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Doctor insights on: Cramps After Ivf

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Ivf (Definition)

In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a child. During ivf mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. A few days later, the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted into the uterus. One cycle of in vitro fertilization ...Read more


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7 wks ivf,18 eggs retr. No ohss, have lower left cramps,6 wk u/s said ovaries still stimulated. Is that the pain? Or something wrong with baby?

7 wks ivf,18 eggs retr. No ohss, have lower left cramps,6 wk u/s said ovaries still stimulated. Is that the pain? Or something wrong with baby?

Pain after IVF: It could be either ovarian enlargement and OHSS or if two embryos were transferred there could be one in the uterus and one in the fallopian tube. If you are in pain, please see your IVF physician. ...Read more

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First IVF cycle, 5 day transfer of 2 embryos both compacting, hadn't reached blasto stage, day 7 started to bleed with cramps, have i lost them?

First IVF cycle, 5 day transfer of 2 embryos both compacting, hadn't reached blasto stage, day 7 started to bleed with cramps, have i lost them?

Not necessarily : Check with your ivf doctor, and make sure you're taking your medicines (progesterone ?) correctly. Do nothing anyone else says before checking with him/her. ...Read more

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Ivf fresh Transfer on 12/15 and 1st beta was 490 on 12/26. I've had brownish spotting on & off with back pain and mild cramps for a few days. Normal?

Ivf fresh Transfer on 12/15 and 1st beta was 490 on 12/26. I've had brownish spotting on & off with back pain and mild cramps for a few days. Normal?

Repeat the BHCG: Since this was an IVF transfer you are probably already following closely with a doctor. Your doctor will want to repeat the BHCG to confirm a normal rise and then will schedule a sonogram to confirm pregnancy. Right now you will have to wait as it is too early to draw any conclusions ...Read more

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Is it normal to cramp everyday after IVF embryo transfer?

Is it normal to cramp everyday after IVF embryo transfer?

Not abnormal: Stretching of the uterus has been known to cause cramps. This is sometimes referred to as "growing pains". ...Read more

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The night after IVF ET, fresh transfer, I had strong cramps and ovarian pain for one hour. It is possible to have expelled the two embryos?

The night after IVF ET, fresh transfer, I had strong cramps and ovarian pain for one hour. It is possible to have expelled the two embryos?

Unlikely: What a stressful time and source of worry! I would probably have called my fertility specialist if I were you, but expelling the embryos is unlikely. Many factors are working together to try to get them to implant, and these factors are stronger than you would think. I wouldn't worry about the cramps, etc. Just try to keep calm, breathe deeply, follow your doctor's instructions, and believe! ...Read more

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Ivf-7 wks preg u/s at 6 wks 2 dys 108bpm no cramps,no bleeding, but have no symptoms, past missed misc. worried, what are the chances of another mmc?

IVF: There are many people that do not experience early signs of pregnancy. The ultrasound was fine, so try to relax and enjoy your pregnancy. I know, easier said then done. :) ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ivf Pregnancy (Definition)

In-vitro fertilization is a process where the egg and sperm are united outside of the woman's body, in a laboratory setting. Some of the resulting embryos are then implanted ...Read more