Trying to Conceive: Clomid Questions (cont.)

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Side effects of Clomid can include abnormal vaginal bleeding, headache, breast discomfort, nausea, and vomiting. Since it acts as an antiestrogen, Clomid can also cause thickening of the cervical mucus, which can actually reduce the chances of pregnancy. Some studies have suggested that Clomid may raise ovarian cancer risk, but this has not been conclusively established. Still, most doctors do not treat a woman with more than 6 menstrual cycles of Clomid.

Interestingly, some doctors recommend the use of Clomid in certain men with low testosterone levels and infertility to stimulate sperm production. Men who take Clomid for this purpose need to take it every day, unlike women who take the drug for 5 days only. The dosage and hormone levels of the man are monitored carefully in order to ensure optimum hormonal balance.

REFERENCE: MedscapeReference.com. Infertility.


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