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Four days after embryo transfer the estrogen level is 950. Is this normal?

Four days after embryo transfer the estrogen level is 950. Is this normal?

Not sure: Generally, nine days after an embryo transfer, you draw your blood for a HCG level. Most clinics do not measure estrogen. If the results are low, it is generally indicative that you may not be pregnant. At our clinic, even if the levels are low, we repeat them in 3-4 days, "just to be sure". Sometimes, but not often, low e2 or HCG levels can result in a good pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

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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


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Is it safe to take estrogen after embryo transfer as my endometrium was 7.4 mm ?

Is it safe to take estrogen after embryo transfer as my endometrium was 7.4 mm ?

May need to: Depending on your ivf/embryo transfer protocol you may need to take supplemental estrogen. It is absolutely safe to take for this reason, unless there is some other medical contraindication to estrogen. ...Read more

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What is the ideal progesterone and estrogen level post embryo transfer in ivf?

What is the ideal progesterone and estrogen level post embryo transfer in ivf?

None!: Progesterone (p4) levels are very low when we use vaginal p4 supplements after ivf. Some use intramuscular p4 but the injections are painful and most have switched to vaginal meds. Estrogen levels are more controversial and usually not checked. Opinions vary by practice so ask your specialists. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Super low estradiol level after embryo transfer caused miscarriage?

Super low estradiol level after embryo transfer caused miscarriage?

Not exactly: Actually low estrogen levels after an embryo transfer may indicate that the transfer was not successful and/or if you did get pregnant it might not be a "good" pregnancy and that you are at increased risk of miscarriage. In a good pregnancy, the body produces high levels of estrogen. The low estrogen levels were not the cause of the miscarriage but a symptom of it. ...Read more

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What are normal estradiol and progesterone levels after embryo transfer?

What are normal estradiol and progesterone levels after embryo transfer?

Questionable: Most don't assess these values following an embryo transfer the type of Progesterone may also affect these levels in general...For those taking im progesterone...Levels are greater than 30-50 (but this measures all types of progesterones that are not important vaginal forms give levels that are >15 and are the pure and the most important ones. ...Read more

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After embryo transfer, I had a hCG level of 5.1, today it was 15.6. is this too low?

After embryo transfer, I had a hCG level of 5.1, today it was 15.6. is this too low?

Repeat test: An HCG level of more than 25 is needed for a diagnosis of pregnancy. You should repeat the test in 2-3 days to see if the level is high enough to indicate implantation of embryo. ...Read more

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Hi my first hCG level done and came back 200. I had my second test done today 364 should I worry? It's 13 dys after embryo transfer.

Hi my first hCG level done and came back 200. I had my second test done today 364 should I worry? It's 13 dys after embryo transfer.

Depends: The time interval between the blood test is important. I am unable to counsel without that information. Eitherway, you should continue to follow up with your infertility doctor as scheduled. ...Read more

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If the Hcg titre is 78.87, measured 12 days after embryo transfer of 2 embryos, 3day post fertilisation, both are8 cells. Is this level good or low?

Very early: It is good that you have a positive pregnancy test. Not many other conclusions can be made form this limited information. Usually the doctors will check the BHCG over a few days to establish a normally rising trend. Eventually ultrasound will be done to verify a normal pregnancy ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more


Embryo (Definition)

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