on your own, like monitoring basal body temperature, checking cervical mucus and using home ovulation predictor kits. 

If you are concerned that you may have an ovulation disorder, discuss with your OB/GYN provider.

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