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Will I ovulate while on femara (letrozole)?

Will I ovulate while on femara (letrozole)?

Most likely: Femara is the brand name for the drug letrozole, which is an aromatase inhibitor. This kind of drug blocks production of estrogen, making the body think it should create a surge of hormones like those that prompt ovulation. Letrozole is sometimes used in women being treated for infertility to induce ovulation. In post-menopausal women, ovulation will not occur, and Letrozole has other uses. ...Read more

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Ovulation (Definition)

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When was ovulation occurs after taking femara (letrozole) from cycle day 5 to cycle day 9?

When was ovulation occurs after  taking femara (letrozole) from cycle day 5 to cycle day 9?

Variable: Most women on Femara (letrozole) will ovulate on CD 10 to 16. However, some patients can ovulate even on CD 20. It is best to combine ovulation testing with Ultrasound. ...Read more

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How does femara (letrozole) improve the quality of ovulation in women who ovulate on their own?

How does femara (letrozole) improve the quality of ovulation in women who ovulate on their own?

Multiples: That drug can induce the release of multiple eggs with the ovulatory cycle. If more than one egg is released then the chance of fertilization is somewhat increased. The is also the slight inherent risk that more than on egg will be fertilized resulting in a twin pregnancy. ...Read more

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How does femara (letrozole) improve fertility in women who already ovulate on their own?

How does femara (letrozole) improve fertility in women who already ovulate on their own?

Improve ovulation: Femara (letrozole) may improve the quality of your ovulation if you ovulate on your own already. It depends. This is something you need to discuss in detail with the doctor who may be prescribing it for you. ...Read more

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I was on femara (letrozole) 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

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Will I get a period after taking femara (letrozole) even if I don ovulate?

Will I get a period after taking femara (letrozole) even if I don ovulate?

No: You must ovulate (even on femur) to have a period, if you do not ovulate your period will not start spontaneously. good wishes. ...Read more

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Is it good to have intercourse every day after taking femara, (letrozole) still I don't know when I ovulate?

Reasonable : This is a reasonable approach if you are not being monitored. If your doctor is monitoring you with ultrasound they can better focus on when you should be trying. ...Read more

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Help pls, I was on femara (letrozole) from cycle 5 to cycle 9, got positive ovulation test on cycle 10, had intercourse every day but still no sign of ovulation.

Help  pls, I was on femara (letrozole) from cycle 5 to cycle 9, got positive ovulation test on cycle 10, had intercourse every day but still no sign of ovulation.

Trust the test: Sometimes you can't tell when you ovulate. There isn't always a reliable sign. The best thing to do is to rely on the ovulation prediction test and have intercourse for two nights after it turns positive. Your doc may sometimes order an progesterone level around day 21 to see if you ovulated. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Took femara (letrozole) from cycle 5 to cycle 9, got a positive OPK test on cycle 10, been having intercourse every day since cycle 10 and still no sign ovulation?

Took femara (letrozole) from cycle 5 to cycle 9, got a positive OPK test on cycle 10, been having intercourse every day since cycle 10 and still no sign ovulation?

I don't understand: If you're monitoring with OPK, then the positive test is usually taken as meaning ovulation. What are you asking? Or what are you looking for? ...Read more

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Can I still get my period after not ovulating with a cycle of femara (letrozole)?

Can I still get my period after not ovulating with a cycle of femara (letrozole)?

No ov = no period: You will not get a spontaneous (natural, non-medicated) period without ovulation; so to get your next period you either need to ovulate naturally or your doctor can give you medicine to start (withdraw.) ...Read more

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Is there a chacne you can ovulate sooner than the 24-36 hours on ovidrel. I have pcos and also take femara (letrozole) cd3-7?

Is there a chacne you can ovulate sooner than the 24-36 hours on ovidrel. I have pcos and also take femara (letrozole) cd3-7?

LH surge: The only way you could ovulate before that time would be for your body to release lh to trigger ovulation prior to the Ovidrel shot. This is called an lh surge. ...Read more

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Hi. If I take femara (letrozole) days 5-9 instead of 3-7 could it delay my ovulation by a few days? I have pcos and tend to have fairly long and irregular cycles.

Hi. If I take femara (letrozole) days 5-9 instead of 3-7 could it delay my ovulation by a few days? I have pcos and tend to have fairly long and irregular cycles.

Doctors recommend: You should follow the directions given to you by the prescribing doctor. Reproductive endocrinologist specializing in fertility medicine try to individualize therapy to maximize the chances of success. Do not make changes without consulting them. ...Read more

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I have 28 day cycles. Am on femara (letrozole) 3 days after ovulation started bleeding lightly for 2 days am now 1 day past my period due date could i be pregnant?

I have 28 day cycles. Am on femara (letrozole) 3 days after ovulation started bleeding lightly for 2 days am now 1 day past my period due date could i be pregnant?

May be: You could see your doctor and get a blood test for pregnancy. Or you could wait 4-5 days and do a home pregnancy test, use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more