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Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (gnrh) stimulates what?

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (gnrh) stimulates what?

FSH,LH: Gnrh stimulates follicle stimulating hormone & luteinizing hormone which stimulates the ovary to produce estrogen and Progesterone which stimulates ovulation which causes increased Progesterone which causes secretory endometrium which prepares the endometrium to allow implantation of a fertilized egg. If no fertilized egg, Progesterone falls which stimulates gnrh to again rise & the cycle repeats. ...Read more

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Can Clomid (clomiphene) raise FSH levels?

Can Clomid (clomiphene) raise FSH levels?

Yes: After taking Clomid (clomiphene) fsh levels may rise - this is the basis of the Clomid (clomiphene) challenge test (cct, also known as the ccct) which is a test of ovarian reserve or 'egg supply'. For this test you get an fsh level and Estradiol blood test on day 2 or 3, take 100 mg or two pills of Clomid (clomiphene) a day from days 5 to 9, then repeat the fsh test on day 10. Clomid (clomiphene) does not affect day 2 or 3 fsh levels though. ...Read more

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Effectiveness of cervadil vs pitocin (oxytocin) induction?

Effectiveness of cervadil vs pitocin (oxytocin) induction?

Depends on cervix: Before induction your current cervical exam is used as a determinant for which mode of induction. Cervidil is most likely used when the cervix is less soft, dilated, and effaced (thinned out), and more posterior, as it increases prostaglandins release to stimulate dilation, thinning and softening. Those who are already dilated and effaced benefit more from pitocin (oxytocin). ...Read more

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Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (gnrh) stimulates the production what?

Good question: Gnrh would seem by its name to help release gonadotropin. And if used in a certain fashion it could cause the release of gonadotropins (lh, fsh). However when given in a shot and having a sustained effect on the pituitary, it actually suppresses the release of lh and fsh. And this aspect of the medication can be used to help in many situations. ...Read more

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Can patient undergo ovulation induction using gonal f (follitropin alfa) while using HRT mainly femoston 2/10 mg?

Can patient undergo ovulation induction using gonal f (follitropin alfa) while using HRT mainly femoston 2/10 mg?

Doesn't make sense: In most cases this would not make much sense, although it could depend on 'why' and 'how' the hrt was being used. Estrogens such as in hrt are sometimes used in stimulation protocols with gonadotropins (such as gonal f, (follitropin alfa) ) an oral progestin would be an unlikely element of most protocols. ...Read more

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Why bodybuilders use Clomid (clomiphene) with nolvadex for PCT?

Post "Cycle" Therapy: From what I have researched people seem to be of the belief that nolvadex is a superior anti-estrogen but clomid (clomiphene) is better at restoring testicular function so some people use both. I do not recommend any of these medications and believe old fashion exercise and natural body building without any supplemental medications is the most healthy approach! ...Read more

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Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (gnrh) helps make you taller?

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (gnrh) helps make you taller?

No: It does not make you smaller. It's a pituitary hormone that control the release of sex hormone (estrogen, testosterone...). ...Read more

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Clomid, clomiphene, pregnancy side effects?

Clomid, clomiphene, pregnancy side effects?

Many possible...: They include, and aren't limited to, hot flashes, headaches, breast tenderness, bloating, mood changes, ovarian cysts and enlargement, ovarian cancer, and multiple pregnancy. Never take a medicine like this unless your fertility specialist first discusses why you need it and what the alternatives, risks, benefits, and side effects are. ...Read more

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Can Clomid (clomiphene) boost testosterone ?

Can Clomid (clomiphene) boost testosterone ?

Not directly: Clomid (clomiphene) is also an anti-estrogen which can allow the normal level of female testosterone to become more evident via minimal male pattern hair growth to occur in some female patents. ...Read more

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Can clomid (clomiphene) regulate periods?

Not used for this: While clomid (clomiphene) can induce ovulation and ovulation is what regulates periods, it is a poor choice for regulation of periods unless you are also trying to conceive. There are many of other ways to regulate periods and there have been some concerns about the long term use of clomid (clomiphene). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Are injectable anabolic steroids legal?

Are injectable anabolic steroids legal?

No: Unless they are prescribed by a doctor for one of the few medical conditions for which their use is appropriate, all forms of Anabolic steroids are illegal. ...Read more

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Does clomid (clomiphene) help boost pregnancy levels?

CLOMID (clomiphene): Your question is a little bit vague. If you are pertaining to BHCG, it does not. It stimulates your ovaries to produce ovulation in certain cases. If you are already pregnant, clomid (clomiphene) is not used to boost a current established pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is a typical reaction for pergonal (menotropins) injections?

What is a typical reaction for pergonal (menotropins) injections?

Pergonal (menotropins): I wasn't sure pergonal (menotropins) was still available! the usual reaction is controlled ovarian hyperstimulation; its been around since early 1960s and very safe/effective. Side effects are minor: pain at injection site, bruising, infrequently itching. If used and monitotred properly adverse reactions are quite rare; ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is uncommon at under 1%. ...Read more