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Ivf transferred 3 embryos on day 3. Today is day 5 I'm still cramp bloated pressure. And very nauseated and dizzy and weak? Normal signs? Temp is 99.09

Ivf transferred 3 embryos on day 3. Today is day 5 I'm still cramp bloated pressure. And very nauseated and dizzy and weak? Normal signs? Temp is 99.09

DOn't worry, but: Your temp is entirely normal, and the rest of the complaints aren't unusual - but it stones like you feel 'sicker' than many. I strongly urge you to get off the web and call your ivf doctor this morning. We always want to hear from our patients, not have them asking anyone else. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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'm 5 wks with ivf pregnancy. I have endometriosis. I'm so bloated I look like I'm 9 months pregnant. Pain & Very uncomfortable. Why? How to fix it?

I'm 5 wks with ivf pregnancy. I have endometriosis. I'm so bloated I look like I'm 9 months pregnant. Pain & Very uncomfortable. Why? How to fix it?

Call your REI/MFM: If your REI doctors or your MFM doctors are not available, it would be wise and prudent to visit an ED where a gynecologist is available to evaluate you ASAP. ...Read more

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I had my ivf on 29 may with fet with two embroys. I am feeling mensus type cramping from last days. My stomach is bloated. Is it sign of pregnancy?

I had my ivf on 29 may with fet with two embroys. I am feeling mensus type cramping from last days. My stomach is bloated. Is it sign of pregnancy?

Not Sure: You will soon either be pregnant or get your period. The feelings could be a sign of early implantation or may be a sign of a period about to start. So unfortunately only a blood test will let you know ...Read more

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Hi doc, after my failed ivf, I had my period on 15nov, 2012.Its now 49 days without period and I keep testing neg with hpt. Pls what can I do. I av cramps? Sometimes I feel bloated and full of gas at night

Hi doc, after my failed ivf, I had my period on 15nov, 2012.Its now 49 days without period and I keep testing neg with hpt. Pls what can I do. I av cramps? Sometimes I feel bloated and full of gas at night

Have an evaluation: Often the stress of an ivf cycle or any fertility treatment can effect normal hormone production, resulting in delayed ovulation, and a late or missed period. An ultrasound would re-assure you that this is the case. Cramps may represent an impending menstrual flow. The gas is a red- herring that far from your ivf 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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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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I am cycle day 8 after a failed IVF but still bleeding light. Is this normal. Will my fertile days be the same this month? Can I have mtple follicles

I am cycle day 8 after a failed IVF but still bleeding light. Is this normal. Will my fertile days be the same this month? Can I have mtple follicles

See your RE: You need to see the doctor who did your ivf to evaluate the follicles which remain going into this next cycle. Generally, the number of days of fertility are the same, but the days that they occur may change. If you are going to try to conceive on your own this month, I recommend an ovulation predictor kid. They are quite accurate. You are still high risk and need to see your OB or re. ...Read more

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My 5 month old still gets up 2-3 times a night. Feel worn down and overwhelmed. No sex with wife since birth. Big impact on sex. Did IVF. Have 2 boys. Any advice for me and relationship?

My 5 month old still gets up 2-3 times a night. Feel worn down and overwhelmed. No sex with wife since birth. Big impact on sex. Did IVF. Have 2 boys. Any advice for me and relationship?

Sex when baby sleeps: First, work it out to have sex when the baby is asleep; its not spontaneous but it is what it is and better than no sex (and, you and your wife can learn to 'get right to the matter' quickly). Regarding the baby's sleep, its not uncommon. The issue is what is the cause: colic? intolerance of dirty diaper? You and your pediatrician should discuss and explore this issue. ...Read more

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I'm still bleeding 9 weeks after loop procedure can I still start my IVF next week?

Discuss with IVF doc: A leep procedure should not interfere with ivf. Ivf doctors are very picky though so you will need to check with the doctor to determine your specific plan of care. ...Read more

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I'm 31 and had 3 failed IVF, 15 eggs at retreival but only 4 fertilizing and stopping to grow to day 5.do I still have a chance?

IVF: Best to check with your fertility specialist, but if your embryos do not make do five on repeated attempts, you may want to consider genetic testing to see if you or your partner have an issue that may be causing this ...Read more

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I am on day 8 of an IVF cycle and yesterday I had 17 follicles, but today only 9. Is this normal? The ones that are still there are developing.

I am on day 8 of an IVF cycle and yesterday I had 17 follicles, but today only 9. Is this normal? The ones that are still there are developing.

