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Gas after embryo transfer is normal?

Gas after embryo transfer is normal?

Probably not: Probably should not have gas after an embryo transfer but if you were anxious leading up to the procedure, which is completely understandable and expected, you might have done a little month breathing and got some extra air in your stomach that you are now passing. I would not worry to much. Good luck and i hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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Are cramps normal after embryo transfer?

Are cramps normal after embryo transfer?

Yes: As the uterus grows "stretching" pains/cramps become more common. ...Read more

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Ovary pain after embryo transfer normal?

Ovary pain after embryo transfer normal?

Probably: The medications used during advanced fertility techniques can certainly cause formation of ovarian cysts. If you are having abdominal pain or discomfort after such a procedure, you absolutely must contact your doctor. This should be evaluated with specific labs and an ultrasound. ...Read more

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White discharge after embryo transfer is normal?

White discharge after embryo transfer is normal?

Yes: The discharge you are describing is normal vaginal discharge. Make sure that it does not have an odor and does not itch and/or irritating because that could mean it could be a vaginal infection. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Should i be taking antihistamine after embryo transfer?

Probably not: There is no significant data to suggest that they would be beneficial to improving success rates. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have brown spots after embryo transfer is this normal?

I have brown spots after embryo transfer is this normal?

Probably: Can't promise it is normal, but it is very common. If you are worried talk with your ivf doc. ...Read more

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11 days after embryo transfer, what should the hCG lvl be?

11 days after embryo transfer, what should the hCG lvl be?

Greater than 5: To be pregnant. 'how' high depends on how many embryos were transferred, and at what stage (multicell, blast), among other things. ...Read more

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What causes progesterone to drop few days after embryo transfer?

What causes progesterone to drop few days after embryo transfer?

No cause: There's no reason for Progesterone to drop following et, but levels definitely will fluctuate. As long as they are within a (pretty wide) range, they are okay. In most et cycles, supplemental Progesterone is given - you don't say in yours. The dosing is adjusted to keep the levels in range. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Traub
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Embryo Transfer (Definition)

Embryo transfer (also et, set. Fet, etc) refers to placing one or more human embryo(s) (multi-cell or blastocyst) into the uterus of a woman trying to become pregnant. Et is the final step in an ivf cycle, and is done in some other circumstances as well. It is extremely safe, mostly comfortable, and usually not technically difficult. Experts agree on its importance, but ...Read more


Embryo (Definition)

An embryo is a developing human being from between 1- ...Read more