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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)?

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)?

Not take: There's nothing useful for you to 'take' (at least without prescription) at home: healthy diet and moderate exercise is a good start. There's probably no harm in using vitex but there's also no benefit, I'd stay away from it. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more


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Does metformin also help with fertility like clomid (clomiphene)?

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 more

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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.

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

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Does Clomid (clomiphene) increase only FSH or both FSH and LH in males?

Does Clomid (clomiphene) increase only FSH or both FSH and LH in males?

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

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Can adding hCG shots while taking femara (letrozole) for infertility improve the chances of conceiving?

Can adding hCG shots while taking femara (letrozole) for infertility improve the chances of conceiving?

Sometimes: A properly-timed HCG shot can be used as a 'trigger' for ovulation. Women who develop a dominant follicle with Femara (letrozole) but don't ovulate appropriately (or at all) can be triggered with hcg. ...Read more

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Can clomiphen or Clomid (clomiphene) used in primary ovarian failure?

Can clomiphen or Clomid (clomiphene) used in primary ovarian failure?

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 more

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What is the success rate of femara (letrozole) for infertility?

What is the success rate of femara (letrozole) for infertility?

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 more

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Can Clomid (clomiphene) work for older women with high fsh?

Sometimes: It can. It likely will not work as well. There is no harm to try. But usually more powerful treatments are needed. ...Read more

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Has anyone had success on femara (letrozole) and norethindrone for endometriosis?

Has anyone had success on femara (letrozole) and norethindrone for endometriosis?

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 more

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Can femara (letrozole) cause a miscarriage?

Can femara (letrozole) cause a miscarriage?

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 more

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Diminished ovarian reserve with low egg supply. Would u rec Clomid (clomiphene) with IUI or injectable with iui. I am 35 years old?

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 more

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3rd iui with clomid (clomiphene) and ovidrel and unexplained infertility, wife is 34. Low chance of success? Losing hope and ashamed.

3rd iui with clomid (clomiphene) and ovidrel and unexplained infertility, wife is 34.   Low chance of success?  Losing hope and ashamed.

Don't lose hope...: pregnancy only occurs in 20% of IUI cycles, have faith and keep on trying! Try speaking with your doctor or their nurse for encouragement if needed, infertility is tough mentally and most couples can use some extra emotional support! ...Read more

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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

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Can Clomid (clomiphene) be taken with parlodel for a ttc woman?

Definitely: Definitely as long as they are both being taken for the correct reasons: Parlodel (bromocriptine) for elevated prolactin levels, Clomiphene for ovulatory dysfunction. ...Read more

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Are femara (letrozole) and norethindrone used for stage 4 endometriosis?

Are femara (letrozole) and norethindrone used for stage 4 endometriosis?

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 more

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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??

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

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Can i get ovarian cysts with being on Clomid (clomiphene) for 4 cycles?

Yes: Clomid (clomiphene) can cause cysts. The chance is higher in women with pcos. And it can make extra eggs which can lead to cyst formation. They are temporary and generally go away. ...Read more