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I'm having spotting after a failed IVF cycle, any chance that it was late implantation or am I just delusional?

I'm having spotting after a failed IVF cycle, any chance that it was late implantation or am I just delusional?

Unlikely: Its more likely that your hormonal levels are altered from the cycle and may cause this.

On the other hand, other possibilities include:

1. Undetected polyps
2. Rebound ovulation (earlier then usual)
3. Cervical trauma from the embryo transfer. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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Is it normal to have some spotting after 7 days of stim medication for ivf?

Is it normal to have some spotting after 7 days of stim medication for ivf?

No: That does not usually happen. Once and a while it an signify a polyp in the uterus. It is possible that if you did not respond well the uterine lining did not grow and was thin. Or it can happen when your hormones go up and then drop and the lining of the uterus sheds a bit. Sometimes it can occur for no reason. But it is not common. ...Read more

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What do small brown spotting after IVF means?

What do small brown spotting after IVF means?

Several things: Brown spotting after ivf could indicate a slightly traumatic embryo transfer, implantation bleeding, a viable cervix that bleeds easy, a possible early miscarriage; or if you are on Crinone (progesterone gel) Progesterone support, there is a increased risk of early bleeding that fortunately may not be related to a miscarriage. Good luck. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I did my fresh day three transfer 11 days ago. I'm suppose to go tomorrow for my blood but I see I am spotting. Does that mean the IVF didn't work?

I did my fresh day three transfer 11 days ago. I'm suppose to go tomorrow for my blood but I see I am spotting. Does that mean the IVF didn't work?

Be patient: Please be patient and wait for your pregnancy test tomorrow. Small spotting is extremely common and does not tell you 'yes' or 'no.' keep the test tomorrow, try not to worry, and good luck. ...Read more

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Did IVF and had my first ultrasound at 7 weeks 1 day die to spotting. The ultrasound shows baby at 6 weeks 5 days. Is this normal.?

Did IVF and had my first ultrasound at 7 weeks 1 day die to spotting. The ultrasound shows baby at 6 weeks 5 days. Is this normal.?

Yes: Congratulations! Ultrasound at this point is accurate within 4-5 days, so your results are consistent. ...Read more

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Ivf fresh Transfer on 12/15 and 1st beta was 490 on 12/26. I've had brownish spotting on & off with back pain and mild cramps for a few days. Normal?

Ivf fresh Transfer on 12/15 and 1st beta was 490 on 12/26. I've had brownish spotting on & off with back pain and mild cramps for a few days. Normal?

Repeat the BHCG: Since this was an IVF transfer you are probably already following closely with a doctor. Your doctor will want to repeat the BHCG to confirm a normal rise and then will schedule a sonogram to confirm pregnancy. Right now you will have to wait as it is too early to draw any conclusions ...Read more

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Today is the 3rd day I stopped my medicines after a failed IVF, but I didn't get my periods yet. Although I have spotting yesterday and today &bachache

Today is the 3rd day I stopped my medicines after a failed IVF, but I didn't get my periods yet. Although I have spotting yesterday and today &bachache

It takes time: Sometimes my patients will experience the symptoms of PMS but will not bleed. I have seen this take from as little as one cycle to come back to as much as 4 or 5 cycles. Be patient. Be proactive, clean up your diet, have blood building meats like chicken and lamb. Get acupuncture. Acupuncturists can also create wonderful herbal remedies to boost red blood cells and get your period back on track ...Read more

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I have been spotting for 2 months in between periods after a failed IVF cycle. I have a small cyst. Could it be the cause of the bleeding.

I have been spotting for 2 months in between periods after a failed IVF cycle. I have a small cyst. Could it be the cause of the bleeding.

Doubtful: The spotting is most likely due to hormonal variations. Your GYN should be monitoring your female hormone levels, thyroid function and prolactin levels. Small cysts rarely cause bleeding. ...Read more

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Day 3 IVF transfer, it is now day 12 & I have no bleeding or spotting. I took a hpt which read positive. Can progesterone give a hot a positive read?

Day 3 IVF transfer, it is now day 12 & I have no bleeding or spotting. I took a hpt which read positive. Can progesterone give a hot a positive read?

No. ..: Progesterone does not affect a urine or blood pregnancy test. There is a small chance of the HCG trigger shot before your retrieval still giving you a positive, but it's more likely that you're really pregnant. As you're 9 days post transfer talk to your clinic to arrange a blood pregnancy test. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have started estrogen patches today 9 days after an egg retrieval and 6 days after a egg transfer IVF I am experiencing spotting is this a normal si?

I have started estrogen patches today 9 days after an egg retrieval and 6 days after a egg transfer IVF I am experiencing spotting is this a normal si?

Yes: It is not uncommon for a patient to have spotting when straying hormonal treatment. Usually this will resolve with time. If you are cramping and spotting then something else could be occurring. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Had a hysteroscopy on Thursday (day 6 of my cycle) to prepare for IVF. My period should be over but I've been spotting ever since. Is this normal?

