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18 Jan 2006

clomid/period
Can clomid interfere with your period. I definately ovulated on day 16 (confirmed by bloodtest on day 22) It is now 15 days after ovuation and still no sign of anything. Can clomid interfere? The HPT is negative. No sore breasts or anything. Any chance that I didn't ovulate afterall??? My normal cycle used to be 41 days
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Chloe

The blood test to confirm ovulation is not entirely reliable with respect to ovulation as there are several syndromes which could mimic a similar situation and yet not result in the release of the egg.
An example of such a syndrome is the 'lutenised unruptured follicle sydrome' (LUFS). In this situation the blood tests would strongly suggest a high progesterone level but in essence the egg is trapped within the ovary and not released in the fallopian tube. It is also not uncommon for clomid to cause the formation of cysts which may produce abnormal quantities of hormones which may consequently result in extension or prolongation of the menstrual cycle. Of great concern is the fact that your normal cycle used to be 41 days. This is well outside the norm and I would strongly suggest you investigate this aspect. A full hormone profile is necssary to ascertain whether the problem is Polycytsic ovarian disease (PCOD) or ovarian resistance or impending ovarian failure.
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