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Letrozole And Infertility
What are the chances of a couple with unexplained infertility conceiving naturally? And on 10mg letrozole for 5 days and hcg tigger shot on cd12?
Letrozole is a commonly used medicine for the prevention/treatment of certain types of breast cancer. It is a safe medicine. It prevents the conversion of male to female hormones. It is also commonly used now for fertility treatment. It can help ovulation and can help a woman make an extra egg sometimes. It is often used instead of Clomid for fertility treatment ...Read more
What is the best day of monthly cycle to start letrozole? Days or 3? Using for infertility treatment
See answer : Letrozole: fda-approved drug for the treatment of breast cancer. Blocks the conversion of androgens (testosterone) to estrogen. Commonly used in the body-building world. Regarding male infertility, there are a couple of small studies that suggest it may be helpful in non-obstructive azoospermia patients with normal serum fsh. Much more info needed b4 recommending this drug for male infertility rx. ...Read more
We tried Clomid 50mgs for our first cycle w/o results. Our doctor says to raise Clomid to 100mg or try letrozole at a low dosage. What should we do?
Ask your doctor: I have my patients use 3 different doses of Clomiphene (up to 150 mg) before switching to letrozole, but some doctors prefer to start with letrozole. If you did not ovulate with 50 mg clomiphene, and you have been adequately evaulated for other causes of infertility/anovulation, then 100 mg should be safe. ...Read more
Started period May 4th letrozole cd3-7 hcg trigger cd12 ovulated cd13. It's now cd26 no af or bfp on hpt. No symptoms. When should I get af or bfp ?
Eliminating estrogen: Letrozole like anastrazole and Exemestane is an aromatase inhibitor. In postmenopausal pts, the ovaries no longer produce estrogen but the body creates low levels of estrogen via the enzyme aromatase. The ais block this enzyme thus eliminating any estrogen. In premenopausal pts, this actually causes a feedback that stimulates the ovaries to make more estrogen thus it can't be used to treat er+. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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