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A 33-year-old female asked:

does clomid (clomiphene) increase risk of miscarriages? and why do doctor's never mention this risk?

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Always a risk: The risk of miscarriage will normally range from 10 to 25% whether or not you take Clomid (clomiphene). Risk may be increased because you would not be taking Clomid (clomiphene) if there wasn't a problem of some sort, and the risk of twins (with a possible increased risk of miscarriage) is higher with Clomid (clomiphene). Your "never mention" comment is inappropriate as well as incorrect.

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