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How do fertility drugs like Clomid (clomiphene) work to help conception?

How do fertility drugs like Clomid (clomiphene) work to help conception?

Estrogen block: Clomiphene blocks the receptors for estrogen in the pituitary gland. As a result, the pituitary releases hormones to stimulate the ovaries. Ovulation results. ...Read more

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Fertility (Definition)

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How does clomiphene work to help get pregnant?

How does clomiphene work to help get pregnant?

2 ways: In women who do not already ovulate, Clomiphene helps them to ovulate. It tricks the body into making more of its own FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) in order to try to grow an egg. In women who already ovulate, it can help you make more than 1 egg at a time. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how fertility doctors use hormones to increase fertility in IVF treatment?

Can you tell me how fertility doctors use hormones to increase fertility in IVF treatment?

More Eggs: Hormones are given to increase the number of eggs that mature. It can also improve the lining of the uterus and improve with implantation. ...Read more

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What are good supplements such as pills or herbs to increase fertility? Help i really wish to conceive

What are good supplements such as pills or herbs to increase fertility? Help i really wish to conceive

Stay healthy: Healthy diet, limit caffeine and alcohol, avoid tobacco, moderate exercise, and staying healthy all support natural fertility. Herbs, otc drugs, diets, vitamins, supplements, and tricks to 'make you fertile' don't work and can be dangerous. Understanding when during the cycle you are best able to conceive, and using natural family planning methods also increase chances of success. ...Read more

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How does Clomid (clomiphene) work to get someone pregnant?

How does Clomid (clomiphene) work to get someone pregnant?

Blocks estrogen: Clomiphene blocks estrogen receptors in the pituitary gland, which results in an increase in natural gonadotropins (fsh and lh). Fsh stimulates maturation of a follicle in the ovary. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about it's like to use injectible fertility drugs along with oral fertility drugs?

Can you tell me about it's like to use injectible fertility drugs along with oral fertility drugs?

Combination cycle: This is what's called combination cycle. It does lead to higher chances of ovulation and reduced need for higher doses of the injectables. However, the chances of multiple pregnancy goes up. ...Read more

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Will taking phentermine hinder ovulation or me trying to conceive at all? And to what effect?

Will taking phentermine hinder ovulation or me trying to conceive at all? And to what effect?

Phentermine: If you are using it for weight loss it may affect ovulation or your period, but more importantly it is category X in pregnancy. You should be trying to conceive while on it as it may cause an early embryonic or fetal demise. Doctors prescribing phentermine should be advising you to use birth control. ...Read more

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Low thyroid about to start meds ttc can this help or hurt. Will I be fertil, do these meds make you more fertile? Thank you.

Low thyroid about to start meds ttc can this help or hurt. Will I be fertil, do these meds make you more fertile? Thank you.

Thyroid disease: should be adequately treated and stable prior to TTC. You should wait until your thyroid function levels are normal and stable for at least 3 months prior to TTC. Normal thyroid function is important for a healthy pregnancy. Thyroid medications should not affect your fertility, although have normal thyroid function may increase fertility. ...Read more

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How long does Clomid (clomiphene) take to work for men to raise test levels?

How long does Clomid (clomiphene) take to work for men to raise test levels?

1 to 3 months: The usual recommendation is to use climid for 3 to 6 months, but frequently, testosterone level elevation can be measured in one month. ...Read more

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At home ideas or regimens to increase sperm count. Or help with fertility! trying to get pregnant, so far no luck! please I need answers! ?

At home ideas or regimens to increase  sperm count. Or help with fertility! trying to get pregnant, so far no luck! please I need answers! ?

Avoid Tobacco: Smoking is about the worst thing males can do if they want to father a pregnancy. Tobacco use leads to damaged sperm dna. It's also associated with increased risk of leukemia in the offspring. It's time to stop yesterday. ...Read more

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Sperm motility 35 percent. What can fertility doc do to help get one pregnant? Different techniques?

Sperm motility 35 percent. What can fertility doc do to help get one pregnant? Different techniques?

Urology Consult: Sperm count and analysis examines numbers and quality of these. A prognostic score is given taking all this into account. The male partner must be examined by a urologist to determine a treatable diagnosis that may improve sperm count motility and quality ...Read more

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What OTC medicine can I get to increase eggs at ovulation? :)

What OTC medicine can I get to increase eggs at ovulation? :)

None really: Ovarian hyperstimulation is not an otc treatment. Oh has risks and must be monitored by a professional. Further, you may need other help and oh may not be successful alone. See a fertility specialist and get counseling and advise to proceed safely. ...Read more

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How do progesterone shots work for fertility? And how long should you be on them while trying to conceive?

How do progesterone shots work for fertility? And how long should you be on them while trying to conceive?

Fertility?: Progesterone shots do not affect your fertility directly - at all. They can be used to start a period if you are late or skipped, they can be used to 'supplement' luteal Progesterone if a woman has luteal phase defect - which is not a fertility problem. There are no other medically appropriate uses, hope this helps! ...Read more

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I want to concieve with twin and some body asked me to use Clomid (clomiphene) so please guide when , how and dose of Clomid (clomiphene) ?

Clomid (clomiphene) CANonly: Be prescribed by your doctor and you need to be followed by that doctor as Clomid (clomiphene) can have some severe side effects if not properly used and u are not supposed to take Clomid (clomiphene) to get twins, only to get pregnant so i will give you no advice about taking it as you need to see a board certified obgyn for an appointment and to see if you are a candidate or not for clomid (clomiphene). ...Read more

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What over-the-counter fertility medication i can take to get pregnant ?

None: Check with your gyn and have hormonal levles evaluated and make sure your pelvic exams are up to date. ...Read more

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How to improve my ovaries work without medicines?

How to improve my ovaries work without medicines?

Health: Stay lean through diet, exercise, weight loss. Avoid medicines that impair fertility, alcohol, tobacco, drug use, have good genetics. If you do all that ovaries should function as normally as they can, but some women need help. Check w/your gyn. ...Read more

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Trying to conceive: do fertility drugs cause cancer?

Trying to conceive: do fertility drugs cause cancer?

No: Fertility drugs do not cause cancer but infertility is a known risk factor for ovarian and uterine cancer. People who suffer of infertility may be at increased risk for cancer and these are the people who are expossed to fertility drugs. ...Read more

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