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Doctor insights on: Period After Failed Ivf

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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Should I have a heavy period after failed ivf?

Should I have a heavy period after failed ivf?

Often yes: It's common to have a heavy period after ivf due to the thickened uterine lining that occurs with fertility drug stimulation. I'm sorry to hear it didn't work for you; most of my patients conceive on their first ivf cycle... ...Read more

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Is a late period normal after failed ivf?

Yes: It is due to remaining small follicles may continue grow after egg retrieval. These follicle may continue produce hormones to support your uterine lining, so your period may delayed. Natural cycle ivf or frozen embryo transfer cycles are less likely have delayed period. ...Read more

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How long after failed IVF will period start?

How long after failed IVF will period start?

Generally in 10 days: Since many clinics are doing day 5 or blastocyst transfers, pregnancy tests are done 9 days later. If negative, you should start bleeding around that time; and if you are on Progesterone supplementation, you will either breakthrough Progesterone or bleed within 3-5 of stopping it. Good luck. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What's your advice to eat after IVF to garantee better result and do you recommend a normal lifestyle or is it better to relax during this period?

What's your advice to eat after IVF to garantee better result and do you recommend a normal lifestyle or is it better to relax during this period?

Normal Balanced Life: Just be normal; eat healthy, take breaks at work and rest, take it easy at home and try to have a stress free life. Usually just a day or two rest after the embryo transfer is more than enough. At our center we do not recommend sex or lifting above 20 lbs until after the pregnancy test is performed (there is no medical evidence that this improves pregnancy rates but we recommend anyway). ...Read more

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After a failed IVF cycle when do you get your period?

After a failed IVF cycle when do you get your period?

Soon: Usually within 3-5 days of stopping medications. Sometimes it can take a little longer. Periods is usually a little heavier than normal as well. ...Read more

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Can you start IVF 2 right after first period of bfn of IVF 1?

Yes: If you still have frozen embryo, you may do FET immediately in the following cycle. If you do not have frozen embryo, you may also do mini ivf or natural cycle ivf immediately without break. ...Read more

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After failure IVF and stopping progesteron, when I can get period and how much time should I wait before trying another round ivf?

After failure IVF and stopping progesteron, when I can get period and how much time should I wait before trying another round ivf?

Soon, See Your REI: Your period should start soon after stopping progesterone, usually within a week. It is important after a failed ivf cycle to meet back with our re to discuss any improvements or changes for another cycle. Most people are able to try again with the following cycle. ...Read more

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I had failed IVF, tested negative, transfer was 1.5 month ago. I stopped drugs then too. Still had no withdraw bleeding or period. Why? Worried

I had failed IVF, tested negative, transfer was 1.5 month ago. I stopped drugs then too. Still had no withdraw bleeding or period. Why? Worried

Disappointing!: Hard to give a clear answer without any information about you (age, menstrual history, any dates or info about IVF cycle) but there can be many reasons for NOT starting after unsuccessful IVF that are not to worry about. Often in a fresh cycle there may be residual ovarian cysts that can delay cycle start. You should contact your IVF doctor for more information, good wishes. ...Read more

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Do period gets delayed due to ivf?

Do period gets delayed due to ivf?

Generally not: Generally, since the timing is so precise when you do ivf, most clinics will do blood pregnancy tests 9 days after a day 5 or blastocyst transfer. If implantation occurred, the test should be positive at that point. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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When would I start my period after doing ivf?

After progesterone: If the ivf is unsuccessful, it is likely the period will start between 2 weeks after retrieval and a within a week of when you stop the Progesterone supplements. ...Read more

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How long after failed IVF will my period come?

How long after failed IVF will my period come?

Within 1 to 5 days: Once you stop your meds you should start bleeding. If this does not happen within a few days of stopping your hormones please call your doctor. ...Read more

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After a failed IVF on 7/30/14 got my period on 8/18/14 worry now I'm still waiting for this month. If this normal?

IVF: It could be irregularity of your hormones from the IVF. But if you have been having unprotected sex, I would definitely do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Had 3 day IVF trans on 2/11 neg beta 2/22 discharge started 2/23 but only lasted about 3 days still no period what could be the cause?

Hormones?: Did you stop all your hormone medications?
I would call your ivf doctor as your period should have started within a few days of stopping your progesterone. Not getting a period with a negative pregnancy test is a cause for concern, . Recheck a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I am looking to start on a course for dhea after a failed ivf. Anything I should avoid during this period and how bad are the side effects?

Not much info: This is a controversal medication to use for fertility since its not available made by a commerical pharmaceutical company, you find it in health food stores or compounded. There are no good studies that show an improvement in pregnancy rates, and many mds around the country do not use it. ...Read more

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My first IVF attempt failed and was told to stop all medications. Will I get a normal period this time. Can I try from next cycly for 2nd attempt?

