A member asked:

Age 20 w/ pcos+anovulation. ovulated last cycle on just metformin+provera . now taking 50mg clomid (clomiphene) cd5-9. chances of ovulating this cycle? conceiving?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Michael Traub answered

Specializes in Fertility Medicine

Different: So having a period does not mean ovulating. Provera (medroxyprogesterone) may cause you to have a period but it will not cause you to ovulate. Metformin can be effective but it not usually as good as clomid. If you ovulate about a 20-25% chance of conceiving as long as there is no other contributing factor to infertility.

Answered 6/30/2014


Dr. Dennis Higginbotham answered

Specializes in American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Varies: About 75% of women with pcos will ovulate with clomid (clomiphene). About 75% of them will conceive with in the first 4 cycles. Some of the others will eventually conceive if they continue to ovulate with the clomid (clomiphene).

Answered 4/2/2013



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