The detection of ovulation can be important for determining the fertility of a woman. This can usually be detected by careful monitoring during the menstrual cycle.
Clinical findings associated with ovulation:
(1) rise in basal body temperature
(2) mid-cycle abdominal pain
Biochemical findings associated with ovulation:
(1) increase in urinary LH concentration (precedes ovulation by 24-36 hours)
(2) increase in serum progesterone
Ultrasonographic changes associated with ovulation:
(1) appearance of a small amount of fluid in the cul-de-sac
(2) collapse of a previously large follicle
(3) secretory endometrium (change from multilayered to more echo-filled)
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Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology