What is Clomid?

Fertility Specialist Hal Danzer, MD, explains what Clomid is and how it can be helpful for couples to treat unexplained infertility issues
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What is Clomid?

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Clomid is an agent that's been used for, probably, 40 years to treat couples with unexplained infertility. When you say unexplained, I mean, when the sperm count is normal, the x-ray of the anatomy for the woman is normal, then you focus on; How well is this woman ovulating? She may be having periods every month, but the quality of that ovulation may not be optimal. Clomid is kind of a weak estrogen. It's been used for years. It tricks the brain into putting out more follicles, stimulating hormone, which then tricks the follicles in the ovary. It's, essentially, a higher quality ovulation. Clomid is pretty safe because twinning rates are, maybe, 8 percent, compared to 2 percent of the population. It's been used for years. There's no breast cancer or ovary cancer or birth defects for the kids. It's a very safe agent.

Fertility Specialist Hal Danzer, MD, explains what Clomid is and how it can be helpful for couples to treat unexplained infertility issues

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Hal Danzer, MD

Fertility Specialist

Co-founder and partner of the Southern California Reproductive Center, Dr. Hal C. Danzer, MD is an expert in reproductive medicine, including reproductive endocrinology, women’s health and fertility issues.  As one of the most respected specialists in the Los Angeles area, over the years Dr. Danzer has helped countless patients fulfill their dreams of becoming parents. 

Dr. Danzer, a reproductive endocrinologist, is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and serves on the faculty of the UCLA Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship Program.  He is also Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Among his hospital appointments, Dr. Danzer served as Reproductive Endocrinologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, as well as Attending Physician in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

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