Clomid Therapy


#1

Dear All,
i am new to this Forum. We are planning for Baby since 1 Year and we approched fertility doctor. Doctor said like My wife is ovulating ( period duration is 40 Days) & She is Healthy and our doctor Prescribed us for Clomid Treatment. Basically as i Understood correctly Clomid Therapy is applicable for Women who is not Ovulating or Irregular Ovulation. But my wife is ovulating regularly although the period is quiet Long( Avg 40 Days). Kindly provide me your Inputs . Is there any revesre Effects on adopting to Clomoid Treatment. Please let me know. Thanks in Advance


#2

Clomid is most successful as the first line of treatment for women who experience irregular or absent menstrual cycles. Clomid can also be used for women who ovulate normally, but who have otherwise unexplained infertility. Clomid treatment generally results in a 10 percent pregnancy rate per cycle, even when combined with intrauterine insemination (IUI). Women who do not ovulate due to low body weight or hypothalamic amenorrhea(when menstruation stops for several months) rarely respond to Clomid. If you are having problems with ovulation, Clomid offers you an 80 percent chance of ovulating, usually within the first three months. Due to this ovulation boost, most women have a 50 percent chance of getting pregnant within the first six months after starting Clomid. Clomid may be helpful if you are over 35, but only if you still have an ample egg supply. If you are over 35 and your egg supply is low or dwindling, Clomid may not help you get pregnant. Weight If you are overweight or underweight, Clomid may be less likely to help you get pregnant. Before you try to get pregnant with Clomid, make efforts to get to a healthy weight. Ask your doctor about a safe weight-loss plan that includes a healthy diet and regular exercise


#3

Clomid is most successful as the first line of treatment for women who experience irregular or absent menstrual cycles. Clomid can also be used for women who ovulate normally, but who have otherwise unexplained infertility. Clomid treatment generally results in a 10 percent pregnancy rate per cycle, even when combined with intrauterine insemination (IUI). Women who do not ovulate due to low body weight or hypothalamic amenorrhea(when menstruation stops for several months) rarely respond to Clomid. If you are having problems with ovulation, Clomid offers you an 80 percent chance of ovulating, usually within the first three months. Due to this ovulation boost, most women have a 50 percent chance of getting pregnant within the first six months after starting Clomid. Clomid may be helpful if you are over 35, but only if you still have an ample egg supply. If you are over 35 and your egg supply is low or dwindling, Clomid may not help you get pregnant. Weight If you are overweight or underweight, Clomid may be less likely to help you get pregnant. Before you try to get pregnant with Clomid, make efforts to get to a healthy weight. Ask your doctor about a safe weight-loss plan that includes a healthy diet and regular exercise. You can get more information on Bio tex clinic.


#4

Hi there! Well it might take you a bit longer to conceive through this way. Still it is considered to be successful for many cases. Unless your wife has no other issues. I guess this all is well supervised by your dr. So you just need some time to see what happens next. Wish you both the best!


#5

Yet, another deterrent to clomid use was a study performed years ago that suggested that women who used clomid for more than twelve cycles developed an increased incidence of ovarian tumors. It is therefore recommended by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine as well as the manufacturer of clomiphene that clomid be used for no more than six months after which it is recommended by both groups that patients proceed with treatment including gonadotropins (injectable hormones containing FSH and LH) to stimulate the ovaries in combination with intrauterine insemination or in vitro fertilization. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a successful alternative therapy when other pelvic factors such as tubal disease, tubal ligation, adhesions or scar tissue and endometriosis exist or there is a deficient number, volume or motility of sperm. Success rates with IVF are age, exam and history dependent. The average pregnancy rate with a single fresh IVF cycle is greater than 50 percent.


#6

Clomid does not directly stimulate the ovaries; rather, Clomid facilitates ovulation and usually does not result in a high number of eggs. In fact, once ovulation is occurring regularly, there is no advantage to increasing the dosage. Unlike Clomid, FSH does stimulate the ovaries directly and causes the recruitment and development of many eggs which are needed for an IVF cycle. FSH dosages and follicular development are monitored carefully by the fertility specialist and frequent dosage adjustments may be necessary. Dependent upon many couple specific factors, FSH IUI may be attempted; however, IVF is often the “treatment of first choice”. Clomid may sometimes be used in IUI but it is less effective than FSH. It is often the first drug given to women by their doctors for infertility treatments. It’s cheap and easy to administer. Clomid works by blocking the feedback actions of estrogen thereby tricking the pituitary gland to produce more follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) to make the eggs grow and mature. Clomid treatment is sometimes combined with metformin to try and help regulate the menstrual cycle for woman trying to conceive naturally. It shouldn’t be taken if a woman has a ovarian cyst or liver disease.


#7

Clomid can be helpful for those trying to get pregnant who have any of the following problems:
Irregular ovulation. When effective, the use of Clomid should produce a predictable ovulatory response to allow for timed intercourse or intrauterine insemination.
Male fertility problems. When there is a problem with the semen quality, sometimes your physician may recommend iui to maximize the chance of pregnancy. Clomid can be used to help improve the timing of the inseminations with the woman’s cycle.
Unexplained infertility. Clomid has also been shown to be effective in increasing pregnancy rates in young healthy couples that have had an entirely normal fertility evaluation, but still are having trouble getting pregnant.
As for how many cycles of Clomid should one take, this depends on a number of different factors that are specific to each patient. Your physician can outline an overall fertility plan so that you know the long-term goals, and when additional medications or treatments may be indicated.