Symptoms after embryo transfer: most common positive signs

The symptoms to expect after IVF embryo transfer may vary from woman to woman. If pregnancy occurs, the patient may start feeling positive embryo implantation signs from the 8th day post transfer onwards. However, a woman can feel no symptoms at all but have become pregnant anyways, which would mean the treatment has been successful.

Embryo Transfer (ET) is a simple, painless procedure which consists in placing the embryo(s) in the patient’s uterus. The only thing to consider is attending the doctor’s office with an almost full bladder. This will make it easier for the cannula transfer to be monitored by ultrasound scan.

The various sections of this article are assembled in the following table of contents.

When to expect symptoms

After an IVF cycle, what follows is a period known as two-week wait, commonly abbreviated as 2WW or TWW. As the name suggests, it is a time period of 15 days during which embryo implantation is expected to occur. If pregnancy takes place—the levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)—the pregnancy hormone, will start rising.

Surviving this stage can be tough for some couples, as they are expecting their treatment to be successful and therefore early pregnancy symptoms to show up. But at the same time, by taking a pregnancy test too early, you put yourself at risk of getting a false negative result, as your hCG levels may not be enough to be detectable yet.

Should the transfer be done on day 5 (i.e. blastocyst embryo transfer), women can take a pregnancy test earlier than in cases when the embryo is transferred on day 3. This is because the beta-hCG hormone is detectable from the 14th day after fertilization, so the sooner the transfer is done, the longer the waiting period.

In humans, a fertilized ovum is most likely to adhere to the wall of the uterus about 8 to 9 days after ovulation. Nonetheless, this period depends on each woman and can range between 6 and 12 days. For an IVF cycle to be successful, the interaction of two elements is of utmost importance:

From the 8th day onwards, a woman may start feeling common implantation daily symptoms in case it has occurred, which can include nausea or morning sickness, food aversions and taste changes, breast tenderness, a slight rise in body temperature, missed period, and a rise in basal body temperature.

It should be taken into account that each woman may experience the beginning and course of pregnancy differently. This means that some may feel all the above listed signs, while others just a few of them, or no symptom at all. In some cases, early pregnancy symptoms just come and go, without it being a warning sign in principle.

Post embryo transfer symptoms

Patients who undergo IVF, with or without ICSI, should take additional supplements of progesterone to sustain their endometrial lining. Because of that, it is not possible to know whether the patient feels these symptoms because of an actual pregnancy or as a side effect of progesterone supplements.

This hormonal treatment may trigger pregnancy-like physical symptoms even if the treatment is not successful in the end. Women are likely to notice the following signs, whether embryo implantation has taken place or not:

  • Abnormal vaginal discharge: It usually appears during the first days after embryo transfer due to the woman’s elevated hormonal levels after having taken progesterone vaginally. It can be just a spotting with more or less dark brown blood.
  • Breast changes: It is not uncommon to notice that your breasts become harder, softer, or more swollen than normal. In addition, you may notice some kind of tickle all around your nipples, and that your areolas have become darker.
  • Fatigue: It is due to an increased level of progesterone in your body. With natural pregnancy, this hormone increases its concentration gradually in order to sustain the uterine lining, which is where embryo implantation takes place.
  • Nausea: It is due to the hormonal increase which takes place within the woman’s body. Nausea is indeed a typical pregnancy symptom, although not every woman presents it.
  • Constant urge to urinate: It is due to the hCG hormone. Many women undergoing this treatment inject themselves hCG shots after the transfer in order to help sustain the pregnancy in case it occurs. It may be caused by a real pregnancy or as a consequence of the injections.
  • Absence of menstruation: Your period is expected to show up approximately 14 days after the embryo transfer.

Although they are almost unimportant and less frequent, the following symptoms may also appear: insomnia, loss of appetite or desire to eat, constipation, bloating, twitches around the inner thighs, etc. Should these symptoms prevent you from leading a normal lifestyle, do not hesitate to see your doctor in order to deal with them properly.

