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It is normal to have spotting and cramps days after embryo transfer?

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. 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


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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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On day 11 after embryo transfer did a htp test shows negative had previously on day 7 and 9 had noticed very small pinky spotting whats going on?

On day 11 after embryo transfer did a htp test shows negative had previously on day 7 and 9 had noticed very small pinky spotting whats going on?

Wait and see: After IVF treatment it is important to keep your follow up with your specialists. The next step is to wait and see if the treatment was successful and if the pregnancy established. Typically Fertility specialists recommend a blood BHCG 2 weeks after ...Read more

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Is cramp under the belly after embryo transfer in IVF a good sign?

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

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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8 days post embryo transfer spotting cramping is it ok to walk around?

Yes: Contrary to what many people believe, there is no need for bed rest after embryo transfer. Walking is perfectly fine after the embryo transfer procedure, even if you are spotting/cramping. Though your symptoms don't sound good, it's still possible you are pregnant. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am at my 7 days after embryo transfer and see no signs of pregnancy - is this normal?

I am at my 7 days after embryo transfer and see no signs of pregnancy - is this normal?

Yes: The pregnancy test will just start turning positive about now. There isn't any connection to the mothers blood stream until implanatation. So no positive test or other signs are possible before that time. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more


Embryo (Definition)

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