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Lupron Frozen Embryo Transfer
I was taking 10 units of 1 mg Lupron to start a frozen embryo transfer. I stopped it on 11/12 & have not had a period since 10/20.When will it return?
Lupron/period: Lupron is used to prepare for a new receptive site for an embryo transfer, and it is also used in cases of endometriosis to reduce scattered endometrial implants in the abdomen. Stopping Lupron will usually allow resumption of normal cycles in five to six weeks, but may take a bit longer. ...Read more
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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Depends: It depends on how long after transfer the test was done. Usually it's the rate of rise rather than any single level that's more important. ...Read more
Depends: On how long ago you were implanted. HCG levels are quite variable. If you have concerns, contact your fertility medicine doctor. If you develop severe pain or bleeding, call your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Very common: Usually after any vaginal examination or manipulation there can be a thin discharge for a few days. It usually clears up spontaneously. ...Read more
Not really: Is this a frozen embryo transfer embryos from donor egg? Bleeding can come from a lot of sources, sometimes the cervix instead of the uterus. Usually it is not associated with cramping. ...Read more
I had frozen embryo transfer on 1/28/2015 My 4th beta test showed 332 as HCG level. Is it good or bad?
Beta HCG level: Sometimes with embryo transfer, the implantation into the uterine wall is delayed, so the generation of beta HCG may be as well. Any level above 10 is associated with pregnancy, but "332" is low, and should be checked again in five to seven days, since the rise should be rapid. If bleeding or one sided pain occurs, see your healthcare provider immediately. ...Read more
What does a frozen embryo transfer entail? How much time off will I need to take from work? Are they less likely to implant?
Depends on freeze &: The doctor's/center's protocols. Vitrified embryos have a success rate equal to fresh in most of todays' programs; embryos frozen in the older 'slow freeze' method are roughly 1/2 as likely to result in pregnancy vs. Fresh. Time-off-work is less than with a fresh IVF cycle but can vary a lot form center to center. ...Read more
My wife transferred 2 blastocysts (frozen embryo transfer) 14 days ago. Today her HCG (first test) is 242, is that a healthy number?
Yes: That level is right about what you'd expect, so the number is normal. Congrats. ...Read more
I had a frozen embryo transfer on June 18. Today I took a home pregnancy and it was negative. Is there any chance I can be pregnant?
Not good: It's not a good sign, but you need to check with your RE. ...Read more
I have 11mm endometrium & FET is after 7days. It will grow further. What is the maximum endometrium thickness for frozen embryo transfer in IVF?
Perfect lining: I assume you will start Progesterone replacement soon as part of your protocol before your fet. Once Progesterone begins you will not see much growth (and possibly some thining) of the endometrial lining. Ideally you want the lining above 8 mm and triple line in appearance before start of the progesterone. There is no hard data on maximum thickness but some feel its around 18 mm. ...Read more
Doing a Frozen embryo transfer in 2 weeks can I get a tattoo 10 days before transfer? Will it effects results? Reputable/clean establishment.
NO: Not a great idea- do not take any unneeded chances. ...Read more
Hello, I did frozen embryo transfer on 15/06/13 with 5 days frozen embryos. On the 16/ 06/13 I was having whitish vaginal discharge. Is this normal?
Maybe: At our clinic, we have seen better success rates with a frozen embryo transfer, as opposed to a fresh transfer, because you do not want to put embryos back in a physiologically overstimulated cycle that you got them from. We are seeing up to a 30% higher pregnancy rate in FET over fresh transfers. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more
FET calendar: Making certain that your endometrium (uterine lining) is correctly prepared for when the embryo (s) are transferred. ...Read more
Unlikely: You mean natural cycle frozen embryo transfer with HCG used to trigger ovulation. There is no evidence that using HCG has additional benefits compared to awaiting natural lh surge and spontaneous ovulation. Hcg injection though may help with timing of frozen embryo transfer as compared to awaiting lh surge which may be missed or happen in an inconvenient day. ...Read more
Soon: Once the recipient is ready it can be implanted ...Read more
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Congratulations: That is your first positive pregnancy test. Get a repeat bHCG in 48 hrs and look for a doubling of the number. Good luck:-) ...Read more
I had a frozen embryo transfer with a five day blastocyst on March 20, 2015. When would my due date be?
