How to stimulate ovulation

The problems of the reproductive system of the female body, as we know, sometimes can be solved without surgical intervention. It’s enough to go to the pharmacy for the “magic” pills prescribed by the doctor the day before. And, at a time when your eyes are confused by the choice of medicines, we will help you understand the principle by which the most popular of them work, and what is the effect of each.


Clomid was originally developed as a pilot version of a universal drug for breast cancer, but, failing to meet inflated expectations, it has been used as an ovulation stimulation medication among women who want to get pregnant. Thus, clomid can be recommended by doctors in three cases:

1. If the lack of ovulation is caused by previously diagnosed polycystic ovarian syndrome.

2. If infertility has no definite genesis, that is, with ideal medical indicators, a woman still cannot get pregnant after more than a year of intensive attempts. In this case, clomid is usually used in tandem with another drug, metformin, which, in turn, increases insulin levels and helps stimulate ovulation.

If artificial insemination (IVF, ICSI, etc.) requires an additional guarantee of success. Although from a medical point of view this use of clomid is not medically justified, many patients personally ask their doctor to include clomid in their course of treatment because this drug is considered effective when it comes to increasing the chances of getting pregnant.

Studies and years of experience show that about 80% of women who have problems with ovulation observe the release of eggs from the ovaries already after the first use of clomid. However, only 30% of patients manage to get pregnant right after the first cycle. Nevertheless, the six-month course of clomid is considered quite optimal, so even if you have not managed to get pregnant after its first use, you still have a good chance to see the long-awaited two stripes in the next few months if you follow the medication course.

The chronology of the clomid use process is very simple. Once your doctor has performed a complete physical examination and written a prescription to buy the drug, you can safely go to the pharmacy. Before the use it is necessary to consult with your doctor about the interval of application, but, as a rule, clomid tablets are taken on the third-seventh day of a menstrual cycle. A week after the beginning of your menstrual cycle, have an active sex life, preferably with an interval of one day, so that your partner has time to accumulate spermatozoa ready for fertilization. If your cervical mucus has the consistency of egg white by the tenth day of your menstrual cycle, it means that you are on the right track and that ovulation will occur soon. After another week or two, you can start using pregnancy tests and hope for the best.

The side effects of clomid are minor and do not pose a direct threat to a woman’s body. Abdominal pain, insomnia and weight gain are the most common. The worst possible outcome is considered to be the appearance of ovarian cysts or the diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Nevertheless, the chance of occurrence of such consequences is very, very small.

Causes of infertility

Involuntary infertility is common. Involuntary infertility can have several causes, sometimes the cause remains unknown.

Causes of infertility in women:
Causes of infertility in women can include her age, irregular periods with abnormal ovulation, hormonal disorders, severe overweight or underweight. Some women have polycystic ovaries (PCOS), which can affect the menstrual cycle, and sometimes there can be damage to the fallopian tubes after a chlamydia infection or abdominal surgery, which negatively affects fertility. Malformations, fibroids or polyps in the uterus can also be a cause, even endometriosis to some extent.

Clomid - active ingredient

Clomid is used to treat infertility in women and men:

As a treatment for infertility, ovulation stimulation, Clomid is prescribed before bedtime from the fifth day of the menstrual cycle. Clomid is taken for five days, if there is no menstrual cycle, the drug is taken without regard to the menstrual cycle. If within a month there were no changes, ovulation did not occur, the doctor increases the dose of the drug, the number of days of the treatment course. During the course of treatment a constant control of Clomid action is carried out: how the process of ovulation develops – the basal temperature is measured, the change of luteinizing hormone level is checked; when calculating the average luteal phase or in women with amenorrhea during menstruation the growth of serum progesterone is determined. If it is established that ovulation has occurred, but pregnancy has not occurred, the doctor prescribes another course of treatment with the same doses of Clomid. If menstruation did not occur, and ovulation for all intents and purposes was, you should undergo an examination of pregnancy before the next course of treatment.

Use of the drug by men is shown for several months under strict systematic control of spermograms. Clomid has been shown to be effective in stimulating gonadotropin production, but is not effective in gynecomastia in the breast tissue.