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Clomid, an oral fertility drug, is typically started at a 50 milligram (mg) dosage, and your fertility doctor will determine whether this dosage is helping you to ovulate. If you are not ovulating, your fertility doctor will increase the dosage incrementally.

Your fertility doctor will use the lowest dose of Clomid that is sufficient to induce ovulation for at least four to six cycles. Clomid will induce ovulation in about 80 percent of properly selected patients, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Medications for Inducing Ovulation. Approximately 40 to 45 percent of women will become pregnant within six cycles after receiving Clomid. If a couple has no other fertility issues, their odds of getting pregnant when using Clomid can range from 10 percent to 20 percent, similar to a fertile couple trying on their own.

Women who have very low estrogen levels, irregular or absent ovulation due to a hypothalmic disorder, or who are obese have less chance of success on Clomid. (For obese women, losing weight may increase the chances of success.) After six cycles of Clomid, the chances for success decrease significantly, and experts recommend moving to an alternative, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF).


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I had a reversal with fish clips in March last year. I have now being trying for a year and not yet fallen pregnant. I went to my fertility doctor and they have said they had to put a lot of pressure on my tubes. She has given me clomid for 4 cycles I'm 31 and im ovulating regular and my husband is 34 and everything good with him. Can anyone give me any advise on my chances and if anyone else has gone through similar thing x

Hi Jessica,

If you are not pregnant following 6 months of trying, it is recommended that you undergo a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) exam to determine the condition of your tubes. During an HSG, sterile dye is injected through the cervix and an x-ray simultaneously tracks the path of the dye to determine if the fallopian tubes are still open. If you need help finding a Reproductive Endocrinologist in your area, please feel free to email me at and I am happy to help.

Best wishes,

I have had dye and one flows through with no problem and the other tube had to have more pressure put on it. They have said I'm at high risk of ectopic pregnancy. Thank you Jenna

I had tubal reversal November 2011 on February 2012 I was pregnant, I had my son early August2012,due to placenta previa,,I'm son is now healthy lil boy 2years old,I am 40 years old trying for our second but I found out my thyroid was very low due to me giving birth,,now my doctor has takin care of my meds right,but has me on clomid,but this is my 3month on this no luck ??? I'm so scared ,I know I'm only working with my right tube only,,I've had to ultra sounds from first and second month on taking this medication and doctor seen 3 eggs each time ,,,Why am I not pregnant??????

Mindy - I'm so sorry to hear that you're having issues conceiving. Are you seeing your OB/Gyn right now? If so, given that you are 40, having thyroid issues and are working with one tube I highly recommend that you consult with a Reproductive Endocrinologist. If you need help finding one I am more than happy to assist. My email address is


Hi. I had an ectopic pregnancy 2 years ago and found out that I am not ovulating. My gynae put me on 100mg of clomihexal. What are the chance for me to fall pregnant with one tube and also I do smoke nhave pcos. Thanks

Hi Raeeka,

Only your doctor can tell you about your personal success rate for conceiving.


Hello ladies- I have been TTC for 3 years but the last year we have been REALLY trying. I have had every test possible done and my husband did an analysis and all is well with both of us. About 2 years ago I had a miscarriage and nothing since. I started my first month of clomid 50mg and am now waiting to see what happens. My REI specialist said next month were gonna up it to 100mg and see what happens... I really hope this works because I'm starting to get discouraged:)

I took my last pill of clomid on the 19 th im waiting to see if i get pregnant this month they did and ultrasound and i had 3 eggs on my ovaries i hope i do conceive best wishes to all of u!!!!

Hi Saher,

The only way to know for sure is to have a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) or laparoscopy.

Best of luck,

Thanks alot kim, the doc m consulting is head of gyne department of a reputed hostiptal all my reports are fine my follicles size is a bit small I have already coneived before as I ve told its been a year I haven't conceived the reason for my muss carriage was that my insulin level was a bit high 13 what do u think is there any chance that my fallopian tubes are blocked??

I ve been trying to convince for past two years last year I conveived but had a missed abortion now my doctor put me on Clomid.My first attempt went vain ill start the second dose from 2 -6 day m so worried is it possible I have blocked fallopian tubes as I ve conceived before as well

Hi Saher,

Prior to starting any fertility treatment, you should have the proper testing to ensure your fallopian tubes are open, good hormone levels, good ovarian reserve, and have your partner go for a semen analysis. Are you currently working with a fertility doctor (reproductive endocrinologist) or OB-GYN? Give us a call at 1-855-955-BABY (2229) and we can recommend a reproductive endocrinologist in your area.


Quick question guys I've just recently found out I have polycyclic ovaries I was very shocked and disappointed. I have been looking up treatment to upper my chances. What is the best thing to use? And could I do it myself instead of doctors been there?

Hi there,

With PCOS, sometimes a diet and exercise chance/losing 10% of your body fat could restore your menstrual cycles and reduce PCOS symptoms. Unfortunately, you can not take a prescription drug like Clomid without doctor supervision.


