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Clomid: Frequently Asked Questions

There are various causes of infertility, one of them being a lack of ovulation in women. A woman with infrequent or absent periods has a problem ovulating. Clomiphene citrate or Clomid is a very safe and effective fertility medication, which helps induce ovulation in such anovulatory women, thereby increasing their chances of becoming pregnant.  Read on for answers to the 5 most frequently asked questions.


1. What is Clomid?

There are various causes of infertility, one of them being a lack of ovulation in women. A woman with infrequent or absent periods has a problem ovulating. Clomiphene citrate or Clomid is a very safe and effective fertility medication, which helps induce ovulation in such anovulatory women, thereby increasing their chances of becoming pregnant. 
 

2. Does Clomid have any side effects?

Yes, Clomid does have a few minor side effects, which include hot flashes, blurry vision, migraines and breast discomfort. Clomid also causes a decrease in fertile cervical fluid at the time of ovulation. Thankfully,
Clomid has no long-lasting side effects. Often when women experience breakthrough bleeding they dismiss it as a symptom of Clomid. Breakthrough bleeding is NOT a common side effect, so if you
experience it when on Clomid, it's best to discuss this with your gynaecologist. 
 

3. For how long can I use Clomid?

Clomid is an effective medication, and around 75% percent of women who get pregnant when on Clomid, do so within the first four to six months. If a woman does not get pregnant by this time, it is advisable she consults with her gynaecologist. She should not prolong the medication without a consultation. If a woman does not get pregnant within a year, it is advisable that she discontinue Clomid. Rarely are women prescribed Clomid for over a year - and if they are, they are closely monitored. 
 

4. I am ovulating, but am unable to conceive. We don't know the reason of infertility. Can I still take Clomid?

When everything else seems normal - ovulation, regular menses, high sperm count - but the couple are still unable to conceive for some reason, it is called unexplained infertility. Clomid has been prescribed in these cases at times - but has proved to be ineffective. In fact, taking Clomid when it is not required may decrease the woman's chances of conceiving. Clomid has an anti-estrogen effect, which may cause thickening of the cervical lining,inhibiting the entry of sperm. It may also cause thinning of the uterine lining, preventing the sperm from implanting.


5. Can I take Clomid when nursing?

Clomid is a drug which is still undergoing various tests. It has proven to be effective in anovulatory women, and its side effects are also few. However,whether it is safe for the baby if taken by a nursing
mother still has to be tested. While there have been no negative reports, there is still no guarantee of its safety. Clomid is, after all, a drug, and it is best not to inject this into the baby's system thorough breast milk. In addition, Clomid theoretically reduces production of milk. (This doesn't always happen though.) In conclusion, it's best to avoid Clomid if you are nursing. Ask yourself a few questions: Do you really need to take Clomid when nursing? Is it possible to wait a while before trying to conceive again? Can you start your child on solids? Is your child being exclusively breastfed? Weigh the pros and cons before coming to a decision. 

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malt.4 years ago
I would like to share my story with anyone who could consider my experience useful! The story starts in 2005 when I was diagnosed with cervical carcinoma. As you understand I have no chances to give birth to my baby. After long long consultations with my psychologist, me and my husband were told that the best (and I think the only) way to have a child for us is to find donated eggs and a surromom.
I need to tell that we decided to do everything in Europe, because I heard and read a lot about Spanish and Czech IVF clinics. Most of the feedback I read made me confident about this destination. So had my travel begun. I had two unsuccessful tries, one with fresh eggs in Barcelona, Spain, which lasted 2 years because it took really long time to find a donor; half of my heart had blown away when I heard that the girl lost our child.. Next try was in Prague, Czech Republic; it was not so long, because they found the donor quickly. We had to wait until they find us a surromom and everything seemed really well! But the pregnancy occurred to be ectopic. Frankly, at that time I was deeply depressed and almost dropped my hands. I am really thankful to my husband for all the help and support I received from him!
My husband stumbled on a forum website, and saw a testimony of Prophetess Asheika Stewart from USA. who help people in having there own baby's, we saw a lot of encouraging testimonies about this Prophetess. We read 100s of good reviews about her online,this boosted my faith and i decided to contact her,she prayed for us,and we ordered for her pills that she recommended for us.Surprisingly,i started feeling better and my health was restored..(doctor confirmed). When we finally decided to try again,i fell pregnant at the age of 37,everything worked like a miracle,we had our baby boy 2 months ago and it was a success,we are all in great and perfect condition..
I want to advice all women in same position to never give up,it happened to me and it could happen to you..no more traces of carcinoma and other infertility in me...This great woman has also helped a lot of women i know...
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Homecheck.4 years ago
Hi dear
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Homecheck.4 years ago
Hi dear
We are from home-check. It’s an Australian company.We are offering the best discount to Female fertility products.

visit:http://www.home-check.net.in/female-fertility/fertilaid-for-women.html
Call:011-23357326, 09560506177
 
 
 
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Homecheck.4 years ago
Hi dear
We are from home-check. It’s an Australian company.We are offering the best discount to Female fertility products.

visit:http://www.home-check.net.in/female-fertility/fertilaid-for-women.html
Call:011-23357326, 09560506177
 
 
 
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Homecheck.4 years ago
Hi dear
We are from home-check. It’s an Australian company.We are offering the best discount to Female fertility products.

visit:http://www.home-check.net.in/female-fertility/fertilaid-for-women.html
Call:011-23357326, 09560506177
 
 
 
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Homecheck.4 years ago
Hi dear
We are from home-check. It’s an Australian company.We are offering the best discount to Female fertility products.

visit:http://www.home-check.net.in/female-fertility/fertilaid-for-women.html
Call:011-23357326, 09560506177
 
 
 
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Reply
Homecheck.4 years ago
Hi dear
We are from home-check. It’s an Australian company.We are offering the best discount to Female fertility products.

visit:http://www.home-check.net.in/female-fertility/fertilaid-for-women.html
Call:011-23357326, 09560506177
 
 
 
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Reply
Homecheck.4 years ago
Hi dear
We are from home-check. It’s an Australian company.We are offering the best discount to Female fertility products.

visit:http://www.home-check.net.in/female-fertility/fertilaid-for-women.html
Call:011-23357326, 09560506177
 
 
 
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Seneka.5 years ago
which drug should be taken for unexplained infertility? everything in our case is normal from sperm count to good eggs, but i am still unable to conceive.
 
 
 
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Payal Kothaya.5 years ago
informative article in simple layman language. it gives information on everything and anything one wants to know about the fertility drug clomid. This will help in preventing indiscriminate use of this drug.
 
 
 
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