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A member asked about a 29-year-old female:

having severe cramping on clomid (clomiphene) is this normal ?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Severe?: It is normal - though not universal - for women to have increased cramping while taking Clomid (clomiphene). It is unusual for it to be described as "severe," you may wish to consult with your prescribing doctor about that.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How fast does Clomid (clomiphene) typically work?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Depends on age: For a woman with irregular menstrual cycles under age 30, Clomid (clomiphene) restores fertility to normal, resulting in a pregnancy for most women within 3-4 months.
A 22-year-old member asked:

How well does clomiphene usually work?

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Dr. Victor Beshay
Fertility Medicine 20 years experience
Estrogen receptors: Clomiphene is believed to block the estrogen receptor in the brain. The brain in turn produces hormones that stimulate the ovaries to produce eggs.
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A 16-year-old member asked:

What could happen if I miss a dose of clomiphene ?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Nothing: Most likely there is no danger. Most doctors prescribe that for 5 days. You can always take the missed dose a day longer (so on the 6th day). But most likely there is no significant effect of missing one dose.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How long does clomiphene stay in the system?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Victor Beshay
Fertility Medicine 20 years experience
Weeks: It is believed that half of the Clomiphene taken will take 3 weeks to clear your system. More time is neede to completely clear Clomiphene entirely from your system.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of clomiphene ?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Side effects: Headaches, hot flashes, emotional lability, and 8% multiple pregnancies are the side effects of clomid (clomiphene).

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