Hi, I did my first round of Clomid 150mg on days 5-9 I went on day 14 for an ultrasound and had one follicle that was almost to a mature size, went back on day 16 and had one follicle at mature size and another follicle almost there @ 16! My urine was positive for ovulation so I was given a trigger shot and told that I should have 2 really good chances to get pregnant and to TTC for the next two days!! I am really nervous because I have not read anywhere from anyone who has been successful on the very first treatment attempt? Can anyone put my mind at ease....Has anyone become pregnant from the first round of Clomid??

I got pregnant on my first round of clomid 50mg Days 3-7 ovulated andmade one mature follicle. :) don't give up hope i have PCOS and i was also put on Metformin 1000mg

I have been researching this and am on my first round as well. But I have a friend that took clomid with both her girls and got pregnant both time on the first try! I am hoping we are that lucky. But I have a very mild case of PCOS and I'm over weight and they say that could cause issues. But praying for you to get that pos test on the first try. My doc started me on Day 2 of my cycle to day 6 on 50mg. I have to take a Ovulation test on day 10 until its positive. then I can take a pregnancy test 14 days after my positive ovulation test and the Fertity doc says that that is a true reading. As long as the test is not faulty (she says it never hurts to buy two different brands and take them both) then your reading is the true! I'm hoping that my friend has rubbed off on me and I am preggers the first time around we've been trying for 7 years. I also was reading several boards and saw where other women had gotten pregnant the first time around. Good luck!

I was on clomid for a year and I stopped went to a specialists took shots nothing we stopped trying and now I'm 14 weeks on my own so I say relax don't put a lot of pressure on ur self because this can stop u from conceiving as well

Good morning Lorna,
Clomid is the lowest form of infertility medication. Which is getting you started in the right direction! With having a tilted uterus, do you know if they would like for you to do natural vs IUI cycle? I wanted to know if there is going to be a trigger shot around day 9-10? Or are they doing clomid and then intercourse (which is a natural cycle.) If there is a trigger shot, then there would most likely be in IUI. The reason why I ask is that you have been trying for 3 years and have PCOS as well. Please keep me posted I would love to know how your cycle turns out.

Av being trying for baby since for past 5months, av tried some med. Bt did nt wrk 4 me, it makesme nt to knw when am ovulating bcos feel difft pains in my tummy, bubbles and weakness, nw am on clomid I stared dis month 17th while my period is 15th so am praying to God to make av a child @ d end of it, I will come here and testify d wrk to u all tanks.

Hello everyone! I got pregnant on the 1st round of clomid 50 mg. If never showed that I ovulate and the blood work showed I wasn't pregnant. Started my 2nd round of provera and I never got my period to start clomid. Took a PT and it was positive! So it works just need to have faith. I have two wonderful boys a 6 years old and a 14 months old. My husband and I are ready to try clomid again and hoping it works on the 1st try. Going to see my doctor next week. Best of luck to every one of y'all!!

Hi, Here is my story, me n my husband are planning to have a child since 3 months now.before starting we decided to visit our gyno to be on safer side....she did internal scanning and thyroid test for me and for my husband,sperm test.all was normal...she then told all is normal but still if u wish to have a child soon take fertomid 100 for 3 months....nw I'm really upset because I took 2months n no results...:(.....plz some one with same problem share your views....nw we both r worrying what may have gone wrong...:(

Hi there,

If you are over the age of 35, you should try to conceive for 6 months before seeing a fertility doctor. If you are under 35, you should try for 12 months. However, if you have irregular cycles or history of infertility, you should consult a fertility doctor after just 3 months. If you are looking to schedule a consultation with a doctor in your area, give us a call at 1-855-955-BABY (2229).


You have only tried for 3 months? I wouldn't worry at all to be 100% honest. Most people take 6 - 12 months to get pregnant. You shouldn't be on any fertility medications yet (if nothing is wrong,, like gyno said). There is no reason to be upset after only 3 months of TTC. Try and relax and realize it is VERY normal for it to take a while. After a year of trying, then be concerned N

I already had 3 successfull pregnancy without the help of clomid now 34 yrs old and i want another child so i was trying for 3months to get pregnant but it was unsuccessful so my doctor put me on clomid for the first tym. i already took it last march 5 2014 the 3rd day of my period. is it possible to get pregnant on the first treatment? i should be having my period on april 3 since i do have it regularly. i really hope i am pregnant already. I just want to know is it possible to get pregnant after the first treatment of clomid?

I am a firm believer in second opinions. In addition to an ultrasound, you should have your hormones tested on day 3 of your cycle. I'd recommend that you see a reproductive endocrinologist rather than an ob/gyn. These doctors have advanced training and specialize in helping women who are having a hard time getting pregnant. Let me know if you'd like more info. Best, Claire

My insurance doesn't cover fertility treatments so I will have to pay all of it on my own. My ob had no hesitation in prescribing 3 rounds of Clomid 50.Would be ok for me to try for at least the 3 cycles before going to see an RE?

