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A 20-year-old female 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?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
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.
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
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).
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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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