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A 35-year-old member asked:

Will i ovulate while on femara (letrozole)?

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Dr. Andrea Knittel
Dr. Andrea Knittelanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 9 years experience
Most likely: Femara is the brand name for the drug letrozole, which is an aromatase inhibitor. This kind of drug blocks production of estrogen, making the body think it should create a surge of hormones like those that prompt ovulation. Letrozole is sometimes used in women being treated for infertility to induce ovulation. In post-menopausal women, ovulation will not occur, and Letrozole has other uses.
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Dr. Charles Elboim
General Surgery 50 years experience
Femara (letrozole) ovulation: Gemara can actually cause ovulation in pre-menopausal women who are trying to get pregnant. It is used to treat estrogen receptor positive breast cancer in post-menopausal women.
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Cincinnati, OH
A 25-year-old female asked:

How to know your ovulating on femara (letrozole)?

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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 28 years experience
Ovulation: Your doctor will have you get an ultrasound and/ or check with an ovulation predictor kit.
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