When to be concerned after ET

An ectopic pregnancy is one of the most warning factors affecting IVF outcomes. The incidence of ectopic pregnancy is estimated to range from 1 to 3% for in vitro fertilization cycles. It is not only a cause for miscarriage after IVF, but one of the most dangerous complications derived from it.

Ectopic pregnancies occur when the embryo adheres to a part of the female reproductive system other than the uterus. Although the most common site is the Fallopian tube, it can implant to the ovary, cervix or any other part in the abdominal cavity.

The following is a list with the concerning signs and symptoms to look after, which tend to appear between weeks 5 and 14 after confirming a pregnancy:

  • Pain: It is probably the main indicator, and usually appears in the form of cramping, similar to that caused by the PMS (premenstrual syndrome). Abdominal pain may appear as well.
  • Bleeding: It is a side effect of the hormonal stimulation of the uterine cells that grow, regardless of whether the embryo is developing. It can be a heavy bleeding or a very light one.
  • Signs of pregnancy: As hormonal changes occur as in any other intrauterine pregnancy. Normal symptoms include breast tenderness or a missed period.
  • Shoulder pain: Caused by bleeding from the end of the tube, whether it is already ruptured or not. Often, women feel it while lying down.
  • Sickness: Vomiting, diarrhea, etc. are likely to occur, as if the woman had a gastrointestinal disease.

If undetected, the embryo will continue to grow inside the tube, which eventually can tear the tube and result in excessive intra-abdominal bleeding. Signs of a ruptured tube can include: shock or collapse, increased heart rate, dizziness, pastiness, etc.

An ectopic pregnancy can be diagnosed by tracking the rate of rise in blood levels of the beta-hCG hormone and a pelvic vaginal ultrasound. Usually, hCG levels doubling every 2-3 days throughout the first nine to ten weeks is a reassuring indicator. A slower rate commonly suggests a potential miscarriage.

For more information, please visit the following article: What is an ectopic pregnancy?

FAQs from users

Which symptoms can be considered “bad” signs after embryo transfer?

After an embryo transfer, women are advised to visit the fertility clinic again if they feel any of the following symptoms, which are considered to be negative:

  • A heavy, period-like bleeding appears within 14 days, especially in cases of frozen embryo transfer.
  • A severe, persistent abdominal pain.
  • Your general state of health gets worse with symptoms such as flu-like general pain, migraine, fever, etc.

At the doctor’s office you will undergo any tests required in order to determine what is causing these unusual symptoms after the embryo transfer. There, you will be provided with the most suitable treatment for your particular case.

What are the most common symptoms after embryo transfer with donor eggs?

When a woman conceives with donor eggs, the symptoms she is expected to feel in case of a successful outcome are those of any other natural pregnancy. The only difference may be due to the side effects derived from the fertility drugs recipients should take for endometrial preparation.

The following post may provide you with further information: Early pregnancy signs after donor-egg IVF.

Is it normal to notice flu-like symptoms after embryo transfer?

Experiencing cold-like symptoms and a stuffy nose is a common post embryo transfer symptom, actually. This phenomenon is commonly known as “IVF cold”, and includes sneezing, nasal congestion and even coughing. As other symptoms, IVF colds are caused by changing hormone levels, whether you become pregnant or not. In fact, women taking birth control pills or undergoing hormone replacement therapy are likely to feel them too.

I have zero symptoms but got a BFP, is that normal?

Yes, symptoms are not an essential requirement for IVF to be successful. As explained earlier, it varies on a case-by-case basis. A woman not feeling common symptoms may get a positive pregnancy test (commonly referred to as BFP or Big Fat Positive), while others noticing every symptom listed above may end up not being pregnant.

How likely am I to have OHSS symptoms after embryo transfer?

It is estimated that 5% of women will develop mild symptoms of OHSS in IVF treatment, while the incidence of severe OHSS is less than 1%. Common symptoms include: pain, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal distension, etc.

