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Doctor insights on: How Many Follicles Does Clomid Typically Produce

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Follicle (Definition)

An ovarian follicle contains a hollow ball of cells with an immature egg in the center. It is a structure within the ovary containing the egg that ...Read more


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What make follicles grow on clomid (clomiphene)?

What make follicles grow on clomid (clomiphene)?

Negative feedback: Is what it's called: Clomiphene tricks the hypothalamus to tell the pituitary to put out more gonadotrophic hormones, thus stimulating the ovaries. You asked! ...Read more

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Is 100mg Clomid (clomiphene) likely to make follicle big?

Possibly: Clomid (clomiphene) generally is used in women that do not ovulate on a regular basis. And yes, it should cause a follicle to grow in size and should cause spontaneous ovulation, or the release of an egg, when the follicle gets to 22+mm in size. If it is much bigger than that, Clomid (clomiphene) may have caused a simple cyst to develop and not an egg follicle. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How much more effective is 100mg of Clomid (clomiphene) instead of 50mg in achieving a mature follicle?

Dosage of Clomid (clomiphene): The lowest dose that achieves is the dose to use. I recommend that patients start at 50 mg/day for 5 days beginning on cycle day 3 or 5 depending upon whether they have a 28 or 30 days cycle. If they don't ovulate on the 50 mg dose I increase it to 100 mg. ...Read more

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During a timed intercouse cycle with clomid, (clomiphene) what size should follicles be before triggering?

Ovulatory size.: Clomid (clomiphene) will produce many follicles in a single cycle of use, and you want a follicle to enlarge enough to produce a viable egg. The dimensions of the follicle (style) are not as important as the content (substance). ...Read more

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Can my follicles pick up growing from where they where if I stopped then started back taking clomid (clomiphene)?

Depends: If you just skipped one day of the Clomid (clomiphene) then the growth would continue. If it was longer than that then the growth of the follicle or multiple follicles will have been compromised. ...Read more

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I read that taking Clomid (clomiphene) on days 3-5 produces a lot of follicles but not so strong but taking it on days 5-9 will produce few but strong. How true?

Neither: The earlier you start Clomid (clomiphene) the more likely you will make make more than one egg. And also it makes for a more regularly timed cycle. But as far as overall effect it does not make any difference. The eggs are the same. ...Read more

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Ovulated multiple follicles on Clomid (clomiphene) what's chances of multiples?

Multiples on CC: Always come out to roughly 95% singles, roughly 5% twins, and very roughly 1/500-to-1/1000 for triplets or more. ...Read more

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Have taken provera/clomid from 25mg-150mg. Not producing big enough follicles. What should be my next step?

Have taken provera/clomid from 25mg-150mg. Not producing big enough follicles. What should be my next step?

Need a diagnosis: The first "next" thing is to have a firm diagnosis or diagnoses. If you are missing any elements of a basic fertility eval you need to complete it. Sounds like you are saying you don't get a dominant follicle on CC? Or don't ovulate? Depending on your diagnosis you might boost the CC with metformin or dexamethasone, or may be a candidate for gonadotropin treatment. Good wishes. ...Read more

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10mm, 8mm and 7mm on cd10 (clomid (clomiphene) 5-9), injection on cd10 and progynova tablets 1x2. Will it help my follicle to mature?

Ask specialist: This is a decision to be made by you and your fertility specialist. Only they won't know you and your ovulations that is best, and I would trust them. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a 12mm follicle on day 10, but still not ovulate until day 19. Took 250mg of Clomid (clomiphene) this cycle as well.?

Is it normal to have a 12mm follicle on day 10, but still not ovulate until day 19. Took 250mg of Clomid (clomiphene) this cycle as well.?

50mg a day x 5 days?: I am guessing you took 50 mg a day x 5 days not 250 mg a day? Ovulating on day 19 is a little later than average but can still result in pregnancy. Increasing your dose to 100 mg a day for 5 days next cycle is a possibility - your dr will look at the number of follicles you made and the thickness of the endometrium (lining of your uterus). Discuss intrauterine inseminations (iui) with your md too. ...Read more

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I am having 13 mm follicle day 13, but then it starts to grow slowly and then it becomes smaller, can clomid (clomiphene) help me to ovulate?

Could be: Sounds like a possible "yes" but would need more1st hand knowledge to say for sure. We cannot prescribe or diagnose online so can't say more, but worth talking with a local doctor about this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I been on Clomid (clomiphene) for 3 months on day 7 took my last pills of 150mg On day 8 I had 2 follicles one 10mm and 11mm what are my chances to ovulate?

I been on Clomid (clomiphene) for 3 months on day 7 took my last pills of 150mg On day 8 I had 2 follicles one 10mm and 11mm what are my chances to ovulate?

Follicles: Those two follicles are a tad smaller then what we would like to see. A good follicle is usually more the 20mm in size. You should be checking ovulation prediction kits to see if ovulating though. It helps time coitus and your doc can always get an US the day of or after ovulation to look for collapse of a follicle and free fluid. ...Read more

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Now on 2nd round of 100mg clomid (clomiphene). On cd11, follicle size is 12x9mm, 10x8mm. Ovulated on first cycle of 100mg clomid (clomiphene).Is it possible for ovulation?

Not yet: Those follicles are way too small for ovulation, but d11 is early for most women. They may very well become large enough in the next week or so. What day did you ovulate in your first Clomid (clomiphene) cycle? Good luck! ...Read more

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I took Clomid (clomiphene) 150mg and the 8 day of my cycle my follicles were 10mm and 11mm what are my chances to ovulate this month?

Good chance: I follicles are around 10 mm on day 8 of the cycle there is a good chance that by ovulation day they will grow to a size that one of them will ovulate ...Read more

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Had IUI (clomid+ ovidril), 2 follicles mturd confirmed, 10dpIUI (19th dayofthecycle), cramps like that I get in periods, but no spotting yet? Ispreg sym?

Had IUI (clomid+ ovidril), 2 follicles mturd confirmed, 10dpIUI (19th dayofthecycle), cramps like that I get in periods, but no spotting yet? Ispreg sym?

Not Really: Cramping 10 days post IUI may not be related to pregnancy. It is too early. It may mean that period is coming. It can also mean a completely different issue like an ovarian cyst that can happen with Clomid (clomiphene). It may be even related to implantation. So, it is best to just wait another 4 days and see if you need to do a pregnancy test. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Clomid (clomiphene) days 5-9. Ultrasound day 10, follicle size 11mm. Is this ok? Will they still grow?

Follicle size: In clomid (clomiphene) cycles ovulation occurs about day 13-14. Get a test for ovulation (any pharmacy has them) and if positive, have intercourse 24 hours later. Wait for two weeks and obtain a serum HCG test, which is very accurate. ...Read more

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On a medicated cycle (250mg of Clomid (clomiphene))i had two follicles 11mm and 12mm are these good size for cd10 and is it poosible to ovulate both eggs?

On a medicated cycle (250mg of Clomid (clomiphene))i had two follicles 11mm and 12mm are these good size for cd10 and is it poosible to ovulate both eggs?

Yes: Sounds like 2 good maturing eggs on cycle day 10. You may ovulate from both if they are similar. We expect 2mm increase in size per day and ovulation to occur at about 20mm. ...Read more

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