Had a hysteroscopy on Thursday (day 6 of my cycle) to prepare for IVF. My period should be over but I've been spotting ever since. Is this normal?

Hysteroscopy: This is not uncommon. The spotting may be related to the procedure itself. I recommend that you check in with your physician who performed the procedure. They may wish to examine you in the interim. ...Read more

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I'm 14 days post egg transfer, had brown spotting about 4 days after transfer, got headaches, back pain, but nothing else, could the IVF have failed.

I'm 14 days post egg transfer, had brown spotting about 4 days after transfer, got headaches, back pain, but nothing else, could the IVF have failed.

Check for pregnancy: A pregnancy test is needed to confirm presence or absence of a pregnancy after an embryo transfer. Pregnancy test can be performed as early as 14 days after egg retrieval in fresh IVF cycles. ...Read more

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I started spotting with brown/pink blood when I checked my cervix on day 25 and 26...day 27 had reddish blood though not heavy so started taking the pill as im due to start ivf this month. Since then ive had a pad on and only 2-3 inches cover with dark br

I started spotting with brown/pink blood when I checked my cervix on day 25 and 26...day 27 had reddish blood though not heavy so started taking the pill as im due to start ivf this month. Since then ive had a pad on and only 2-3 inches cover with dark br

Irregular bleeding: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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It is 11 days after my egg transfer with IVF I am using crinone (progesterone gel) cream and today I have started spotting. It is brownish in colour, is this a bad sign.

It is 11 days after my egg transfer with IVF I am using crinone (progesterone gel) cream and today I have started spotting. It is brownish in colour, is this a bad sign.

No: Brownish spotting can be associated with implantation bleeding when a healthy embryo attaches to the uterine wall. The best way to tell how things are going right now is with "serial beta-hcg" hormone levels. ...Read more

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I stoped using pogestron gel two days ago due to a failed IVF now im spotting could I still be pregnant?

I stoped using pogestron gel two days ago due to a failed IVF now im spotting could I still be pregnant?

Doubt it: Stopping Progesterone will start a menstrual cycle if a pregnancy is not present. Make sure that the beta HCG serum test is negative. If it is negative then there is no pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'd IVF 2 months ago with -ve result. A month after, I got my mens. This current month, I had spotting twice in 1 week gap. Is it pregnancy?

I'd IVF 2 months ago with -ve result. A month after, I got my mens. This current month, I had spotting twice in 1 week gap. Is it pregnancy?

Take a test!: Over the counter pregnancy tests are very accurate. So start there. If your test is negative, then I would see your Fertility Doc for an ultrasound to make sure that you haven't developed a cyst or a polyp. It's probably just your hormones getting normalized, but sometimes the fertility medications can stimulate things to grow that weren't there before. Good luck! ...Read more

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Had a negative pregnancy result after and IVF and still no spotting or period, what could be responsible, or is the blood test wrong?

Trust 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. ...Read more

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I m 5wk pregnant IVF &had slight spotting yesterday. Taking gestone & crinone (progesterone gel) as progestrone is 14.3 only. Is it normal to have spotting?

Maybe: Generally Progesterone levels should be very high in early pregnancy and over 100 is not uncommon. With twins it should be higher. The fact that it is 9.1 is probably not a good sign and may suggest that you are miscarrying. The best way to tell what is happening is to get an ultrasound. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had ivf, had 2 eggs implanted successfully, 2 days after period day blood test was negative. Feeling cramps, nausea, white spotting. Am I pregnant?

I had ivf, had 2 eggs implanted successfully, 2 days after period day blood test was negative. Feeling cramps, nausea, white spotting. Am I pregnant?

No: Not sure what you mean. 2 embryos were placed in but that does not mean they implanted. If the pregnancy test was negative then that means the embryos never implanted and you are not pregnant. Likely the symptoms are from a period about to begin. ...Read more

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40y/o hx of CRC, PCOS, IVF, HNPCC-. Cyclic heavy bleeding (~3day clots) since mense returned 6mo ago after stopping breastfeeding. Spotting & dark bloody mucus b/w periods. Shortened cycle length & prolonged (12d+) bleeding. FSH 10.3. Is it normal?

40y/o hx of CRC, PCOS, IVF, HNPCC-. Cyclic heavy bleeding (~3day clots) since mense returned 6mo ago after stopping breastfeeding. Spotting & dark bloody mucus b/w periods. Shortened cycle length & prolonged (12d+) bleeding. FSH 10.3. Is it normal?

Short cycle/bleeding: At 40, and with an FSH of 10.3, the ovaries are requiring almost a menopausal level of FSH to ovulate a mature egg, which also creates a much higher level of estrogen, making the lining of the uterus thicken, which causes heavier periods. The cycle is shortened because you are ovulating at day 7-8 instead of day 14 or 15, so your periods will occur at day 21 or so. ...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