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Estrogen Patches and Progesterone Suppositories?
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ChloeMcG13 posted:
Hi all, I am hoping you can help me figure this out. I am on my 2nd round of Clomid 100mg's. They had me start on estrongen patches (2 a day, even though the box says to only use 1) on day 9 - the last day of clomid. I will have an u/s on 12/14, and if everything looks good I will take the shot of ovidrel. Then, 2 days after BD, I start progesterone suppositories. I did these and the ovidrel last month, but not the estrogen. Does anyone know what it is for? I asked too many questions at my last visit and don't want to bug them again.

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David K Walmer, MD, PhD responded:
As the patient, you are entitled to ask as many questions as you want within the confined of the appointments that you schedule. You can make more informed decisions if you understand what is happening. It is actually not common to use estrogen patches with Clomid because Clomid works by competing with estrogen at the estrogen receptor. Some physicians add estrogen to try to improve cervical mucous but it may not be very effective. I would encourage you to ask anything that you don't understand. Good luck!


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