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What are the chances of pregnancy with irregular period and clomid (clomiphene)?

About 45-50%: Clomid (clomiphene) is used for women who are having trouble ovulating. Ovulation rates are 85+% but pregnancy rates are only about 45-50%. This may be do to the fact that there are other infertility issues that have been overlooked. The other is the anti-estrogen effects on Clomid (clomiphene) on the cervical mucus and uterine lining, interfering with one or both. Your gyn should talk to you about this before starting. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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On femara (letrozole) and 6 days late but pregnancy test negative?

On femara (letrozole) and 6 days late but pregnancy test negative?

By now you know the: If you still need to know the answer, please write again as your question is now more than one week old(i think). ...Read more

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What are pregnancy chances with a scarred cervix and fluid in uterus? On clomid, (clomiphene) reg menses, and ovulation

What are pregnancy chances with a scarred cervix and fluid in uterus? On clomid, (clomiphene) reg menses, and ovulation

What did your doctor: Say as this is not enough info to give an answer as it depends how scarred is the cervix and how much fluid in the uterus and other factors and if u do get preg then u may end up needing a cerclage of the cx if it measures too short due to the scarring which your OB can do an ultrasound to check. ...Read more

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Can Clomid (clomiphene) and progynova make your period light?

Can Clomid (clomiphene) and progynova make your period light?

Possibly: Clomid (clomiphene) is used to stimulate ovarian function and Progesterone is used to try to support the early pregnancy (assuming fertilization has occurred) if the egg is not fertilized then menses will ensure a couple weeks later but it is normally normal to slightly heavy. If it is light, check for pregnancy as it may be implantation bleeding. ...Read more

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What are the chances of pregnancy with Clomid (clomiphene) and hCG trigger shot with each cycle?

What are the chances of pregnancy with Clomid (clomiphene) and hCG trigger shot with each cycle?

Depends : The answer will depend on the individual being treated and the reasons they are having fertility problems. Will need to address your treating physician so that he can answer individually with specific numbers applying in your case. ...Read more

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Starting 50mg Clomid (clomiphene) for lean Pcos. Are the chances good to get pregnant? Being monitored with blood tests and ultrasounds every two days.

Starting 50mg Clomid (clomiphene) for lean Pcos. 
Are the chances good to get pregnant? 
Being monitored with blood tests and ultrasounds every two days.

Effective...: Clomid (clomiphene) is usually very effective to enhance ovulation and definitely is good to increase the changes of fertilization. However, like any other medications it all depends on each person. It is also important that you have intercourse as frequently as possible. Make sure you follow up with your doctor as you have been doing so far. ...Read more

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Clomid (clomiphene) and pregnyl to trigger ovulation..How soon can you do a pregnancy test?

Clomid (clomiphene) and pregnyl to trigger ovulation..How soon can you do a pregnancy test?

After missed period: It is better to wait 4-5 days after a missed period to do home pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the test kit carefully. You may get a blood test from your doctor, as soon as one day after a missed period. ...Read more

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Is ovulation bleeding good for pregnacy and will prenatals help fertility?

Is ovulation bleeding good for pregnacy and will prenatals help fertility?

Bleeding natural: Bleeding is neither good or bad but is natural and usually a sign of implantation of the egg to the endometrium. It is very good and helpful at times for the pregnancy dating. the prenatal vitamins are to keep you healthy and provide the best available supplements for your pregnancy. It however keeps you healthy but does not effect fertility except indirectly in keeping you healthy. ...Read more

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What should progesterone level be in day 21 of femara (letrozole) cycle?

What should progesterone level be in day 21 of femara (letrozole) cycle?

Anythign above: About 2.0 is ovulatory, below that is not. There is nothing 'better' about higher Progesterone levels on cd 21 in an ovulation induction cycle. ...Read more

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Can progesterone suppositories really raise progesterone levels in early pregnancy and keep the pregnancy full term?

Can progesterone suppositories really raise progesterone levels in early pregnancy and keep the pregnancy full term?

Yes and maybe: Progesterone suppositories do raise Progesterone levels in early pregnancy, both the level in the blood, and the amount of hormone reaching the lining of the uterus. Keeping a pregnancy full term depends on a number of factors, including whether or not the baby is genetically normal, and you having a normal uterus. ...Read more

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I am taking progesterone, estradiol, aspirin, heparin and hCG injections in my first trimester of pregnancy?

I am taking progesterone, estradiol, aspirin, heparin and hCG injections in my first trimester of pregnancy?

Okay?: That's a lot of medicine, but you haven't asked a question. What do you want to know? ...Read more

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What is the methergine (methylergonovine) impact on fertility and ovulation or pregnancy?

What is the methergine (methylergonovine) impact on fertility and ovulation or pregnancy?

Probably none: But why are you taking it? What are you treating, why, and how? Methergine (methylergonovine) has very very few medical uses. ...Read more

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IUI cycle - Femara (letrozole) and Ovidrel Shot. Progesterone 7dpo - 14.2. Is this low? Chances of pregnancy? RE will give supplement Progesterone only if preg

IUI cycle - Femara (letrozole) and Ovidrel Shot. Progesterone 7dpo - 14.2. Is this low? Chances of pregnancy? RE will give supplement Progesterone only if preg

Normal: totally normal progesterone value. like to see it above 10. supplementation not always necessary. in general for most women pregnancy rates are about 5-10% per month for that treatment. good luck! ...Read more

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What are the chances of pregnancy after a myomectomy, hydrotubation and Clomid (clomiphene) tablets?

