Author(s): Blumenfeld Z, Lunenfeld B
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Abstract A hypogonadotropic patient with primary pituitary insufficiency who has been previously treated for four cycles with hMG/hCG for ovulation induction is described. The hMG consumption was 76 to 96 ampules/cycle. Addition of GH (16 to 24 units/cycle) to hMG treatment was associated with a significant diminution in hMG consumption (35 to 36 ampules/cycle). The patient conceived on the second cycle of combined hMG/GH/hCG treatment. The possible role of GH as an adjunct to gonadotropin treatment is discussed, as well as the possible mechanisms of GH effects on the ovary.
This article was published in Fertil Steril
and referenced in Reproductive System & Sexual Disorders: Current Research