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my doctor is going to put me on clomid and im wondering how do i know if i ovulate on clomid i dont have a fertility doctor and dont have the insurance to get a fertilty doctor how do i know if i ovulate or not im currious do i take a ovulation test

Hello Lindsey from the U.S.(New York),

There are several methods that can be used:

1.  Ovulation predictor kit - hit or miss.
2.  Cervical mucus test - hit or miss.
3.  Ultrasound surveillance.
4.  Mid-luteal progesterone - only verifies if you ovulated in that cycle since it is after the fact.

My recommendation is to make sure your doctor is knowledgeable in infertility treatment and the use of Clomid.  Otherwise, you may be wasting a lot of time and money.  Ovulation on Clomid is not automatic.  It is very much dose dependent and the doctor needs to follow each cycle to verify that the dose being given is the appropriate dose to induce ovulation.

Good Luck,

Dr. Edward J. Ramirez, M.D., FACOG
Executive Medical Director
The Fertility and Gynecology Center
Monterey Bay IVF Program

Monterey, California, U.S.A.

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Edward Joseph Ramirez, MD, FACOG


I am a specialist in infertility and advanced gynecological care. I can answer questions about infertility, gynecology related ills, menopause...virtually anything that affects women's health. PLEASE tell me where you are writing from as I am always interested.


I have been practicing as an Ob/Gyn and Infertility Specialist for over 23 years. Gynecology, advanced laparoscopic surgery, basic infertility, IUI's, IVF, reproductive surgery, and ovulation induction are all areas of my expertise. I am Board Certified. I have been doing In Vitro Fertilization in my clinic for 19 years.

American College of OB/GYN, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Society of Reproductive Medicine, California Medical Association, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, Fellow of The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wall Street Journal, Monterey Herald, SERMO, Women's Health and Fertility Blog

Medical Degree from Stanford University, Residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, Reproductive Training at Pacific Fertility Center, San Francisco

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