What are the chances of pregnancy after a myomectomy, hydrotubation and Clomid (clomiphene) tablets?

Varies: the chances vary a lot. if both tubes are open, ovaries look good, and sperm is good, then anywhere from 15% in someone age 25 to 1% in someone age 45. so it depends on a lot of factors. there is a chance of ectopic pregnancy as well when the tubes were damaged, regardless of whether they are now open ...Read more

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On my first cycle of Clomid (clomiphene) 50mg. Actively TTC, CD33-period due, leg cramps during night. Pregnant? or period delayed due to side effects of clomid (clomiphene)?

On my  first cycle of Clomid (clomiphene) 50mg. Actively TTC, CD33-period due, leg cramps during night. Pregnant? or period delayed due to side effects of clomid (clomiphene)?

Take the test: The only way to tell if you are pregnant is to take the test. Home pregnancy tests are inexpensive and very sensitive - will be positive by the time of your missed period. Good luck. ...Read more

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Been having pregnancy like symptoms. Took femara (letrozole) about 3 weeks ago, had blood test for progesterone day 21 level, came back .4 and had ultrasound done which said I ovulated. Could I be pregnant, be having ectopic pregnancy, or miscarrying?

Been having pregnancy like symptoms. Took femara (letrozole) about 3 weeks ago, had blood test for progesterone day 21 level, came back .4 and had ultrasound done which said I ovulated. Could I be pregnant, be having ectopic pregnancy, or miscarrying?

See your physician: Have a bhcg quantatative done, not bhcg qualatative. It would be good to see what your bhcg number is to determine if you are pregnant. Most home preganancy tests are qualatative which tells you if you are pregnant or not. A quantatative test will provide a "number" to indicate "how much" of a product is produced. ...Read more

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On femara (letrozole) and 6 days late but pregnancy test negative?

By now you know the: If you still need to know the answer, please write again as your question is now more than one week old(i think). ...Read more

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IUI cycle - Femara (letrozole) and Ovidrel Shot. Progesterone 7dpo - 14.2. Is this low? Chances of pregnancy? RE will give supplement Progesterone only if preg

Normal: totally normal progesterone value. like to see it above 10. supplementation not always necessary. in general for most women pregnancy rates are about 5-10% per month for that treatment. good luck! ...Read more

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What is femara (letrozole)?

Femara (letrozole): Is a non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor used to treat hormonally responsive breast cancer after surgery. Aromatase is an enzyme that converts androgens to Estrogens which then cause cells to divide. By inhibiting this enzyme, less estrogen is formed, hence less cell replication. ...Read more

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Is femara (letrozole) used as a fertility drug?

Yes: Although Femara (letrozole) is only fda approved for the treatment of certain types of breast cancer, it is also used off-label to stimulate ovulation in fertility treatments. It is sometimes used in the place of clomifene (clomid) for ovarian stimulation. ...Read more

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Does femara work better than clomid (clomiphene)?

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

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Does femara work the same as clomid (clomiphene)?

It depends on your c: No they are different classes of drugs. Femara causes reduction in estrogen levels and is often used for treatment of breast cancer whereas Clomid (clomiphene) is used for treating infertility. ...Read more

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How helpful is the fertility drug femara (letrozole)?

How helpful is the fertility drug femara (letrozole)?

Very helpful: Femara or Letrozole is an oral ovulation induction medication. It works sometimes when Clomid (clomiphene) doesn't. It also helps pregnancies to occur when Clomid (clomiphene) fails. It seems to be very helpful especially in patients with pcos. The pregnancy rates are similar to Clomid (clomiphene) but the side effects are less and the multiple pregnancies seem to be also less. ...Read more

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When do u take femara (letrozole) 2.5 for infertility?

????: femara is contraindicated in pregancy and can cause birth defects. I suppose that you mean clomid (clomiphene) which is 50mg a day starting on the 5th day after the first day of your menstrual cycle and take it for 5 days to induce ovulation. ...Read more

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How femara is more successful than clomid (clomiphene)?

Not clear that it is: There is very little head to head comparison between the two drugs, so it is difficult to tell. Most experts feel that the success rates are about the same, though some women do better with Clomiphene and others with femara (letrozole). ...Read more

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Is femara (letrozole) an effective infertility medication?

It can be: Letrozole (femara) is an anti-estrogen that tricks the brain (pituitary) into making more fsh which can increase the number of eggs produced in a cycle. It is not as effective as ivf or injectable medications and is usually used in women younger than age 40 for infertility. Please see: http://www.Asrm.Org/medications_for_inducing_ovulation/ for more information. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between Clomid (clomiphene) and femara?

Yes: Clomid (clomiphene) is a medication to increase egg production in infertility. Femara is a medication used to attempt to keep breast cancer recurrences from happening. Totally different medications. ...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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