Side effects of Clomid

Fertility Specialist Richard Marrs, MD, explains the how Clomid works to help fertility in women, and what the common side effects that it can cause in women
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Side effects of Clomid

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Clomiphene citrate, or the brand name Clomid, is one of the most common medications used to correct women's ovulation patterns. Clomid works in the system by tricking the woman's brain that their estrogen level is low. Clomid is an anti-estrogen. In fact, Clomid was designed as a birth control pill in the 50's. In the clinical trials, they were giving all these test women Clomid, and they were getting pregnant. It was supposed to be a contraceptive. Clomid started out as a contraceptive and became a fertility drug. Clomid blocks the brains view of estrogen. That creates, in some women, side effects. Women are very sensitive to their estrogen levels. About 25 percent of women that take Clomid will have headaches, mood swings, blurred vision. That's because their estrogen effect is lower and they are sensitive to that.
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Fertility Specialist Richard Marrs, MD, explains the how Clomid works to help fertility in women, and what the common side effects that it can cause in women

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Richard Marrs, MD

Fertility Specialist

Dr. Richard Marrs is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist. He studied medicine and trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Texas before moving to Southern California to study Reproductive Endocrinology. While at the University of Southern California, he developed one of the country’s first IVF programs, which is responsible for the second IVF birth in the United States and the first birth from cryopreserved embryos in the United States in 1986. He is internationally recognized for his contributions to the development of IVF. He has published over 200 papers and books in the area of Reproductive Endocrinology and In Vitro Fertilization and is a prominent figure in the national and international infertility communities. In 1996, he published a book for couples called the Dr. Richard Marrs' Fertility Book: America's Leading Infertility Expert Tells You Everything You Need to Know About Getting Pregnant.

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