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Dr. James Chapman
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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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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?

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

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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What is femara(letrozole) used for?

What is femara(letrozole) used for?

Breast cancer: It is 'for' management of breast cancers in women, although it's often prescribed for ovulatory infertility. ...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)?

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