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A 24-year-old female asked:

How does femara (letrozole) improve fertility in women who already ovulate on their own?

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Dr. Cesar Sturla
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Maybe: In women who ovulate Femara (letrozole) appears to increase the chances of getting pregnant to a lesser degree than if the woman does not ovulate. It is an aromatase inhibitor and as such decreases the production of Estrogen by the ovaries with increase in FSH and developing multiple follicles with the release of multiple eggs.
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Dr. Cesar Sturla
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Provided original answer
However, a Canadian study shows a triple in the incidence of fetal abnormalities.
Aug 5, 2014
Dr. Heather Pearson Chauhan
Obstetrics & Gynecology 22 years experience
Improve ovulation: Femara (letrozole) may improve the quality of your ovulation if you ovulate on your own already. It depends. This is something you need to discuss in detail with the doctor who may be prescribing it for you.
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United Arab Emirates
A 24-year-old female asked:

How does femara (letrozole) improve the quality of ovulation in women who ovulate on their own?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Multiples: That drug can induce the release of multiple eggs with the ovulatory cycle. If more than one egg is released then the chance of fertilization is somewhat increased. The is also the slight inherent risk that more than on egg will be fertilized resulting in a twin pregnancy.
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