Could be: Each cycle follicles are recruited and in if several have enough stimuli to reach critical size and could be harvested. Starting out with 17 and now with 8 indicates that the other follicles were never going to reach critical size even with the hormonal stimulation. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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If im gonna do IVF and I donate all my eggs the first time will I still have to pay to donate them and pay again for IVF when im ready the second time?

Hard to say: Best direct this question to your infertility provider. They will retrieve whatever eggs they can after the stimulation cycle. It is difficult to freeze eggs and have them survive. Frozen embryos have a better chance or survival. You might be able to use frozen embryos for a future cycle without having eggs retrieved again. Check with your provider. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had my tubes tied and burnt in 2008, can I do IVF and become pregnat still?

Yes: The 2 options would be getting the tubal "reversed" through a surgery, . ..However, ivf is the better option because it gives patients the highest chance of pregnancy in the shortest amount of time, and avoids a significant surgical procedure. Good luck. ...Read more

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9 days of IVF transfer what are the signs that the embryo still in the uterus?

Pregnancy tests: By that time unless you had a day 2-3 embryo transfer your pregnancy test should be positive in the blood. That would tell you whether implantation occurred. ...Read more

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Can I still get my IVF with an auto immune disorder?

Can I still get my IVF with an auto immune disorder?

Often yes: Many women with autoimmune disorders are successful with ivf. Get clearance from your rheumatologist and reproductive endocrinologist. Consider a consult, too, with a perinatologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I still do IVF with a 3.5 CM endometrioma? Is surgery necessary before I can try ivf?

Either way: Yes you can do ivf with a small endometrioma, but there might also be good reasons to remove it. Online you can only get a general answer like this, for more specifics you need to talk with a doctor who can discuss specifics of your case, pro and con. ...Read more

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I've had my tubes reversed and they blocked up, I've done IVF and still not prg, what would you suggest?

Other causes: You need to have a thorough evaluation to look for other causes of infertility. Having gone through ivf it is likely that you had a full evaluation prior to treatment. Also keep in mind that pregnancy with ivf is not 100%. Your age plays a role in determining success among other things. As long as you responded well to the meds and have good quality embryos, then you can try again. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is freezing eggs at age 33 still a good idea if considering IVF later? (At age 35-37) or would it be better just to wait?

Is freezing eggs at age 33 still a good idea if considering IVF later? (At age 35-37) or would it be better just to wait?

Fertility decline: Fertility declines with age. IVF pregnancy rates are 10% lower in women over age 35 (compared to women younger than 35) and even lower after 38 and so on. Egg freezing allows an improved outcome at an older age since eggs were produced from younger ovaries. ...Read more

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Day 17 after ivf. Still positive test. How long after bleeding stops will a test show up negative. Been bleeding for 5 days now but no clots.

Day 17 after ivf. Still positive test. How long after bleeding stops will a test show up negative. Been bleeding for 5 days now but no clots.

Pregnant or not?: If you are pregnant from ivf and you are bleeding does not mean that the pregnancy is destined to end. Please see your ivf doctor immediately. Bleeding can be due to lack of Progesterone (can be supplemented), bleeding can be due to cervical bleeding. Bleeding can be due to multiple gestation. There are many causes of bleeding. Unless your doctor confirmed that the pregnancy is not viable. ...Read more

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I want to try "mini-IVF". I'm 33 years old. I have two children--11y.o. and 3mo. Old. If "mini-IVF" doesn't work, can I still get pregnant later?

I want to try "mini-IVF". I'm 33 years old. I have two children--11y.o. and 3mo. Old. If "mini-IVF" doesn't work, can I still get pregnant later?

Depends: The answer depends on what the underlying cause of your infertility is. Since you have two children including a 3 month old it sounds like you have responded well to fertility treatment in the past. ...Read more

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During IVF in Dec13, I was put on prednisolone & gained 10kgs after & still gaining. Not able to lose any weight. How can I lose the stubborn kgs?

During IVF in Dec13, I was put on prednisolone & gained 10kgs after & still gaining. Not able to lose any weight. How can I lose the stubborn kgs?

Weight gain: Weight gain from medications seems to always be tough to lose. Our metabolism seems to slow a little more and we have to work even harder. Metabolically weight is simple use more calories than you take in. There is really no other way to do it. So you need to increase your output and decrease your input. Reasonable diets and exercise programs are key. Fads don't work long term. ...Read more

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If husband has hep, can I still undergo IVF treatment?

IVF and pregnancy: If he has hepatitis, you can still undergo treatment and conceive. Your chance of success with your own eggs are very low but you have an excellent chance of conceiving with an egg donor. It would still allow you to conceive with his sperm and the risk fortransmission to you or the fetus with the procedure is very low. ...Read more

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If you get your tubes tied, could you still have a baby with help from ivf?

