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03 Apr 2006

Clomid & ovulation
Hello doc.

I finished my first course of Clomid days 5-9 50mg last Sunday (26th March). Did my first OPK on Tuesday (day 11) & had a dark line but it wasn't as dark as the control line so took it as negative & thought I would catch the surge the next day. All the other days since then & including yesterday, my second line has been very faint so definately negative. I've had no ovulation pain or anything, just dull cramping down there. Today, my breasts are tender as they usually are after ovulation. Now, I'm wondering if that dark line I saw on day 11 could've been the surge going up or down & if I actually ovulated on day 12 or so - is that possible with Clomid? Is it possible that I haven't ovulated yet? Today is day 17 of my cycle - isn't it too late to ovulate on a clomid cycle? My doc told me to make love on days 10, 12, 14 & 16 to cover all bases so I assumed I would ovulate in those days.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear SLC

It is very possible that the lh surge occured around about day 11 of your cycle. However, if you do suffer from polystic ovarian disease, then it is quite often possible that the test line is often a persistent faint line and remains so almost indefinetly as your basal lh levels tend to be raised. In our practice we often call our patients in for a routine scan to confirm or verify ovulation having occured and whether there was an adequeta response to clomid or not. I would suggest if you are extremely worried, to have an ultra sound scan done or alternately simply wait until you know whether you are pregnant or not. A pregnancy test should be done on approxiametly day 24 or 25 of your cycle and should be a blood quantitative hcg test. If this test is negative then you should expect your period atleast 2 to 3 days later and should this not occur I would suggest you definetly visit your gynaecologist as there was no adequate response to the clomid dosage that you had used.

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