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10 08, 2015

Blighted ovum

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 A pregnancy that stops developing very early on. The amniotic sac may contain fluid and no fetal tissue when the miscarriage occurs.

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A thin, flexible tube used for aspirating or injecting fluids.

10 08, 2015

Cervical mucus

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A secretion produced by the lining of the cervical canal.

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The lower section of the uterus, which protrudes into the vagina and dilates during labor to allow the passage of the infant.

10 08, 2015

Chemical pregnancy

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A pregnancy where hCG levels are detected but the pregnancy is lost before a heartbeat is seen on ultrasound. This is a very early miscarriage, often before the woman misses a period.

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The division of a fertilized egg. The embryo size remains unchanged; the cleavage cells become smaller with each division.

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See Clomiphene Citrate.

10 08, 2015

Clomiphene Citrate (Seraphene/Clomid)

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Clomiphene citrate is an oral medication that induces ovulation by blocking estrogen receptors. This artificial estrogen effect causes your body to believe estrogen is low, triggering the production of more follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). Clomiphene citrate is available in 50 mg tablets. It is used to stimulate the ovaries to produce one [...]

10 08, 2015

Corpus Luteum

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After a woman ovulates, the fluid filled sac in which the egg matures (the follicle) becomes the corpus luteum. It continues to produce androgen, estrogen, and progesterone, hormones that prepare the uterine lining to accept and nurture the fertilized egg.

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