When Clomid Does Not Achieve Ovulation
Clomid is highly effective at helping a woman ovulate. In fact, most women begin ovulating after just the first cycle of taking the prescription. However, this is not always the case. Some women find that even if they take Clomid that they are not able to begin ovulating.
When this is the case, it is important to have an alternate plan in place that will help you achieve pregnancy. Learning more about Clomid, how it works and your alternatives will help you understand what your options really are.
How Does Clomid Work?
Clomid is an oral medication that you take to help you ovulate. It is usually taken in a lower dose for starters and then increased if it doesn’t work the first time. The lower dose is taken for the first three months. After this point, a higher dose may be given for an additional three months. If it is still not successful, an alternate plan will be put into action.
To take the medication, you will take it on a certain schedule. Most of the time, you will begin taking the first dose on day 3 of your cycle. However, your doctor could have you begin taking it anywhere from day 3 to day 5. After you begin taking the pill for 5 consecutive days. At this point, you should begin ovulating.
What if it Doesn’t Work?
As before mentioned, Clomid is taken in cycles. Most of the time, you will take a total of six cycles before your doctor decides to try something else. Sometimes, this could simply mean that more tests are necessary. For example, your doctor may want to check to make sure your uterus is healthy and that your fallopian tubes are not blocked.
At this point, you may also want to consider having your partner’s sperm checked. Sometimes sperm is not healthy enough to fertilize an egg and treatments are necessary for your partner. Luckily, if this is the problem, it is usually fairly simple to fix.
If everything is fine in these areas, your doctor may want to try a stronger fertility drug. Most other options are injectable forms and are stronger than Clomid. For many women, these drugs are combined with fertility treatments like IUI or IVF to help make it easier for them to conceive.
The great thing about taking Clomid is that it is really effective. However, for those women that it does not work for, there are many other options to consider. Just because Clomid doesn’t work doesn’t mean that you will not be able to become pregnant at all.
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