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i want to know if i can concieve on my own normally

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i am presently on parlodel and metformin tabs (1per day each). my husband and i are looking at an ART method (IVF) and i am presently being placed on syntex pills. three weeks ago my hormonal profil results ahowed my prolactin is 18 and my FSH and LH normal. i want to know if i can concieve on my own normally either with clomid and how i can go about it.
also, am i supposed to be on syntex?
ps my husband's sperm is 2.8mill, motility and morphology are both 50%

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replied June 24th, 2011
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Since the sperm counts and motility of sperms of your husband is low, you should consider about option of IVF. Clomid is a synthetic chemical whose chemical name is Clomiphene citrate that acts like an ovulation inducer. It is not a fertility drug per se, but it is given only to induce ovulation by fooling your body into believing that there is less estrogen. This leads to an increased production of a hormone called GnRH, causing the pituitary gland to pump out more of another hormone called FSH and LH, which induces ovulation. Clomiphene is given orally, starting on cycle day 3, 4, or 5 for 5 days (cycle days 3-7; 4-8; or 5-9), where day 1 is taken as the onset of menstrual flow. It is usually given for 5 days, starting on cycle days 3-5, and most women will usually ovulate 5-9 days after the last dose of Clomid. You generally ovulate within next 5-9 days after your last dose. You can consider requesting for having Follicular scan done to monitor growth of the follicles in ovary and predict the ovulation time (egg release) top help with timing your intercourse to have fruitful results. However if Clomid cycles are not successful, then IVF should be considered. Be in regular follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist.
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