Absolutely: Blocked tubes is the reason ivf was invented, and ivf is often a better approach than a surgical tubal ligation reversal. See a specialist (reproductive endocrinogy / infertility or rei md) who offers both options to assess your individual situation. Workup includes checking your partner's sperm (semen analysis) even if he's the father of your kids, and checking your egg supply. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am 44 with FSH levels of 51.4 and LH levels of 51.9. Can I still undergo IVF treatment?

I am 44 with FSH levels of 51.4 and LH levels of 51.9. Can I still undergo IVF treatment?

High FSH/LH: These levels indicate very low ovarian function and are usually seen only in menopause. This would indicate that the fertility specialists would have a difficult or impossible time in retrieving any eggs from your ovaries. Donor eggs are a possibility, but this requires exceptional efforts to ready your uterine lining for implantation. Consult an IVF specialist. They will have the answers. ...Read more

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Bleeding after IVF transfer, does it mean if I'm still pregnant?

Bleeding after IVF transfer, does it mean if I'm still pregnant?

Needs evaluation: Contact your fertility specialist and arrange follow up for evaluation and guidance. The management will depend on where you are in the process. ...Read more

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Hpt on day 10 say after IVF transfer it says negative could I still be preg?

Hpt on day 10 say after IVF transfer it says negative could I still be preg?

Unlikely but: Usually a home pregnancy test is positive by this point if you are pregnant but not always. You should follow your doctors instructions as to when he/she wants you in for bloodwork. ...Read more

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Hi I am about to start IVF but 8 years ago my tubes cut. Can I still do ivf?

After tubal ligation: After a tubal ligation the only way to become pregnant is to do IVF, or have your tubes reconnected. ...Read more

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I had IVF 14 days before and my blood test is after 3 days but still I am not getting any symtoms of pregancy is it means that IVF is failed?

IVF Failure?: Typically, the lab-performed quantitative HCG test is done at the 2-week post embryo transfer point. If negative at 17 days, it may well signify a failure on this cycle. At age 34, your eventual chances of achieving a live birth fall between 30-40% (may be higher at your center), so don't get discouraged. You may just need another cycle or two! ...Read more

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I had IVF on 1 April. On 10 April I had a positive blood at 29.2. Two days later still neg urine tests, is this normal? Should I not be higher level?

I had IVF on 1 April. On 10 April I had a positive blood at 29.2. Two days later still neg urine tests, is this normal? Should I not be higher level?

Repeat Blood Test...: You are only a few days pregnant. Urine test frequently won't turn positive until the HCG blood level is > 50. The only way to know what is going on is to repeat the blood level and see if the level is going up or down. It should increase by at least 50% in 48 hours. Its hard to wait but sometimes that is all you can do. Time is one of the best diagnostic tools there is. Best wishes! ...Read more

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If I'm in the second cycle and my hemorhagic cyst is still there and painful will they remove it by lap regardless of size? How long after can I do ivf

If I'm in the second cycle and my hemorhagic cyst is still there and painful will they remove it by lap regardless of size? How long after can I do ivf

Med vs Surg TX: Your options are medical treatment (oral contraceptives for a month or two) or surgery, but that depends if you are at risk for ovarian torsion which increases the larger it is (>5cm) and more painful it is. Typically an us can tell the difference. It will take you a couple of months to recover for ivf. ...Read more

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My partner HS hep c can we still do ivf?

My partner HS hep c can we still do ivf?

Absolutely!: Your embryos may need to be quarantined in a separate freezing tank if you have extra embryos or some programs may require them to be sent to a long term storage facility.

We also recommend a infectious disease clearance to assure he does not have an active infection which the embryo or you may be exposed to. ...Read more

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I'm bleeding with clots after IVF transfer, is the embryo still safe?

Hard to tell: Bleeding after the transfer or blood on the transfer catheter are not considered good signs. Still, many people will be pregnant even when blood is present. ...Read more

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If you only get 2 IVF treatments and fail can you still get pregnant in the future?

Possibly: At least one good quality study supports that eventual chance of success with ivf remains steady through 4 unsuccessful cycles, but does decline after that. However, as another doctor already replied, the chance of success of any ivf at age 47 is (unfortunately) a long-shot. ...Read more

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I am curious if husband has hep c, can I still undergo IVF treatment?

Yes and no: Depends on if you husband has active disease or not, if he is sick or not. Your infertility specialist should be able to determine if he qualifies. Depending on your situation you may or may not be able to freeze extra embryos. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Yepuri
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