December 6: If you got pregnant form the ET on d5 your expected due date is Dec. 6. Good wishes. ...Read more
Did frozen embryo transfer yesterday. Is it normal to have very mild cramps today? What could that mean?
Yes: Anytime you put something into the uterus it may cause cramping and often times spotting. ...Read more
Had ultrasound today after a frozen embryo transfer 3 weeks agoand showed nothing. My beta doubled in 48 hours. Should I be hopeful?
Yes: Ultrasound like all tests has a certain resolution so it pick up structures of a certain size but if the probe wasn't aimed at exactly the right place it would not detect the very small embryo. The chemical test on the other hand is looking for a functioning ball of tissue which is increasing in size which is what you reported. Now I wouldn't go out and drink a cuvée of bubbly yet but... ...Read more
Pregnancy post ET: It is not uncommon to have a little delay of starting a pregnancy after fresh or frozen et. But if you wait 2 weeks post transfer you should be able to tell. I have used tens before and after et according to the literature from china, and it seems to be increasing the pregnancy rate. If you are close to the ny area I suggest you schedule a consultation. ...Read more
Ask doctor: The best person to answer this is to ask the doctor you are working with ...Read more
Hopefully implantati: Brown discharge is usually a sign of old blood associated with the embryo implanting in the uterus. If the bleeding becomes bright red or the pain severe then you should contact your provider. ...Read more
I had my hysteroscopy to block tubes because of hydrosalphinx. How soon can I do frozen embryo transfer?
Cycle prep: Your reproductive endocrinologist will want to prep the lining of your uterus with hormones before embryo transfer. Each clinic has a very specific protocol of medications they use. So you'll have to check with them about how long of a hormonal prep they want to use for best success in their clinic. ...Read more
Had IVF frozen embryo transfer of 2 5 day embryos on Tues. Today I noticed some brown spotting? Should I be concerned?
No: If this is simple spotting it may simply be from the actual procedure. ...Read more
Can I have unprotected intercourse before frozen embryo transfer? Had endometrial scratch month ago due for FET next week
Ask: It is not likely that intercourse was restricted by your doctor. I notice you have asked a lot of questions regarding restrictions before your upcoming FET. Consider scheduling a visit to make sure you feel confident and fully informed as to how to process what will work and exactly how to prepare. This may help alleviate any anxiety that you feel about this upcoming procedure. Best of luck to you. ...Read more
If im 10 days post 5 day frozen embryo transfer and had a negative hpt does that means I have no chance of being pregnant?
What effect can endometriosis have on implantation after a frozen embryo transfer? Last lap. To remove endo was 12 months ago.
Unlikely: Endometriosis means endometrial tissue outside the normal place (uterus). The implantation is within the uterus where endometrium is supposed to exist. If the endometriosis causes hormonal imbalance that could affect your implantation indirectly, but it is best to ask your ob/gyn. ...Read more
When doing a frozen embryo transfer after taking two shots of methotrexate to treat an ectopic pregnacy? How long do you have to wait?
MTX metabolizes: With all due respect, mtx metabolites, have much more potency and take 2&1/2 months to dissipate. Be safe. Wait. ...Read more
I had a frozen embryo transfer yesterday! Can the embryo die straight after being put into the womb? Especially if you get up to quick?
Relax: Congrats on your et. There's no reason healthy embryo (s) would die right away, and 'getting up too quickly' isn't even on the list. Good luck! ...Read more
How many months do you have to wait to do a frozen embryo transfer after taking two shots of methotrexate to treat an ectopic pregnacy? ?
Two months.: Two, sometimes 2 & 1/2 months is needed to excrete the more active metabolites of mtx. ...Read more
Freezing is to mean turning liquid into solid form by lowering the temperature. Water begins to freeze at 32 degree f or 0 degree celsius. Freezing reduces the movement of the substance/object--solid. Also commonly used in daily communication--police says to a perpetraitor "freeze" and hopefully the bad boy/girl stays solid/still (just for fun :-)). Have ...Read more