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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 i take other fertility helpers with my metformin and Clomid (clomiphene) to help get pregnant with pcos?

Can i take other fertility helpers with my metformin and Clomid (clomiphene) to help get pregnant with pcos?

Maybe: Fertility helpers can be: fertility tests not done, surgery for other problems, adding IUI in some cases. If the clomid/metformin are causing you to ovulate then time may work. Later try coh/iui or ivf. Other otc supplements may be helpful full or harmful. Recently, coq-10 and dhea have been popular but all these should be used with doc management. Best wishes. ...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 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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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 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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