Clomid, also known as clomiphene citrate, is a drug used to induce ovulation, or egg production, in women over 40 years old and has been certified by the FDA. If you have problems with infertility and difficulty getting pregnant due to anovulation, or a condition that result in the absence of a manufactured egg, Clomid can be a viable option. Discuss with your doctor to understand how Clomid is used and to see if it is suitable for your problem.
Before using Clomid, make sure you need it first. Clomid can only be obtained by prescription. Therefore, visit your obstetrician or fertility expert to complete a fertility test. Many factors can cause infertility. It is important for you to know what causes your infertility to ensure proper care. Most likely, your doctor will recommend that your partner also perform a fertility test.
If the doctor decides that the root of your problem is anovulation and prescribes Clomid, discuss the procedure he or she is using for your case. Procedures for you may include various things such as the use of drugs that can trigger ovulation. This procedure will also include the introduction of sperm, either through ordinary sexual intercourse or using intrauterine insemination techniques (IUI). IUI occurs when doctors place sperm into the uterus to help ensure it is in the right place. The doctor will also schedule several meetings to perform blood or ultrasound tests. That way, he will know the health condition and state of your reproductive organs.
Before treatment is done, you should contact your doctor early in the menstrual cycle to ensure you are in good health. Usually you can consult a doctor by phone. If you do not experience menstruation naturally, your doctor may prescribe progesterone to induce it. It is important to contact a doctor early because he/she may need a basic ultrasound to check if you have a cyst before starting the treatment cycle. This process may continue during treatment because the cyst may develop after the last Clomid cycle has been completed.
After the doctor checks you out and makes sure all is well, he will start treatment. Usually you will be asked to use Clomid on the third day until the fifth of the menstrual cycle and will continue to consume it at the same time every day for 5 days. Chances are you will start using Clomid at low doses, such as 50 mg per day. This is done to reduce the possibility of cysts, side effects, and multiple pregnancies. If you are not pregnant, your doctor will increase the dose during the next Clomid cycle.
Make sure you take the drug for 5 days without a single missed day. If you have trouble remembering your medication schedule, make yourself a message and paste it somewhere you will see or set up an alarm setting on your phone to remind you of your medication schedule at the same time each day. If you miss the schedule, take a forgotten drug as soon as you remember it. However, if you just remember it while the next schedule is near, call your doctor for instructions. Do not take a double dose.
Fertility treatment using Clomid involves many other actions. You can be overwhelmed. Therefore, create a daily schedule or calendar containing a medication schedule and all the different activities, tests, and cycles that you must follow. The doctor will give you all the information you need to be recorded in the calendar. You should mark your days through the cycle, starting with day 1 as the first day of menstruation. Then you should add Clomid drinking days, your days of sexual intercourse, the day when you should use ovulation triggers, IUI dates, and all dates when you have to do a blood test or an ultrasound schedule.
It is likely that your condition will be closely monitored during the treatment cycle. The doctor will check to make sure your body responds to Clomid correctly. It will do so by checking estrogen levels or performing ultrasonography to ensure egg growth occurs. Alternatively, your doctor will ask you to check your body’s response to medication using an ovulation predictor. Inform the result to the doctor.
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