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Title: What infertility medication options are there?
Post by: rashida on 07/02/2005 17:55:45
 i have been trying to get pregnant now for 4 years! my gyno has told me  that i have got PCOS. I am on metformin it has been a year now since i have been taken this but have had no lck getting pregnanr. my husband has had his sperm checked and he is fine. I have had 4-5 ultra sound scan of my ovaries but my gyno was unable to see any eggs in my ovaries. My periods are irregular around  35-45 days. If my gyno cannot see any eggs in my ovaries does that mean that i  do not have any eggs and i will not be able to conceive? I have asked my  gyno  this question but she does not give me a straight answer. Please can you assist  me in this question! Can you tell me if there is any type of  medication that is  available and that i can take to help me produce eggs. I am really stressed out and i would like to know what my options  are! I await your reply
 Many Thanks


rashida begum
Title: What infertility medication options are there?
Post by: RD on 19/07/2008 00:57:54
As the condition [PCOS] hinders a proper ovulation cycle one good way of treating the condition could be by inducing ovulation with drugs like Clomid that regulate the ovulation cycle. If this doesn’t work, then a carefully monitored hormonal treatment that involves ovulation stimulating hormones is generally used. But this has to be monitored as people with this condition can develop multiple pregnancies or have ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome (OHSS). If all else fails then surgery is a good option and has shown good results [ovarian diathermy]. Surgery has shown to restore ovulation cycles and unlike medication or hormonal treatment this does not need constant or close monitoring.

See tables 1 & 2 for drugs to treat infertility in PCOS...
Title: Re: What infertility medication options are there?
Post by: Nika2003 on 05/08/2018 21:27:14
Good afternoon. I went through many stages of infertility treatment. Fertility drugs are drugs used to stimulate ovulation, but they can also be used to stimulate sperm production in some cases of male infertility.

Medications can stimulate ovulation in 80% of cases. My doctor offered me drugs.
Among the common preparations for fertility include clomid, femara and gonadotropins.

Clomid (clomiphen citrate): a known drug for the treatment of infertility, Clomid is often the first drug used in treatment. First of all, it is used to treat female infertility, but it can also be used to treat male infertility.

About 40-45 percent of couples using Clomid for induction of ovulation will become pregnant within six cycles of use. These drugs can also be used to induce ovulation in women with ovulatory disorders, although they are not officially drugs for infertility treatment.

Studies have shown similar success rates, as in Clomid, although in some studies, a possible association between Femara and an increased risk of birth defects was found.

hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) can also be used as it mimics LH in the body.

These hormonal drugs are usually used when clomiphene-citrate breaks down, or if the pituitary can not independently create LH and FSH. They can also be used during IVF cycles.

Sometimes your doctor may want to suppress the natural reproductive system of your body. Or your doctor may want to support the lutein phase of your cycle. (This is the time after ovulation, but before your time.)

Title: Re: What infertility medication options are there?
Post by: chris on 05/08/2018 23:50:32
This recent podcast on infertility and the first test tube baby ( is relevant to this thread and might be of interest to those dropping in.