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Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Is mild cramping normal day after embryo transfer for IVF?

Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Is mild cramping normal day after embryo transfer for IVF?
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Seth Derman
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
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Day 8 after embryo transfer, bleeding and cramping. Stomach starts bleeding on day 8 after embryo transfer. Is there any hope?

Dr. Seth Derman
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
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Day 8 after embryo transfer, bleeding and cramping. Stomach starts bleeding on day 8 after embryo transfer. Is there any hope?

Pregnancy test: You will know if the ivf has failed if the pregnancy test your doctor has ordered is negative. You need to wait until then. It is still possible to be pregnant after bleeding and cramping. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Jay Nemiro
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
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After embryo transfer, cramping and bleeding, am i pregnant?

Dr. Jay Nemiro
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After embryo transfer, cramping and bleeding, am i pregnant?

Maybe: Bleeding 2 weeks post transfer can be caused by a friable, or cervix thats bleed easy, a small bleed behind the gestational sac, following intercourse, the loss of a twin and/or signs of an early miscarriage. If you have any bleeding, contact your doctor immediately. And remember, it may not be a bad sign. Probably would consider starting Progesterone to help quiet the uterus. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Traub
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
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Is cramp under the belly after embryo transfer in IVF a good sign?

Dr. Michael Traub
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
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Is cramp under the belly after embryo transfer in IVF a good sign?

No: Should not really be a good or a bad sign. Depends if it was fresh or frozen transfer. Much more likely to have cramps after fresh transfer. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Deborah Smith
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It is normal to have spotting and cramps days after embryo transfer?

Dr. Deborah Smith
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It is normal to have spotting and cramps days after embryo transfer?

It depends: If the transfer was difficult, a tenaculum needed, or if there was a wide ectropion of the cervix bleeding could have been stirred up with the procedure. Sometimes we see bleeding/ spotting with vaginal Progesterone use. The cramping may be due to other causes such as ovarian enlargement and not of uterine etiology. I would recommed calling your ivf program to discuss with them. ...Read more

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
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Are cramps normal after embryo transfer?

Dr. Wayne Ingram
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Are cramps normal after embryo transfer?

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

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Cramps after embryo transfer can lead to positive pregnancy or it is the symptom of Ivf failure?

Dr. Gerard Honore
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
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Cramps after embryo transfer can lead to positive pregnancy or it is the symptom of Ivf failure?

Be optimistic: It is neither one, it is an "occupational hazard;" in other words it happens all the time. it doe snot predict at all whether the ET was successful. Think positive, please follow all your doctor's instructions, and good luck with your pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
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Its my 13days post embryo transfer. I felt slight abdominal cramping since day 4.....I felt no other changes...Can still be possibly pregnant?

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Its my 13days post embryo transfer. I felt slight abdominal cramping since day 4.....I felt no other changes...Can still be possibly pregnant?

You could be ...: I recommend discussing any symptoms you have, like cramping, with your ivf clinic. At 13 days post-transfer, the HCG trigger shot you took before your egg retrieval should be out of your system. Talk to your clinic to arrange a blood pregnancy test. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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12 days post embryo transfer cramping and bleeding is this normal?

Dr. Gerard Honore
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12 days post embryo transfer cramping and bleeding is this normal?

Maybe...: I agree the best thing to do is call/see your doctor. Small bleeding/mild cramping is often okay. The pregnancy test is the important fact; please check with your doctor. ...Read more

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