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A 28-year-old female asked:

how long can i start taking fertility medicines before ovulation for a better result?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
It depends: That would depend on what the medications are. But I would suggest following your doctor's advice.
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
A few cycles: Theoretically, fertility drugs should have an effect with the first cycle after you begin therapy, but most clinicians in our hospital recommend giving things one to three cycles before expecting an optimal response. Since everyone's reproductive system is unique, there is no single answer for this question. Make sure you follow your OB GYN's directions to decr chances of multiple pregnancy

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