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Increase Your Chance of Naturally Conceiving with Clomid

Clomid®, also known as clomiphene citrate, is a medication designed to improve a woman’s chance of pregnancy by inducing ovulation and stimulating follicle growth in the ovaries. At Fertility Center of San Antonio, we may recommend this fertility medication as a safe and effective approach to treating couples with unexplained infertility. It is also beneficial for women who have an irregular menstrual cycle or do not ovulate on their own due to PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). To find out if you are a good candidate, we invite you to visit our San Antonio, TX, clinic for a fertility evaluation.

What Can Clomid Treat?

Clomid is an oral medication that has been used for over 50 years to effectively treat unexplained infertility. We may also recommend Clomid for women who have abnormal menstrual cycles. This medication is generally considered a first line of treatment to help boost a woman’s chance of pregnancy. It is minimally invasive and more affordable than other treatments, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), making it a popular choice among many women.

We may recommend this fertility medication as a safe and effective approach to treating couples with unexplained infertility.

Who is a Good Candidate for Clomid?

You may be a candidate for Clomid if you:

  • Have been diagnosed with PCOS
  • Have irregular or absent periods
  • Have unexplained infertility
  • Have trouble ovulating
  • Are under the age of 35

Our team can perform a thorough examination and review your medical history to determine whether you are eligible for treatment.

The Clomid Process and Cost

Clomid is very affordable. Depending on the brand and dosage of medication prescribed, Clomid typically costs somewhere between $10 and $100 per cycle. When beginning treatment, we can prescribe tablets containing 50mg to take daily, between day three through seven of the menstrual cycle. Day one is considered as the first day of your period. In other cases, we may recommend that you take Clomid on day five through nine of your menstrual cycle.

If you fail to conceive within the first round of taking Clomid, your doctor may increase the dosage to improve your chances of pregnancy. After three rounds, we may recommend combining Clomid with another form of infertility treatment, such as IUI (intrauterine insemination), hormone injections, or IVF.

Risks and Side Effects

Although Clomid is generally tolerated by most women, research has shown that it can cause cervical mucus variations and endometrial effects that lead to poor success rates. In addition, there are certain side effects and risks involved, as with any medication. Knowing what they are in advance can help you decide if Clomid is right for you. Potential risks and side effects can include:

  • Ovarian enlargement
  • Multiple births
  • Vision problems (blurry vision, light sensitivity, or floaters)
  • Headaches
  • Hot flashes
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Spotting or light bleeding
  • Pelvic pain
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Seizures
  • Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
  • Ovarian cancer

We can review your treatment options and answer any questions you may have during a private consultation to ensure you feel confident in your decision.

Schedule Your Fertility Evaluation

If you have been diagnosed with unexplained infertility, or have absent or irregular periods, you may be a good candidate for Clomid. This affordable infertility treatment can provide effective results for patients who may have reservations about proceeding with more aggressive or costly procedures. At Fertility Center of San Antonio, we want to help make your dreams of having a family a reality. To schedule your consultation and learn more about Clomid, contact us online or call (210) 405-7369.

Patient Testimonials

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Sasha, FCSA Patient

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The De Santiagos, FCSA Family

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The Bertrands, FCSA Family

“Thank you Dr. Martin, Dr. Neal, and all the staff at FCSA for helping bring Miss Brielle into this world. We are forever grateful.”

The Warrens, FCSA Family

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