IVF protocol: Each IVF cycle is individually planned according to the patient's unique needs. The answer depends on what underlying problems you have the required IVF in the first place. Contact the fertility specialist managing your IVF and clarify the plans going forward. Good luck. ...Read more

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When do I expect my menses after a failed IVF cycle? All medications have been stopped and yet my period is not following.

When do I expect my menses after a failed IVF cycle? All medications have been stopped and yet my period is not following.

Usually on time: Generally the cycle will come 2-5 days after the Progesterone has been discontinued sometimes though the process may not happen as planned. At a minimum I would check another pregnancy test if the cycle doesn't start on time. Otherwise check with your provider for instructions. Good luck it's a tough process. ...Read more

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Ivf: took bcp for 10 days then stopped 4 days later my period started and I will have to start my injections but I'm on my period is that ok?

Yes, check with doc: It is very common to start fertility injections during the period. That being said, you need to address this question to your fertility doctor/clinic. ...Read more

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I am going to do ivf. I have starded decapeptil injection from 21 day after period. But this cycle haven, t started yet. (4 day delay)what to do?

Ultrasound & bld wrk: Decapeptyl may have thinned the lining very much that no menstrual blood came out. If ultrasound does not show a cyst or advenced follicle and your estrogen and fsh are low you can start your ivf cycle. ...Read more

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I went through IVF which failed in jan and I received my period on the 5th of jan, 2 days before my beta. It's now more than 10 days missed?

I went through IVF which failed in jan and I received my period on the 5th of jan, 2 days before my beta. It's now more than 10 days missed?

Not uncommon: While most women resume their normal menstrual cycles after infertility treatment, it is not uncommon for women to have an irregular cycle directly after. Sometimes, it may take some time for one's body to get adjusted back to normal after being exposed to various hormones, both exogenous (medication) and endogenous (produced by the ovary). However, if irregular cycle persists, notify physician. ...Read more

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05-12-12 I stopped my IVF medicines, "biochemical preg". My period came 10-12-12. I have been with my period for one month with pain. Is it normal?

05-12-12 I stopped my IVF medicines, "biochemical preg". My period came 10-12-12. I have been with my period for one month with pain. Is it normal?

IVF: It is normal to have a heavier as well as longer period after failed ivf or a miscarriage. However, bleeding for one month is too long. See your doctor for an evaluation and possible treatment to control the bleeding. ...Read more

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Do the period become irregular after going through IVF? I have a very regular 28/29 day cycle and doing IVF/PGD because of husband's genetic issue

Do the period become irregular after going through IVF? I have a very regular 28/29 day cycle and doing IVF/PGD because of husband's genetic issue

Possible: IVF is a very stressful process for most women. Stress can affect your menstrual pattern. In addition, IVF cycles are also associated with taking a lot of hormones that can temporarily affect your next 2 to 3 cycles. If cycles remain irregular after 3 months, please see your doctor. Good Luck! ...Read more

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I had uncusesful IVF cycle (transfer 5th November, stopped progesterone 19th November) but still didn't get any bleeding or period? Why could that be?

I had uncusesful IVF cycle (transfer 5th November, stopped progesterone 19th November) but still didn't get any bleeding or period? Why could that be?

No menses post ET: I'm not sure why you stopped prog two weeks post ET. I recommend pts continue till neg preg test. Firstly I recommend a blood preg test + prog, and if + with prog >20 mg/ml continue prog another week then stop. If neg stop prog. If you are not preg you probably haven't had a period due to hormonal values, Eventually hormones will fall and you'll get a period. ...Read more

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I am 10 days late of my 1st normal period after IVF failure. I need to ask how many days should I wait for my af to come &is their a chance of pregnanc?

Late AF After IVF: If you are still taking Progesterone that could delay the onset of menses. Ovarian cysts may also produce Progesterone which can delay your cycles. Check with your ivf nurse. ...Read more

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After failure ivf, I checked to see my ovulation but on da 12 after period I didn't do ovulation. Is it normal maybe due to stress. When ovulation occur?

Normal: After an ivf cycle it is common for the next month's ovulation to be delayed. All the medications that are given for the ivf cycle can take a few extra days to get out of your system before a new ovulation will start up. Ivf is also very stressful so that can play a part as well. I have had patients who conceived on their own the month after a failed ivf cycle. It can happen. ...Read more

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After an IVF procedure, how is it that you can still be pregnant but have a period? Would it be a semi normal period or the usual heavy one?

Not all: Not all bleeding is menstrual bleeding. Bleeding after ivf is not uncommon. Can be do to many factors. If you are pregnant via ivf and bleeding see your md asap. ...Read more