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I have done ivf and i'm in day 12 after embryo transfer. i 'm bleeding and pains comes and goes. how can i know the embryo is falling out. thank u?

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Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola answered

Specializes in Fertility Medicine

Menstrual: These are menstrual symptoms and you may not be pregnant. Do a pregnancy test to find out. This may be your period and the embryo did not implant.

Answered 7/2/2016

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Dr. Jay Nemiro answered

Specializes in Fertility Medicine

Probably not good: Honestly, by day 12 after et, you should have already done a pregnancy test and know whether ivf was successful or not. If the test was positive, that is a good sign and sometimes the bleeding is do to losing a twin or a tear in a small cervical or uterine vessel. Unfortunately, these are less likely and ivf probably did not work. The pg test is the key. Good luck and i hope this helps.

Answered 10/22/2018

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Dr. Neeoo Chin answered

Specializes in Fertility Medicine

Not falling out: The embryos normally disintegrate within a few days after embryo transfer if implantation does not occur. Unfortunately it sounds like your menstrual cycle is about to start.

Answered 3/8/2018

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Dr. John Gordon answered

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Need bHCG: Agree with dr chin. However, a blood pregnancy test is helpful to confirm the outcome of the cycle. Certainly bleeding is not a good sign but have been very surprised to find positive beta in patients who were convinced that their ivf had failed. Good luck.

Answered 7/3/2015

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Dr. Michael Fox answered

Specializes in Fertility Medicine

Unknown: This could be bleeding from an embryo that is not doing well and you are losing the embryo. More likely though that this is implantation bleeding, or cervical bleeding. We see bleeding in over 60% of patients who go on to have a normal pregnancy. It is very hard but it is a waiting game to see what's going on with the pregnancy. You can test in 2-4 days depending on your clinics recommendation.

Answered 8/9/2020

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Dr. Jay Nemiro answered

Specializes in Fertility Medicine

Always a possibility: Honestly, by day 12 after et, you should have already done a pregnancy test and know whether ivf was successful or not. If the test was positive, that is a good sign and sometimes the bleeding is do to losing a twin or a tear in a small cervical or uterine vessel. Unfortunately, these are less likely and ivf probably did not work. The pg test is the key. Good luck and i hope this helps.

Answered 3/20/2014

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