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Been having pregnancy like symptoms. Took femara 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 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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Dr. Janice Alexander
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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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On femara and 6 days late but pregnancy test negative?

On femara 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 and Ovidrel Shot. Progesterone 7dpo - 14.2. Is this low? Chances of pregnancy? RE will give supplement Progesterone only if preg

IUI cycle - Femara 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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I have completed first cycle of femara. But did not concieved.What can be the possible reasons. Test of my husband are normal.

I have completed first cycle of femara. But did not concieved.What can be the possible reasons. Test of my husband are normal.

Luck, No ovulation: Femara is a good drug but if you did not ovulate then no pregnancy. Change dose is no ovulation. Luck - the success rate is about 10-15% per cycle, so try a few more cycles. Femara is not a first line drug. Clomid actually works better - maybe switch or add clomid. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the success rate of femara for infertility?

What is the success rate of femara 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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How helpful is the fertility drug femara?

How helpful is the fertility drug femara?

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

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Does femara work better than clomid?

No, similar success: In most studies comparing Clomid 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 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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I was on femara from 5 to 9 day and got two positive ovulation test 9 days apart. Am confused?

I was on femara from 5 to 9 day and got two positive ovulation test 9 days apart. Am confused?

Hmmm...: That does sound strange! If you have not had menses when expected then take a pregnancy test. Ovulation induction medications do tend to lengthen the cycle. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Femara (Definition)

Letrozole (femara (r)) is a medicine that blocks the conversion of androgens in fat cells to ...Read more