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Clomid, IUI no help for some types of infertility

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, August 16, 2008 | 1 comments

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Clomid, IUI no help for some types of infertilityA new study suggests that using the medication Clomid and undergoing intrauterine insemination (IUI) offer no benefit to women who suffer from unexplained infertility.

Researchers point out that many doctors use both of these methods on women who show no obvious reason for their infertility because "doing nothing" is not popular.

But in a study of 580 women, those who used Clomid or underwent IUI were no more likely to get pregnant than if they had done nothing. Experts point out that both Clomid and IUI are highly useful, but only if women have trouble ovulating or if there is a sperm motility issue.

(BBC News) UPDATED 08/08/2008
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1 comments

  1. My name is Helen Page and i would like to show you my personal experience with Clomid.

    I am 30 years old. I have taken for 3 months. My progesterone level after my first dose of Clomid was 65 so I knew that I had ovulated. Couldn't try the second cycle on it because my husband went out-of-town while I was O'ing, go figure. Hoping it worked this month!!

    I have experienced some of these side effects-
    Mood swings, increased appetite, hot flashes, increased pain during ovulation, abdominal pain, mild but infrequent headaches. Also, I used to be on a consistent 28 day cycle, but I think Clomid might have lengthened it as I'm now on a 31-32 day cycle.

    I hope this information will be useful to others,
    Helen Page

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