I am 28 years old, married for three years and I had a miscarriage after two months of my marriage. I tried Clomid 50mg after two months of my abortion for five days and I became pregnant. I gave birth to my daughter and after one year I tried Clomid again but with 100mg for three days and I also became pregnant. The problem is that my last pregnancy was an ectopic entered surgery without removing the tube. After three monthsI became pregnant without any medications. Now, I am about to deliver. I have several questions... First, does Clomic cause ectopic pregnancy? Second, I know that Clomid can cause cancer but how about my case? Am I at risk? Finally, how long does Clomid last in the body? Did my recent pregnancy happen as a result of taking Clomid?
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Clomid helps the ovaries to improve egg release and there is no recorded higher risk of ectopic pregnancy after clomid use. Long term use of clomid has been shown to increase the risk of ovarian cancer. Having pregnancies and children seem to reduce this risk. Clomid clears from the blood stream very quickly so it is unlikely your pregnancy was caused by Clomid.