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How Fast Does Clomid 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
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
Clomid thinned out my linning now RE has prescribed Estrace (estradiol). How fast does it work? Which is more effective oral or vaginal?
Oral: Oral more effective for your situation. Best of luck with this. ...Read more
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?
I've had 5 cycles on Clomid (clomiphene) I am currently on 6th I have only been given 6 cycles so this is my last chance. What happens next if this doesn't work?
If I have taken Clomid (clomiphene) to get pregnant and it didn't work...Then what else would work?
Got preg with 1st child on first round of clomid. Ttc second and first round didn’t work. 2-6 days worked and now 5-9 didn’t work. Shd I Try 2-6 days?
In some women it can: It depends on your ovarian function and u also need estrogen and progetserone gel with the Clomid (clomiphene) and u may need a HCG injection, and if the Clomid (clomiphene) does not make u ovulate you need to go up to a higher dose or u may need shots, u never use the same dose more than 1 month if u do not ovulate please discuss with your gyn or reproductive endocrinologist. ...Read more
Depends: It works very well for women who don't ovulate, provided the ovaries still work well. If the brain communication is not working well or if the ovaries are closer to menopause then the medicine is not likely to cause ovulation. In young women with unexplained infertility Clomid (clomiphene) and IUI has been shown to be effective. So there is a difference between ovulation and pregnancy. ...Read more
Yes: Parlodel is a good treatment for hyperprolactinemia (too much prolactin hormone), and some patients conceive with it alone or combined with other fertility treatments. Clomid (clomiphene) can be used to induce ovulation (egg release) in many women who don't have regular cycles, or to cause 2-3 eggs to ovulate instead of one. About 10% success per month in under 35's; most pregnancies in the first 3-4 months. ...Read more
Depends: I hope this was a cycle day 3 draw. If so, then it's less likely to be effective. But FSH is not the best test to predict this. AMH is better. ...Read more
No, similar success: In most studies comparing Clomid (clomiphene) and Femara the pregnancy rates are similar and neither has been found to be superior to the other. Femara for fertility is an "off-label" indication, meaning this drug was not designed for this purpose. There are pros and cons of both Clomid (clomiphene) and Femara and they have different side effect profiles. Talk to your doctor about what is best for you. ...Read more
What is meant by Clomid not 'working'?
- do you mean Clomid did not result in ovulation? If so, then other options may include using an aromatase inhibitor (e.g. Letrozole) or gonadotropins (e.g. Follistim, bravelle, gonal f, (follitropin alfa) menopur).
- do you mean Clomid did not result in a pregnancy despite ovulation occuring? If so, then proceeding with ivf or gonadotropins with IUI might be an option. ...Read more
Often: But not always. The trigger is not always necessary but can improve timing, particularly for procedures like IUI. You should discuss with your doctor whether the hCG trigger is necessary or helpful for you. ...Read more
Can you take Valtrex (valacyclovir) while taking clomid? Would Valtrex (valacyclovir) cause Clomid not to work?
Fine together: There should be no interaction between those two medications. Good luck! ...Read more
I missed 2 days of taking Clomid (clomiphene) medicatons nd I continued on d 3rd day, is it still going to work for me?
Probably not! Sorry!
you really need to take the 5 days in a row for it to work, so do not miss pills next time. ...Read more
My urologue tel me to replace androgel 10 g by clomid (clomiphene) after used androgel 7 years. Do you think well work and is safe to do the change?
It depends on goals: The goal when infertility is the problem is to achieve a pregnancy, so Clomid (clomiphene) is used in the short term, to improve sperm count & T4. The goal when hypogonadism is the problem is to restore testosterone levels to normal for the long term. Clomiphene is not usually used long term because safety and effectiveness over years and decades have not been proven. Ask the Uro to explain the rationale. ...Read more
If im on testestrone androgel 6 years if I switch to Clomid (clomiphene) haw match time take to work?
A switch from testosterone to clomid (clomiphene) does not work well.
If you are taking testosterone for management of a low testosterone level please keep going. You must also have appropriate lab studies done every 3-6 months to make sure that there are no other problems.
Clomid is a different item and can be used along with testosterone. ...Read more
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