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Infertility And Femara
I hav pcos. What supplement can I take with femara (letrozole) to improve egg quality n fertility? Can vitex(chaste berry) be taken with femara (letrozole)?
Can i take other fertility helpers with my metformin and Clomid (clomiphene) to help get pregnant with pcos?
Not the same: Clomid (clomiphene) is a nonsteroidal medication that causes the pituitary glands to stimulate ovulation. Metformin suppresses glucose production from the liver. Metformin is used for pcos pts that have irregular menses often with insulin resistance. Metformin can help some weight loss and regulate menses to help regular ovulation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are treatment options for high testosterone. I'm trying to conceive and I have pcos caused by high testosterone. Clomid (clomiphene) and metformin failed.
Here are some ...: With thus far in your care for PCOS, it would not most logical and beneficial to bring this Q to the treating doctor so timely modification of care could be given. At this time, further online inquiry tends to cause more unnecessary confusion and anxiety. So, contact your treating doc who should be in line of today's knowledge and options of care. Worst, seeking second opinion is still easier &... ...Read more
Most likely both: There is hyperstimujlation at times witrh increased pituitary hormones causing a serious problem in occasional women wishing to become pregnant ...Read more
Can adding hCG shots while taking femara (letrozole) for infertility improve the chances of conceiving?
No Clomid (clomiphene) cant be: Hello Clomid (clomiphene) (clomiphen) cannot be used in primary ovarian failure. In primary ovarian failure the ovaries do not produce estrogen to cause ovulation (egg release). Clomid (clomiphene) (clomiphen) works by preventing estrogen from being turned off in the body. If someone does not produce estrogen in the first place than clomid (clomiphene) cannot work. But primary ovarian failure requires a doctor to determine if pt has it ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The success rate varies tremendously based on many factors including diagnosis (for instance ovulation problems, sperm problems, endometriosis, etc), the age of the woman, how the fallopian tubes work, . Etc. Pregnancy rates can be as low as 1% or as high as 20-25% per month. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hormonal treatment: Femara (letrozole) inhibits the formation of estrogen within the endometriosis tissue. Aromatase inhibitors, formerly used to treat some breast cancer, have been successful in the treatment of endometriosis. Norethindrone, a Progesterone is also successful in some cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Danger to fetus: Femara (letrozole) is used to treat breast cancer in women who have gone through menopause. It should not be used in women who are or will become pregnant. It has a category x rating which means that it is contraindicated during pregnancy as animal studies have shown toxicity to the developing embryo (baby). It acts to decrease the level of estrogen and that might lead to miscarriage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diminished ovarian reserve with low egg supply. Would u rec Clomid (clomiphene) with IUI or injectable with iui. I am 35 years old?
Yes, IVF is better: At age 39 with DOR, you may try few cycles Clomid (clomiphene) IUI, but IVF is a better option. The reason is with DOR, you don't have many embryos to work with. On the other hand, if you do IVF, you may bank embryos and do FET later. At age 39, I strongly recommend to do Pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS) of your embryos prior to transfer. It will increase your change of pregnancy and reduce miscarriage ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3rd iui with clomid (clomiphene) and ovidrel and unexplained infertility, wife is 34. Low chance of success? Losing hope and ashamed.
Clomid (clomiphene) help to increase FSH and LH to trigger ovulation, FSH and LH produce estrogen for lining , but why some drs say Clomid (clomiphene) will thin lining?
Antiestrogen: Clomid (clomiphene) works by blocking estrogen in your brain and pituitary gland. This makes the hormones rise which stimulate your eggs to grow. Unfortunately, it also blocks estrogen at the cervix and at your uterine lining. This can harm cervical mucus and make your uterus less receptive. ...Read more
Need more info: Not sure what ovacare is, need the pharmaceutical/drug name ...Read more
Not very successfull: No medical treatment has ever been shown to be effective in treating stage IV endo. This stage means that there is deeply invasive endo usually between the rectum and vagina or cervix. Endo nodules are by definition deeper than 5mm, and the hormones can't penetrate well and they don't respond. You need a surgeon very experienced in complex procedures to remove the endo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 29 ttc 2years ago,2nd course clomid (clomiphene), (clomiphene)a cyst1,7cm on left ovary.Which day is the best to start clomid (clomiphene)?2-6,3-7,5-9??
No big difference: Studies show pregnancy rates are identical starting cc on cd 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5. The main difference is starting later its less likely to have a persistent cyst from the past cycle. For patients not monitored by ultrasound cd 5 may be a better choice, with monitoring it makes little-to- no difference. ...Read more