Conception Success Rate With Clomid
Clomid is one of the fertility medications with the highest success rates. In addition, Clomid is one of the most inexpensive of fertility treatments available. However, Clomid does not work for every patient. Because women’s bodies are so different from one another, their reactions to Clomid can also be very different. Some women do experience a variety of side effects with Clomid, while other women may not experience any.
To understand why the success rate with Clomid is so high in terms of promoting conception, it is important to understand what Clomid is and how it works. Clomid reacts with a variety of tissues in the body that have estrogen receptors, including the vagina, the cervix, the entometrium, the pituitary gland, the ovaries, and the hypothalamus. Clomid influences the way that the hormones that are related to fertility and ovulation, including GnRH, FSH, LH, and estradiol work in the body and relate to one another. It has been said that Clomid “fools” the body into believing that estrogen is low, which then causes more GnRH to be released, which spurs the production of more FSH and LH. More FSH and more LH, then, lead to the release of one or more mature eggs. This is what helps Clomid to cause ovulation, and why Clomid has such high rates of success in terms of conception.
Somewhere between 40 and 80 percent of women who take Clomid will have success in creating ovulation. This, of course, does not guarantee they will have a successful conception, however. Of those patients who successfully ovulate as a result of taking Clomid, somewhere around half of those will have a successful conception within six months. There are some other fertility medications that may have higher success rates in terms of conception, but those other medications also tend to have much higher costs than Clomid, and they tend to pose much higher risks in terms of side effects. In addition, their success rates are truly not that much higher than success rates with Clomid. For these reasons, Clomid is often prescribed instead of, or at least before, other fertility medications or procedures.