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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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If I have taken Clomid (clomiphene) to get pregnant and it didn't work...Then what else would work?

If I have taken Clomid (clomiphene) to get pregnant and it didn't work...Then what else would work?

When Clomid (clomiphene) fails...: It could be due to not having been monitored. One reason for Clomid (clomiphene) failure is lack of serial ultrasounds/blood hormone tests while on clomid (clomiphene). Also, the uterine lining can get too thin, so ultrasound should monitor this. Some women make a mature follicle but don't release it and thus need an HCG shot. Have you been monitored like this by a board certified re? If not, consider it! ...Read more

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How will 100 mg of Clomid impact ovulation versus 50 mg of clomid? My wife is on her 2nd cycle as the 50 mg didn't work. We've been trying for 1.5 years, so I hope Clomid works. Losing hope that we'll get pregnant.

Clomid (clomiphene): When using Clomid (clomiphene) the lowest possible dose that induces ovulation or the effect that you desire is the best possible dose. Higher doses of Clomid (clomiphene) may adversely affect the cervical mucus and the endometrial lining. ...Read more

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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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I want to get pregnant. got tested. doc gave me a medicine Clomid (clomiphene) but she said if it doesn't work she will go for tube test. what is tube test?

I want to get pregnant. got tested. doc gave me a medicine Clomid (clomiphene) but she said if it doesn't work she will go for tube test. what is tube test?

HSG: Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) . It is a radiologic test . Dye is injected thru the vagina & cervix into the uterus . If the tubes are open the dye will spill into the abdominal cavity . If tubes are not open , you will not see due in abdominal cavity . Blocked tubes are one cause of female I fertility . ...Read more

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I have pcos my hubby has low sperm count, is monitered cycle with Clomid (clomiphene) hCG & IUI enough or would injectable meds work better/faster to get pregnant?

I have pcos my hubby has low sperm count, is monitered cycle with Clomid (clomiphene) hCG & IUI enough or would injectable meds work better/faster to get pregnant?

Depends: If you are ovulating with the Clomid (clomiphene) then the other meds would not likely offer any benefit. If you are not ovulating, then there may be a better chance for ovulating and conceiving with the more aggressive medications. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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How soon can I get pregnant on clomid (clomiphene)?

Clomid (clomiphene): Most women receive Clomid (clomiphene) cycle days 5-9. If you are on the right dose, you can ovulate and conceive the first cycle. However, Clomid (clomiphene) doses vary for patients. Consider using ovulation prediction kits starting around cycle day 13 and continue for 5-7 days. Have unprotected sex the day after a positive test. ...Read more

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Does taking Clomid (clomiphene) help you get pregnant faster?

Does taking Clomid (clomiphene) help you get pregnant faster?

Yes: Clomid (clomiphene) is supposed to induce ovulation and thus help fertility. There are often many other factors also contributing. ...Read more

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Can Clomid (clomiphene) gives a higher chance to get pregnant?

Clomid (clomiphene) & pregnancy: Clomid (clomiphene) helps women who don't ovulate, and may help males produce sperm if their hormones are low. If you ovulate regularly it will not increase the chances of conception. ...Read more

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Failed 4 cycles of clomid (clomiphene). Chances to get pregnant?

Good still: As long as the failure on the Clomid (clomiphene) isn't due to premature ovarian failure. There are other medications that will help ovulation after clomid (clomiphene). Also peritoneal factors such as adhesions and endometriosis need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Is 100mg of Clomid (clomiphene) is best to use than 50mg to get pregnant faster?

Is 100mg of Clomid (clomiphene) is best to use than 50mg to get pregnant faster?

No: Taking doses higher than you need can actually lower your chances of ovulating. ...Read more

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I am 24 years old can't get pregnant for almost 2 years ! should I try Clomid (clomiphene) ?

I am 24 years old can't get pregnant for almost 2 years ! should I try Clomid (clomiphene) ?

Not : No you should see your gyn doctor first for evaluation , then you and your partner will be referred to a fertility specialist to find the cause and help you. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to take Clomid (clomiphene) the 2nd time since i didn't get pregnant the 1st time i took it?

Clomid (clomiphene): Keep in mind that pregnancy may not happen on the first attempt with clomid, (clomiphene) as some cycles may not be fertile cycles. Therefore, it may be necessary to sometimes go through several Clomid (clomiphene) cycles before moving on to something else. Do bring up your concerns to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have used Clomid (clomiphene) for 6 cycles 3 years ago and did not get pregnant, am i able to try it again now?

I have used Clomid (clomiphene) for 6 cycles 3 years ago and did not get pregnant, am i able to try it again now?

Maybe: Most pregnancies with Clomid (clomiphene) happen in the first 3-4 cycles, and it's less likely to succeed after 6 failed cycles. If you had timed intercourse before, Clomid (clomiphene) with inseminations (iui) is better. If ultrasound monitoring showed a thin endometrial lining on clomid, (clomiphene) Letrozole is a better choice. If you have significant tubal issues or your partner has severe sperm problems ivf is the best option. ...Read more

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Since i've been on shots for 8 years and i just got off i decided to take 100mg Clomid (clomiphene) to get pregnant how do you recommend me to take it?

Since i've been on shots for 8 years and i just got off i decided to take 100mg Clomid (clomiphene) to get pregnant how do you recommend me to take it?

Bad idea: It's a prescription drug in the us for good reasons. If you don't now how/when to start and monitor it you can get into complications much more important than side effects. ...Read more

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