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I think you misunderstood a little. I don't disagree with ovulating patients using Clomid, I just don't like docs who turn to that immediately in ovulating patients without having done a full infertility evaluation. There certainly is a place and time to use Clomid in ovulating patients, and we call that "super-ovulation". I use this especially is older patients to help them ovulate more than one egg at a time to increase there chances because as a woman ages, more and more of her eggs are debilitated and poor quality. By increasing the number ovulated, you increase the chances of getting a good egg.
In your case, even though you are ovulating, your luteal phase is too short. It is likely that you have a luteal phase defect. Your doctor is correct that Clomid can correct a luteal phase defect, although not always. What it does is correct the ovulatory-hormonal problem that is leading to the LPD. In addition, by getting you to ovulate more than one egg, it increases your chances for a pregnancy with each cycle. But, because it doesn't always correct the LPD, the treatment of choice would be supplemental progesterone such as Crinone, Procheive, Prometrium or Endometrin. You would start that after ovulation.
If you continue to fail to conceive, my recommendation would be to see a fertility specialist, instead of undergoing treatment that is more of a "shotgun" treatment. That way you don't waste too much time. But if you want to try some low dose Clomid with your current doc, that would be okay too. The advantage you have is that you are still young. If the low dose Clomid does not work, or your doc is not doing the cycles correctly, then definitely go see a fertility specialist.
I don't think you need supplemental estrogen.