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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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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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What other drugs besides Clomid (clomiphene) are used to get a woman pregnant? My wife is on 100 mg of Clomid (clomiphene) and she ovulates normally. If Clomid (clomiphene) doesn't work, will she be given a different fertility drug?

What other drugs besides Clomid (clomiphene) are used to get a woman pregnant?  My wife is on 100 mg of Clomid (clomiphene) and she ovulates normally.  If Clomid (clomiphene) doesn't work, will she be given a different fertility drug?

FSH Injections, IVF : If Clomid (clomiphene) alone does not work, adding IUI (intrauterine insemination) can improve Clomid (clomiphene) pregnancy rates. The next step after that would be to take fsh or injectable fertility drugs. Using these drugs in an ivf cycle is safest, but injections can also be combined with iui. Please speak with your doctor about the pros and cons of these options in your situation. Good luck! ...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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What are some of the common fertility drugs used other than clomid (clomiphene)?

What are some of the common fertility drugs used other than clomid (clomiphene)?

Gonadotropins: - aromatase inhibitiors (letrozole) can be used as an alternative to Clomid as an ovulation induction agent in women with pcos - gonadotropins (bravelle, menopur, gonal f, (follitropin alfa) follistim) are injectable ovulation stimulation medications, which can be used for IUI or ivf cycles. They are more potent and more costly than clomid. ...Read more

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What are exogenous growth hormones? Could I have taken them w/o realizing it in supps like zinc or cal mag or in clomid (clomiphene) or fertility drugs for IUIs?

What are exogenous growth hormones? Could I have taken them w/o realizing it in supps like zinc or cal mag or in clomid (clomiphene) or fertility drugs for IUIs?

Well : Endogenous hormones or what is your body makes. Exogenous hormones are ones that you take in pill form or injections or supplements these should be always supervised by a doctor ...Read more

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What're the chances of me getting pregnant with the fertility drug clomid (clomiphene)?

Depends on your: Ovarian function and your situation, your doc who is giving you teh Clomid (clomiphene) should have discussed that with you, at your age you may need more than Clomid (clomiphene) , most people your age need injections, at your age you should be seeing a reproductive endocrinlogist for your best chance to get pg, as you may not have much ovarian function left and a good chance Clomid (clomiphene) will not be enough. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink baking soda water for a UTI days after stopping clomid (clomiphene). It works for me But is it safe? Will it interfere w ovulation n conception?

Is it ok to drink baking soda water for a UTI days after stopping clomid (clomiphene). It works for me But is it safe? Will it interfere w ovulation n conception?

Try and see...: Drinking baking soda can raise urine pH but not proved to benefit UTI although you claimed helpful to you - most likely from upping urine pH resulting in soothing how you feel. I doubt if any specific clinical study has been done to test & answer your concern. In my view, drinking it in moderate will not affect the odd to conceive if both parties are productively well functioning. Best... ...Read more

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When taking Clomid (clomiphene) fertility drug when is a good time to have sex?

When taking Clomid (clomiphene) fertility drug when is a good time to have sex?

Ovulation Time: Generally speaking around the time you ovulate. That is often about 10 days after taking the clomid (clomiphene). You can check ovulation kits and time sex to the few days after the kit turns positive. A fertility specialist can also help guide you to know whether the pill is working. ...Read more

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I have PCOS and been trying to get preg for 6 months, my doc won't give me fertility drugs for 8 more months. Should I just buy Clomid (clomiphene) online?

Don't buy on line: You should discuss your concerns with your physician. Do not buy medications on line because these medications may be fraudulent, impure and contaminated with potentially harmful chemicals. ...Read more

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Does metformin also help with fertility like clomid (clomiphene)?

Not the same: Clomid (clomiphene) is a nonsteroidal medication that causes the pituitary glands to stimulate ovulation. Metformin suppresses glucose production from the liver. Metformin is used for pcos pts that have irregular menses often with insulin resistance. Metformin can help some weight loss and regulate menses to help regular ovulation. ...Read more

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Is there any side effects of Clomid (clomiphene) for fertility problems?

Sometimes: Clomid (clomiphene) or Clomiphene citrate is usually very well tolerated and safe. Sometimes it causes mild hot flushes and headaches. These are not dangerous. Rarely people can have visual changes. If this occurs, please call your doctor right away. Usually your doctor will stop the medicine and find an alternative treatment. Clomid (clomiphene) can be an effective and safe treatment for some women with infertility. ...Read more

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Went to fertility spec. He said Clomid (clomiphene) don't help that good is that true?

Went to fertility spec. He said Clomid (clomiphene) don't help that good is that true?

Clomid (clomiphene) and ovulation: Clomid (clomiphene) will help you ovulate - in fact, you may have multiple eggs released at one time. However, in your case, your Fertility issues may be due to Tubal scarring after Ligation and Reversal of the Tubal Ligation. Scarring of the tubes will hinder Sperm travel to the Egg, and the Fertilized Egg itself may have end up in the scarred Fallopian Tube instead of the Womb (an emergency ectopic). ...Read more

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Is there anything more to do in order to increase my chances for conception while taking clomid (clomiphene) 50mg from days 5-9 of my cycle?

Is there anything more to do in order to increase my chances for conception while taking clomid (clomiphene) 50mg from days 5-9 of my cycle?

Doctors orders: I would recommend following your doctors instructions for follow up appointments so that the Clomid (clomiphene) cycle can be well managed. Likely you were instructed to have intercourse on certain day. Follow the instructions and keep your follow up appointments ...Read more

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