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Dr. Joseph Pena
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Fertility Drug (Definition)

Fertility drug is a very non-specific and inexact term. One good definition i like, fertility drugs are used to increase female fertility by stimulating a woman's ovaries to recruit greater number and/or quality of oocytes (eggs) for help conceiving. Drugs like Clomiphene citrate and the gonadotropins are in this group. Some drugs are used for fertility, but are ...Read more


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How helpful is the fertility drug femara (letrozole)?

How helpful is the fertility drug femara (letrozole)?

Very helpful: Femara or Letrozole is an oral ovulation induction medication. It works sometimes when Clomid (clomiphene) doesn't. It also helps pregnancies to occur when Clomid (clomiphene) fails. It seems to be very helpful especially in patients with pcos. The pregnancy rates are similar to Clomid (clomiphene) but the side effects are less and the multiple pregnancies seem to be also less. ...Read more

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Is femara (letrozole) used as a fertility drug?

Is femara (letrozole) used as a fertility drug?

Yes: Although Femara (letrozole) is only fda approved for the treatment of certain types of breast cancer, it is also used off-label to stimulate ovulation in fertility treatments. It is sometimes used in the place of clomifene (clomid) for ovarian stimulation. ...Read more

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Is Metformin a fertility drug?

Is Metformin a fertility drug?

No.: Metformin is recommended for the treatment of diabetes but can be used also in women having fertility issues due to polycystic ovarian syndrome. It helps with ovulation and also in achieving weight loss goal. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fertility drug?

Fertility drug: Fertility drug is a very non-specific and inexact term. One good definition i like, fertility drugs are used to increase female fertility by stimulating a woman's ovaries to recruit greater number and/or quality of oocytes (eggs) for help conceiving. Drugs like Clomiphene citrate and the gonadotropins are in this group. Some drugs are used for fertility, but are not strictly fertility drugs. ...Read more

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Has anyone studied longterm effects of all the types of fertility drug on the children created? They are nearly 30, right?

Has anyone studied longterm effects of all the types of fertility drug on the children created? They are nearly 30, right?

Sort of: I think the first baby from in vitro is about 32 now. She has had a child of her own. Pregnancies created from fertility treatments are at slightly higher risk for things like pre-eclampsia and preterm delivery. Therefore the babies may have some problems related to prematurity. Other than that, most think they are healthy. ...Read more

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What fertility drug effect on twins?

What fertility drug effect on twins?

Increased risk for!: All fertility drugs and assisted reproduction technology lead to increased multifetal pregnancy rates (twins, triplets, quads etc). ...Read more

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Do you recommend GNC fertility drug for one trying to get pregnant?

Do you recommend GNC fertility drug for one trying to get pregnant?

There is none: Meds can help but these are available only through a prescription. You need to speak with an obstetrician. ...Read more

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A fertility drug injection of the buttocks hurts. Should I alternate?

A fertility drug injection of the buttocks hurts. Should I alternate?

Yes: The im injections in the buttocks often cause discomfort. Definitely alternate the injection side each day. Also ask your fertility nurse to draw a larger target to spread the injections around a wider area. Walking often helps mobilize the oil. Fortunately, you will not need to take the injections forever. ...Read more

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Is there a fertility drug that increases the amount of ejaculated semen?

Is there a fertility drug that increases the amount of ejaculated semen?

Don't think so.: You're probably thinking about Clomid (clomiphene) which will stimulate your testicles to make more sperm. The volume doesn't increase that much. ...Read more

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I conceived my first child on a fertility drug is it possible for me to get pregnant without any help now?

I conceived my first child on a fertility drug is it possible for me to get pregnant without  any help now?

Yes!: Depending on the reason for using the fertility meds, yes, it often happens that subsequent pregnancies are conceived naturally. ...Read more

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My son needs clomiphene a male fertility drug--how does it work?

My son needs clomiphene a male fertility drug--how does it work?

Needs MD consult: Your son needs to speak with his physician for clarification. ...Read more

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Does the fertility drug fertibella work? My husband and I have been trying to conceive for four months and i just ordered fertibella.

Does the fertility drug fertibella work? My husband and I have been trying to conceive for four months and i just ordered fertibella.

Doubt it!: I looked at their website and all i see is supplements in an expensive package. I did not see anything very convincing, and i certainly didn't see any data or evidence go back up claims that it works. Good luck anyway. ...Read more

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Can you "rig" the potential to have twins. Even if fertile, does taking a fertility drug make multiples work my wife is 40 and we'd like to make sure we have 2 kids

Can you "rig" the potential to have twins. Even if fertile, does taking a fertility drug make multiples work my wife is 40 and we'd like to make sure we have 2 kids

There : There is no evidence of any means to increase the chance of twins. Having twins is influenced by genetics. Older woman also have a higher chance of having twins. Fertility drugs do increase the risk of twins. Twin pregnancies are fraught with complications and are considered high risk. A woman age 40 will most likely be able to have two successful pregnancies. ...Read more

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Fertility drug how effective to get pregnant with twins or triplets?

Fertility drug how effective to get pregnant with twins or triplets?

Increased risk for!: All fertility drugs and assisted reproductive technologies lead to increased risk for multifetal pregnancies (twins, triplets, etc). Without stimulation, most populations have a ~1% risk for multiples. After art or fertility drugs, this risk is between 3-15%, depending on your center's protocols, your condition, chance and choices. ...Read more

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How does giving FSH and LH in a fertility drug for women who need IVF help?

How does giving FSH and LH in a fertility drug for women who need IVF help?

Superovulation: Fsh & lh help stimulate egg development in the ovaries. More eggs give you more embryos with better success rates for ivf. ...Read more

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Can taking m2 tone fertility drug during the first 2 weeks of pregnancy cause deformity in baby. Kate dangbey?

Can taking m2 tone fertility drug during the first 2 weeks of pregnancy cause deformity in baby. Kate dangbey?

Not sure but: More likely safe. It's wise for u to discontinue taking this supplement since u r already pregnant. Follow up with ur oby.Best wishes! .http://allbewell.blogspot.com/2007/12/pcos-m2-tone.html?m=1. ...Read more

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What is the best fertility drug for polycystic ovarian syndrome? Note: I have been taking metformim 500mg x3 daily, without success. Thank you.

What is the best fertility drug for polycystic ovarian syndrome? Note: I have been taking metformim 500mg x3 daily, without success. Thank you.

Clomid (clomiphene): Clomid (clomiphene) if the best initial medical therapy for women with pcos trying to conceive. See your doctor for evaluation and to check if you are a candidate for Clomid (clomiphene) therapy. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more