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I have been just spotting for the last 5 days doctor told me to take clomid (clomiphene) on cycle day5still no flow of blood do i still take it orwait4blood ?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Normally yes: You will need to contact the prescribing doctor and ask what their preferred protocol is. Usually the first day of bleeding whether it is just spotting or a a regular flow is considered day 1.
Dr. Gregory Zapantis
Fertility Medicine 25 years experience
Starting Clomid (clomiphene): Good morning, Irene, Before starting Clomid (clomiphene), (clomiphene) most practitioners will check progesterone (which indicates whether ovulation has occurred or not) and hCG (pregnancy test) levels. Estradiol (showing possible follicle activity) and ultrasound evaluation are also commonly done. If you had these done and they suggest the beginning of a cycle, Clomid (clomiphene) is ok to start. Please talk with your doc to discuss.

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