Expert advice on the risks and benefits of Clomid

View David Tourgeman, MD's video on Expert advice on the risks and benefits of Clomid...
Expert advice on the risks and benefits of Clomid | Kids in the House
KidsInTheHouse the Ultimate Parenting Resource
Kids in the House Tour

Expert advice on the risks and benefits of Clomid

Comment
11
Like
11
Transcription: 
Clomid is a medication that as it turns out is an anti-estrogen at the level of the pituitary gland. It causes the brain to produce a little more FHS, or follicle-stimulating hormone. And it therefore drives the brain to produce more than just one follicle in women that are normally ovulating. Or in those women that are not ovulating, it encourages them to actually ovulate an egg. Because it is an anti-estrogen, it can have ill effects. It can cause mood swings, irritability, in rare cases even visual changes. And in that situation, Clomid is never used again. The idea in this particular cycle is to enhance the number of eggs that are released. And in that scenario what you're doing is optimizing the likelihood of conception. But you're still using your facilities, if you would. The pelvis is still being used. And in patients that are optimized, that number, in an age-appropriate situation like a woman less than 30, would achieve a maximal rate of about 20% conception rate.
ALL PARENTS

View David Tourgeman, MD's video on Expert advice on the risks and benefits of Clomid...

Transcript

Expert Bio

More from Expert

David Tourgeman, MD

Infertility Specialist

Education
 - Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara.
 Medical School: University of Southern California.
 Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology 
University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Women’s & Children’s Hospital. 
Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Women’s & Children’s Hospital.

Board Certification 
- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
 Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Academic Appointments
 - Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
 University of Southern California School of Medicine.

Hospital Affiliations 
- Huntington Memorial Hospital 
St. John’s Health Center.

Awards
 - Wyeth-Ayest Award of the Pacific coast Reproductive Society, April 1999. 
Serono In-Training Award for the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 2000
. Ortho- Mcneil Poster Award Obstetrical and Gynecological Assembly of Southern California, February 2011.
 Serono In-Training Award for the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 2001. 
Fellow Award, co-author Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 2001.

Professional Organizations - 
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
 American Society for Reproductive Medicine. 
Pacific Coast Reproductive Society
 Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Areas of Research and Publication
 - Assisted reproductive technologies and oocyte donation in women of advanced
 reproductive age. 
Advanced reproductive fertility surgery. 
Alternatives for enhancing embryo implantation
. Evaluation of ovulation induction agents. 
Vaginal hormone administration.

Languages Spoken
 - English, 
French, &
 Spanish.

More Parenting Videos from David Tourgeman, MD >
Enter your email to
download & subscribe
to our newsletter