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I was do IVF on17/3/2014, the pregnancy test -ve. Till now the cycle will not come. What can I do?

I was do IVF on17/3/2014, the pregnancy test -ve. Till now the cycle will not come. What can I do?

Repeat the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection.

Dr. Gerald Mandell
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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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I did IVF & had the transfer on 05/8/13, I took a pregnancy test today & it ws negative, may it have been to soon?

I did IVF & had the transfer on 05/8/13, I took a pregnancy test today & it ws negative, may it have been to soon?

Depends: You do not say what today is so-- if you had a day 5 embryo transfer a pregnancy test can be performed on may 17th. But best to follow the directions of your ivf team and test when they tell you and not before!

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I am finishing up my IVF and I have taking a pregnancy test even though I know it's yo early to tell the pregnancy test was positive. Is this possible?

I am finishing up my IVF and I have taking a pregnancy test even though I know it's yo early to tell the pregnancy test was positive. Is this possible?

Trigger shot gave +: The first pregnancy test you took, if too soon after the embryo transfer, was probably positive from the HCG 'trigger shot' that you took before your egg retrieval (hcg is pregnancy hormone). If you had a blastocyst-stage embryo transfer, wait 9 days post transfer before taking a pregnancy test. Talk to your clinic. Best wishes.

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Can twins cause an early false pregnancy test I mean like at 2 or 3 weeks after ivf?

Can twins cause an early false pregnancy test I mean like at 2 or 3 weeks after ivf?

Pregnancy test: If you had a retrieval 2 - 3 weeks ago and the test is positive, the test isn't early and you are pregnant. Still, the pregnancy may not continue so your doctor may continue to monitor the levels to see if they are going up appropriately. Then, a sonogram will confirm the pregnancy. Still, you can miscarry so you should follow your doctor's instructions.

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I got pregnant via ivf, spotted for 2 weeks, had a home pregnancy test on the 5th week and it showed negative. I am confused?

I got pregnant via ivf, spotted for 2 weeks, had a home pregnancy test on the 5th week and it showed negative. I am confused?

No longer pregnant: A urine pregnancy test done correctly gives a reliable result by this time. If the test is negative, that means there is not a pregnancy. One can repeat the test, using a different brand of test, and/or call the ob-gyn for advice. It is normal for many conceptions and early pregnancies not to be successful, as that may be one way the human body works to ensure the healthiest babies are born.

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Any cases with negative pregnancy test in clinic after IVF but became pregnant?

Any cases with negative pregnancy test in clinic after IVF but became pregnant?

Yes, but: It's unusual unless the pregnancy test was very early. Usually the tests are timed to be very reliable. You can discuss whether a repeat is worthwhile with your doctor/clinic.

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Pregnancy test positve 1-2 weeks on sept 6 (ivf), but no gestational sac on scan, hCG 297 on 18 sept.?

Shouldn't at 297: With quant of 297 it would be impossible to see a normal gestational sac, generally it must be 1500 or above. The quant sounds low based on the dates you give; I'm certain your ivf doctor can help.

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Today is 7 days past my IVF transfer & my home pregnancy test was negative. Does this mean im not pregnant?

Today is 7 days past my IVF transfer & my home pregnancy test was negative. Does this mean im not pregnant?

May be too early to: Test. It may take up to 2 weeks from the time of conception to a positive pregnancy test result. You obviously are under the care of a specialist, and you should consult her/him.

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I'm 37 I just finished IVF a little less than 2wks ago I've taken 3 pregnancy test all neg, but my period is still not started what can be the problem?

I'm 37 I just finished IVF a little less than 2wks ago I've taken 3 pregnancy test all neg, but my period is still not started what can be the problem?

Still too early: It may be too early to test to see if you are pregnant. But if you are not the fact that you are probably on Progesterone will delay you period for many days past tge two week mark.

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7 days past my IVF egg transfer & home pregnancy test was negative. Does this mean im not pregnant?

7 days past my IVF egg transfer & home pregnancy test was negative. Does this mean im not pregnant?

Too early to test: Your ivf/et doctor should have given you a specific date for you to test according to what he/she wishes. I have my patients schedule 12 days after egg retrieval in fresh cycles, with frozen cycles (fet) it depends on what stage the embryos were frozen.

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Positive pregnancy test after IVF FET is it alright to have intercourse after the 2ww? Will this cause miscarriage or harm the embryo in anyway?

OK: Most doctors routinely recommend not to simply because if the pregnancy does not progress well you will think sex affected it. But it is actually entirely safe and ok.

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Can I take a pregnancy test at night?

Can I take a pregnancy test at night?

Yes: It is better to use first morning urine. You should do the test only if you had sex since your last period and missed your period by 4-5 days. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.

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Can I take a pregnancy test anytime of the day?

Can I take a pregnancy test anytime of the day?

Yes: The test result should not be affected by the time of the day.

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Can I take a pregnancy test eight days after intercours?

Can I take a pregnancy test eight days after intercours?

Well, sure: You can, but chances are you won't be pregnant. The time of highest fertility is just before ovulation, which is about 2 weeks before your period. Pregnancy tests will be positive if you are pregnant, on or around the day you would start your period. If you had sex around ovulation and it has only been 8 days, you have another week to go before the test is likely to be positive.

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How soon can I take a pregnancy test and it be accurate?

How soon can I take a pregnancy test and it be accurate?

10-14 days after sex: Most blood beataHCG pregnancy tests will reliably detect an early pregnancy about 10 days after fertilization. The accuracy of urine pregnancy tests 12 to 14 days after sex is a little more variable.

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If I think I'm pregnant how soon can I take a pregnancy test?

If I think I'm pregnant how soon can I take a pregnancy test?

Need More Info: You can do a pregnancy test at home the day you miss your period. Sometimes, if it is a wanted pregnancy, without any risk factors it is best to wait a week in case it is just delayed menses. Stop alcohol and smoking and recreational drugs in the meantime.

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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