A 33-year-old female asked:
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I have been given clomid (clomiphene) by two different Dr's, this cycle I was prescribed by my current Dr. for cycle days 5-9. Last Dr. cd 4-8. Why the difference?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
No big difference: Studies show pregnancy rates are identical starting cc on cd 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5. The main difference is starting later its less likely to have a persistent cyst from the past cycle. For patients not monitored by ultrasound cd 5 may be a better choice, with monitoring it makes little-to- no difference.
Answered on Feb 24, 2015
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