A Clomid test will determine whether or not you have a good chance of success in conceiving through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) using your own eggs. The Clomid test increases the accuracy of your doctor diagnosing whether you have a decreased ovarian reserve. This test is routinely performed for women who over the age of 38, however, those with unexplained infertility also benefit from the revelations of this test.
Clomid Challenge Test
The Clomid Challenge Test evaluates the female pituitary hormone levels using the fertility medication clomiphene citrate. This test is a very sensitive measurement of a woman’s ovarian reserve.
The Clomid test accurately measures a woman’s:
- Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) level
- Estradiol level
The Clomid challenge test is performed in cases of unexplained infertility. Approximately 30 percent of women suffering from unexplained fertility will show abnormalities adversely impacting their prognosis of successfully being treated through Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).
The hormone FSH is normally produced by the pituitary gland. FSH stimulates a woman’s ovaries to develop follicles containing eggs. As the follicle develops, it produces the hormones estradiol and inhibin-B. These hormones flow through the blood stream back to the pituitary gland and regulate FSH production. This is the negative feedback loops in terms of ART.
The Clomid Test Can Predict IVF Treatment Success
When a women in her advanced reproductive years (over 35) has been unable to get pregnant after having regular, unprotected sexual intercourse for six months, her doctor may recommend Intrauterine Insemination (IUI). When a woman has undergone 3 or 4 failed IUI procedures, the Clomid test is commonly recommended before proceeding to In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).
Recommended Treatment: Donor Eggs in Conjunction With IVF
As a physician, I would like to be able to predict those women who will be able to achieve pregnancy through IVF using their own eggs and those who won’t, opines nationally renowned fertility specialist and reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. Randy S. Morris. Dr. Morris is the founder and medical director of the acclaimed IVF1 located in the brand new Naperville Fertility Center.
A poor Clomid test predicts that a couple will be unlikely to conceive through IVF suign the woman’s own eggs. In this scenario, most doctors may recommend using donor eggs via IVF as the best option for these couples to conceive successfully and deliver a healthy baby.
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