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How fast does Clomid (clomiphene) typically work?

How fast does Clomid (clomiphene) typically work?

3-to-6 cycles: Many factors besides fertility medication go into achieving a succesful pregnancy. In appropriately selected couples, meaning normal semen parameters and healthy fallopian tubes at a minimum, cumulative pregnancy rates with Clomiphene are 85% in 3 cycles and around 95% in 6 cycles. ...Read more

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Dr. Victor Beshay
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How long does it typically take for Clomid (clomiphene) to work?

How long does it typically take for Clomid (clomiphene) to work?

Depends: It can work on the first try or take up to six months. Remember..Clomid (clomiphene) makes you ovulate. Whether or not you get pregnant depends on lots of factors. ...Read more

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My wife and I have finished 2 cycles of Clomid without success. Can the 3rd cycle of Clomid be successful if the other 2 rounds didn't work? I'm losing hope fast as we have unexplained infertility, which makes this situation worse.

My wife and I have finished 2 cycles of Clomid without success.  Can the 3rd cycle of Clomid be successful if the other 2 rounds didn't work?  I'm losing hope fast as we have unexplained infertility, which makes this situation worse.

Yes it can: Infertility can be very frustrating. Many times patients need a few rounds of Clomid (clomiphene) at increased doses to trigger ovulation and achieve success. Some doctors will add steroids to help it be more effective. Others will need to add intrauterine insemination or a bhcg injection to the clomid (clomiphene). Work with an experienced obgyn or reproductive endocrinologist to help guide you through the process. ...Read more

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Took Clomid but only got positive OPK on cd22. Does that mean Clomid didn't work for me as it shud have been on cd5-9 ?

Took Clomid but only got positive OPK on cd22. Does that mean Clomid didn't work for me as it shud have been on cd5-9 ?

Unknown: We can not make that determination from an Ovulation predictor kit. Typically a midluteal phase Progesterone blood test is ordered when one is prescribed Clomid to determine if ovulation occurs and to to determine if dose adjustments should be made ...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?

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 well does Clomid (clomiphene) work?

Well: Statistically around 80% of women will ovulate on clomid, (clomiphene) but only 50-60% eventually get pregnant. ...Read more

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What is Clomid (clomiphene) && how does it work?

What is Clomid (clomiphene) && how does it work?

Clomid (clomiphene): Clomid (clomiphene) is a nonsteroidal anti-estrogen. When taken orally it fools the body at the level of the brain and thinks there are lower levels of estrogen forcing more fsh to be produced which promotes growth of follicles and ovulation. ...Read more

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How does Clomid (clomiphene) work in men?

How does Clomid (clomiphene) work in men?

Clomid (clomiphene) use in men: Prolonged daily use of high-dose Clomid (clomiphene) may be effective in the treatment of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. ...Read more

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