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Wednesday, August 23rd 2006, 7:58am

Clomid and twins

For the purposes of TRT clomid is used in men. I'm off the TRT but might start the clomid to prevent my estrogen levels from going up. This is not uncommon for men in my postion. I've heard however that when women are on clomid that twins are a bigger possibility. Is this true? If so, how much higher of a chance? And is it the same thing for men on clomid?

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Wednesday, August 23rd 2006, 8:04am

hi beave the reason twins are more likely on clomid is that is stimulates egg production so can cause multiple eggs to release, causing a higher rate of non-identical twins. I wouldn't worry that this would happen in your case

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Wednesday, August 23rd 2006, 10:08am

If someone WANTED twins could that person ask to be placed on clomid? Or is this a no no? What kind of unwanted side-effects in women does it have?

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Wednesday, August 23rd 2006, 10:54am

As per rulings in the UK (I notice you are in Japan)

No, it's not something you can just ask your Dr for

It's prescribed for women who havn't been able to conceive for X amount of time. It is used mainly for women who do not ovulate... it is an anti-estogen which fools the body into thinking that it hasn't produced any follicles (even though you may not be anyway) and as such forces production hence why sometimes it can produce more than the 1 normal follicle.

A multiple pregnancy is something that needs a lot of supervision, and can lead to a higher risk of problems, it isn't something that a couple should be trying to achieve specifically.

Clomid itself can have many side-effects (as do many fertility drugs). Some can be :
bloating, sickness, blurry vision, headaches and anxiety/depressed feelings
These effects are temporary, but even so are not very pleasent

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Wednesday, August 23rd 2006, 3:42pm

OK...I don't think the laws would be any different here. My wife is going to be 37 and this will be our first child we are trying to have. It may seem stupid, but I thought having twins might get us 2 children for the effort of one (Effort on my part that is). It was just a silly thought I had.

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