Clomid is often the first line of treatment - and three cycles is a reasonable number to try. Most women who get pregnant with Clomid do so within three cycles. Hopefully your ob has done some testing to understand your particular situation. If you're not pregnant after three cycles, it does make sense to move on to an RE. Best, Claire

We have been TTC for a little over 1 year now, I made an appointment with my ob and I told him that I have a period every month that varies between 28 and 30 days, and I have been tracking my OV with an OPK and most months are different, some months I ov the week after my period and some months are 2 weeks later, so was hard to predict. So he did an ultrasound and told me that everything looks great and prescribed me 3 rounds of Clomid 50. He said it would help me ov consistently and help me release more eggs. I have not taken the meds yet, I would like a second opinion, before I take any drugs. Please help!

I started my first cycle of clomide last month. The only issue is that my husband is military and he is only home certain times. What can we do to maximize our chances of getting pregnant?

Timing is everything. Hopefully you know when you are ovulating (you can track it with ovulation predictor kits or Basal Body Temperature) and your husband's schedule will allow you to have intercourse at that time. Best, Claire

My doctor put me on Clomid 50mg for 3 cycles, but did not recommend any monitoring.Just said to take it day 3-7 and if it doesn't work, then to come back.We had all the tests done with my b-friend and everything came back excellent, but it's over 1 year ttc. I ovulate regularly (I take my temperature everyday and my ovulation is always on the day 14th) so we time our trying for a baby in the right time, but it doesn't work...I'm concerned that without monitoring the clomid intake my body will release more than 1 egg and without realizing I might have risky pregnancy (if the clomid works). Anyone else in the same situation? Any advice?

Hello all... I'm just wondering what types of success people have had going into round #3 of Clomid. I just finished 50mg twice daily days 3-7 of this cycle. Just starting to get a little frustrated and trying not to get my hopes up each cycle. I did 2 rounds then I didn't ovulate so I had to just do a monitored cycle & now I am on day 14 of my cycle & pretty much just waiting now. Advice? Also, has anyone had any success w PreSeed in conjunction w Clomid? TY!

Most people will have success with 3 cycles of Clomid. If not, it may be time to move on to another treatment. Are you seeing a fertility doctor, or an ob/gyn? Best, Claire

Ive been TTC for 1 1/2 years now and no luck yet. Ive just finished my 3rd round of clomid and Im hoping it works this time, each round I had really bad stomach pain, headaches, fatigue and increased appetite except for this time. I haven't had any of those symptoms but my breasts are beginning to get tender and im constantly tired, mood swings, im really itchy, and my lower back feels very strange. Any advice? What could this mean? I PRAY IT MEANS A BABY!

I am around 7 to 8 weeks pregnant. I don’t have no symptoms, my breast is not sore anymore. Last Saturday I dint u/s, they said the baby is in the right place but no heartbeat. I don’t have no pain no symptoms. The doctor said I should do another u/s a week from now. Anyone has my similar experience?

Nicotine can effect some drugs. In addition, smoking effects the quality of your eggs, and you shouldn't be smoking if you do become pregnant. You should ask your doctor about the direct effect on your medication, and keep in mind that smoking is bad for your reproductive health and your overall health. Best, Claire

I have been trying for 3 and a half years. I starter seeing the infertility doctor a few months ago . He said my estrogen level was low at the time it was suppose to spike. I just did my first round of clomid and went and did my ultra sound. I had 6 follicles produced 4 which were very large . No im waiting to see if im going to ovulate. What kind of history does clomid have with succeeding for low estrogen levels

I only took one time in my life clomiphene 50gm and I stoped it after my first cycle. on my second cycle I didnt take it. I was waiting my 3rd cycle to come and just found out am pregnant! Is this normal?

Can ask what your infertility diagnosis was ?

Congratulations on your pregnancy! It might have been better timing of sex to get pregnant. Wishing you all the best, Claire

hi everyone.. i hav been married for 2 years im 25 had an ectopic pregnancy last year bt they gave me low dose of MTX and everything is good nothing wrong with the falopian tubes. I have gained weight since then bt lost in the middle so prob 20 pounds overweight. i am trying to have a baby bt my period varies from 28-35 which means some month i prob dont ovulate. I am put on clomid this month from 3-7 50gram going back to doc to check tomorrow is my day 14. I didnt have any side effects from clomid so was concerned if it worked? can someone advise?

I work for a Obgyn and she started me on clomd I hope it works just keep the faith in god ladies best of luck to us all.

You can become pregnant with one fallopian tube. Most doctors will prescribe 6 cycles of clomid before moving on to other fertility treatments - but it really depends on your particular situation. Are you seeing a fertility doctor or ob/gyn? If you are with an ob/gyn, I would suggest moving on to a fertility doctor - reproductive endocrinologist - who has specialized training in fertility and infertility. Let me know if you'd like more information. Best, Claire


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