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Dr. Michael Opsahl
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Clomid (Definition)

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What are clomifene citrate BP 50mg effects and side effects?

What are clomifene citrate BP 50mg effects and side effects?

Don't use wo help: The drug is indicated for induction of ovulation in women and to induce production of sperm in men. Side effects: blood clots, multiple pregnancies, severe visual disturbance. Ovarian cancer with long term use. Less serious side effects: flushing, abdom distention, nausea, vomiting, bresat tenderness, blurred vision, headache, pelvic pain. ...Read more

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I have irregular cycle and I have one follicle of 9mm...Can it be increased by clomifene citrate?

I have irregular cycle and I have one follicle of 9mm...Can it be increased by clomifene citrate?

Yes: Clomid (clomiphene) is a medication to help people who are not ovulating or not ovulating very often. It works in about 80% of people to get them to ovulate. It does have side effects though such as ovarian cysts and does increase the chance of having twins. ...Read more

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What're the common side effects of men taking clomiphene citrate (clomid) 50 mg?

What're the common side effects of men taking clomiphene citrate (clomid) 50 mg?

None for most men: Clomiphene citrate is an estrogen antagonist. For women who are estrogen dominant, this can cause multiple side effects as the Clomiphene shifts the estrogen to androgen (male hormone) balance away from the estrogen. In men, shifting that same balance away from estrogen and toward the androgens is not a problem as men are naturally androgen dominant. Most men have virtually no side effects. ...Read more

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In april i was put on clomephene citrate 100mg but not sure if i ovulated. Now I have been put on Clomid (clomiphene) 50mg. Does it mean that it be less effectiv?

Ovulation on CC: Now this is a pet peeve of mine. Doctors give Clomid (clomiphene) and do not follow the patients. In order to use this drug correctly one must be followed with ultrasounds. Clomid (clomiphene) is a terrible, nasty anti-estrogen drug with many side effects-and I use it all the time because it is inexpensive and can help an anovulatory woman. Ultrasound is needed to follow endometrial thickness and ovarian response. ...Read more

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Im using folistim 50 (clomifene citrate tablets)..frm 3rd day of my period till 7th..total 5days every night 2tab..! Is it of any harm to me? Im 20!

Check meds: Folistim is Follicle Stimulating hormone. This is a different medication from Clomiphene citrate. Clomid (clomiphene) comes in doses of 50 mg increments. Folistim is an injection and does not come in that dose. Both have risks of ovarian hyperstimulation. Please clarify with your doctor what medication you are using. All of the risks should be covered in great detail as part of the consent process. ...Read more

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Taking clomifene citrate for 5 days.. Is it ok if I do trans vaginal ultra sound not on my 12th day?.Il be out of town that day i wana b pregnant plshelp

Clomid (clomiphene): The transvaginal ultrasound is used to monitor your ovarian ovulatory cysts. The ultrasound helps your doctor decide whether or not to use an injectable medication to cause ovulation. You can use Clomid (clomiphene) without a transvaginal ultrasound. You should speak to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Im 48years im using andro gel 5 years ago can i replace it Clomid (clomiphene citrate) is that mor safe the androgel 10mg?

Im 48years im using andro gel 5 years ago can i replace it Clomid (clomiphene citrate) is that mor safe the androgel 10mg?

Good question: Hi. Clomiphene has been shown to frequently correct secondary hypogonadism (testes must be functional) in hypogonadal men. It's use in men is not FDA-approved, and ergo is "off'label" (a big "so what?!"). There certainly has been no head-to-head comparison between Androgel and clomiphene for safety and efficacy I'm aware of. Clomiphene can be very effective, and apparently safe by available data. ...Read more

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I have low testestrone but with out any fiscally problem can Clomid (clomiphene citrate) work in the place of androgel 10mg?

I have low testestrone but with out any fiscally problem can Clomid (clomiphene citrate) work in the place of androgel 10mg?

Clomid (clomiphene): Clomid (clomiphene) can be used instead of androgel. However, like any drug, clomid (clomiphene) has side effects which can affect your vision. You should discuss the problem with your urologist ...Read more

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50mg Clomid (clomiphene) has corrected luteal phase defect. Once this medication is discontinued will the luteal phase defect return?

Defect or no defect: Many don't believe that luteal phase defect actually exists. Usually people with a diagnosed luteal phase defect actually have problem with growing a healthy egg. Remember the egg and its associated cells determine the length of the luteal phase. ...Read more

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I ovulated three days ago. It was very painful; although I attributed it to the fertility medications i've been on(clomid, menogon and pregyn). Since the day I ovulated, i've been experiencing shooting pains in my rectum. The pains lasts for about an hour

I ovulated three days ago. It was very painful; although I attributed it to the fertility medications i've been on(clomid, menogon and pregyn). Since the day I ovulated, i've been experiencing shooting pains in my rectum. The pains lasts for about an hour

Call your doctor: Your meds cause lots of ovarian stimulation, may have excessive follicle production, cysts, etc. Ovulation can cause release of some blood, inflammation, causing mid cycle pain, sometimes with slight fever (mittelschmerz). Rectum is anatomically right near gyn organs. Local inflammation could cause these symptoms. Call your doc. ...Read more

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Fertility: is Clomid (clomiphene) a good fertility medication? How would i go about asking my doctor for it?

Clomid (clomiphene): Clomid (clomiphene) is a very old fertility medication. It is used to help people achieve pregnancy by enhancing ovulation or increasing the number of eggs that are ovulated in a cycle. There are other newer medications that are available. They are prescribed by consulting with your doctor about your fertility and usually when other causes of fertility are ruled out. ...Read more

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Need guidance / medication to increase testosterone as well as t:e ratio. Clomid, (clomiphene) nolvadex, dosage... Please help me...

No Treatment: This request is out of the bounds for this simple application. We do not provide treatment or specific treatment recommendations. These questions are best directed to the physician prescribing this treatment for you. ...Read more

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3months clomid (clomiphene) medication,2 ovulatory & 1anovulatory cycle. Now Gyno suggested hysterosalpingography. If the tube is not clear wats the next procedure?

3months clomid (clomiphene) medication,2 ovulatory & 1anovulatory cycle. Now Gyno suggested hysterosalpingography. If the tube is not clear wats the next procedure?

Opening tubes: Gynecologists in some cases can open the tubes with a laparoscopic procedure. If the tubes are blocked and they can open them up then that would be the next procedure. ...Read more

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For how many cycles a pcos woman should use clomid (clomiphene) before moving to another medication or using clomid (clomiphene) with another medication?

For how many cycles a pcos woman should use clomid (clomiphene) before moving to another medication or using clomid (clomiphene) with another medication?

CC probablilities: 85% conceive within 3 cycles. Very well established, 95% in six cycles. I recommend to my patients 3 cycles, if not pregnant consider other options. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I have pcos do I need to take Clomid (clomiphene) to get pregnant or I should first try without taking any medication ?

I have pcos do I need to take Clomid (clomiphene) to get pregnant or I should first try without taking any medication ?

Need Treatment: Unless your cycles are exactly 28 days and have always been regular, i would suggest you seek treatment. We prefer Letrozole over Clomid (clomiphene) due to success and side effects. The fact that cycles are irregular even if they are only off a little (30 - 32d), the risk of miscarriage is high. This would be the reason i would recommend treatment. In addition the time to pregnancy will be shorter. ...Read more

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