Posted by: BS | 2008/06/02


I have a daughter of 7, my husband has a son of 13, we have been trying for the past 5 years to fall pregnant but with no results. I am diagnosed with polycystic ovaries syndrome. The gynea has put me on Fertomid 50. This is the first time Im taking it and also the first of the 3 month cycle. I took medication as instructed and now 15 days after starting the course Im having vaginal bleeding. it is not like a period it was heavy the first day but now it is just spotting after 2 days. Did I have a period. As per doctors instructions I should be in the period where I am ovulating and not be having a period. Is this normal? My doctor said that I should take the 5 tablets starting on my 5th day of a period and then after taking the Fertomid I will be ovulating +-6 days after that. At the time of starting the fertomid I did not have a period for 4months already and i wasnt pregnant. If my calculations are correct I should be in my ovulation cycle and not menstruating. Can you please tell me what is happening and I it is normal

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Dear BS
According to my calculation the bleeding coincides with the day 19, 20 or 21 of your cycle and it is more or less the time that one would expect implantation bleeding. Also, the pattern of bleeding appears to correlate with implantation in that it is of much shorter duration then a normal menstrual period. I would suggest that you do your pregnancy test after another 5 or 6 days and should this be positive you may need some progesterone support therapy. Should the test be negative I would expect your periods to return within a week to 10 days.

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