A 33-year-old female asked:
if clomid (clomiphene) changes viscosity of cervical mucous preventing sperm from swimming up to the uterus why do docs prescribe this for woman trying to conceive
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Neurology 19 years experience
Clomid (clomiphene): Clomid (clomiphene) stimulates egg production, which increases the chances of having a fertilized egg. The prevention of sperm swimming to the uterus is not normally a problem- clomid is often prescribed before an IUI procedure. Other times it is used to monitor if egg production can be driven with medicines (clomid challenge).
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Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Benefits and risks: Clomid (clomiphene) can negatively affect cervical mucous but by the same token can help better regulate ovulation. So for certain women, particularly with ovulation issues like in PCOS, the risk of cervical mucous issues are outweighed by the improved ovulation characteristics while on Clomid (clomiphene).
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Does having celiac disease make a woman more prone to sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy?
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A 40-year-old member asked:
How can I prevent inflammation of stomach lining due to blood thinner plavix (clopidogrel)?
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Cardiology 55 years experience
Take with food: Do not take the medicine on an empty stomach and it sometimes is helpful to take medicines such as antacids that are used to treat gastritis. Many people can take Plavix (clopidogrel) without problems. Some of the medications can interfere with the action of the Plavix (clopidogrel) so consult your physician.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Could a woman ovulate and still get a negative with the ovulation predictor kit? I have the ewcm (egg white cervical mucus), pains in the lower abdomen, and the temp rise.?
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Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Yes, the surge in hormones can be masked by hydration.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Do you treat lactobacillus on a genital culture for a female with vaginal discharge with no other positive STD results?
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Family Medicine 26 years experience
No: I have not done that - since lactobacillus is normal flora - the Lactic Acid can produce Lactic Acid and acidify the vaginal area.... Usually are benign and treating means killing other normal flora microbes...
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Can prenatal vitamins help with hair loss in women who have never been pregnant? If not, which vitamins help?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
None: Unless you have a specifically identified vitamin deficiency (which is relatlvely uncommon in a country like the us) and that vitamin deficiency is linked to hair loss, don't bother with any vitamin supplementation. It's expensive and a recent study shows it may be harmful.
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