You can find more details on this side effect of ovarian stimulation here: Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS).

I’m feeling thrush symptoms after embryo transfer, what is the cause?

In some cases, fertility specialists prescribe antibiotics prior to embryo transfer in order to prevent the presence of bacteria and other organisms to interfere with IVF outcomes. The use of antibiotics can cause women to develop candidiasis (vaginal yeast infection), as they can change the balance of those “good” microorganisms which help keep a healthy vaginal environment.

Nevertheless, there is no scientific proof that taking antibiotics improves the outcomes of IVF embryo transfers, so women who are prone to yeast infections should consider the use of antibiotics as just a preventive measure.

What are the common symptoms after embryo transfer if you get pregnant with twins?

When a woman is pregnant with twins, her beta-hCG levels are considerably more elevated than those of singleton pregnancies. Also, she might experience exaggerated pregnancy symptoms, yet it depends on each woman, as explained above.

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    Nessuno

    I did a Pregnancy Test after 3 weeks of embryo transfer and it showed negative, but the Doctor says I should come back after 2 weeks for another test. Please, is it possible to be positive then?

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      Virginie SinapininviTRA's Moderator

      Normally, you should wait 15-17 days after the embryo transfer to do a pregnancy test and it should be reliable at this time. You did it after 3 weeks so, there is no lots of chances that it turns positive after 2 more weeks which will be 5 weeks after the embryo transfer (it is very rare).

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        Pretti

        I had my embryo transfer on day 11th of this month. I have been told to wait for 14 days for pregnancy test. After reading all your posts, just curious because from today I have on and off abdominal pain on my right side later in the night. I am on endometrium tablets twice daily as well. Should I be worried?

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          Diya

          Hello,

          I had my FET on 23rd July 2016 and today is the 6th day after ET. I don’t have any symptoms and I’m worried. Just want to be sure that is it possible to have no signs at all and you can be pregnant.

          My Beta-hCG is on 6th August.

          Thank you.

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          rajhi

          Sir, I had an IVF w donor eggs transfer and after 3days I have stomach pain on the left side. Please suggest what can be the causes.

          • avatar
            Sandra F.Fertility counselor

            Hello rajhi,

            3 days it’s too early for pregnancy symptoms to show… The stomach pain you’re noticing is caused by the medications you’ve taken for endometrial preparation. As long as it’s not too severe, it’s considered to be a normal symptoms after an embryo transfer, so do not worry.

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            mohd

            My wife had ET on 21 Sep,no sign still any idea what is the out come

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          iman

          So r u pregnant?? Same happening with me

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        Julia Kyaw

        I’m 27 and my husband is 40. Although we do not find any abnormal cases in both of us, we haven’t got a child even though we’ve been married for 1 year and 9 months. The doctor said unexplained infertility. Me and hubby decided to undergo IVF. My ET was done 5 days ago and I do not find any bleeding. But I feel pain in my breasts and breasts becoming bigger. I get sore throats and headache. Sometimes I feel like I have fever. I feel cold easily. Are these the symptoms of successful implantation? I’m feeling so excited and worried.

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          Jasbi

          These can be the mimics of the progesterone you are taking in during and post transfer.

          The genuine indicator of a successful implantation is implantation spotting with a coloured discharge/spot.

          The rest of symptoms cannot assure implantation has occurred.

          Even a ET with NO indication can turn to a pregnancy… so don’t give pressure to your body thinking tooo much… just chill and wait for the right time.

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            Eve Dsouza

            Hi… i got my FET on 28th of April 2017… 4 days now post transfer… all these days i had severe lower stomach pain and sticky brown discharge… im worried as is this normal. I did pregnancy test on day 3 post transfer and it came negative.

            No other symptoms i have… what will it be?

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      Denise

      Hi, I’m new to this site. I’m doing an IVF cycle and I just had an embryo transfer done on June 5th and June 17. I’ll be tested for pregnancy but I want to know if is it normal now to have cramping and light brownish pinkish with lil bit red like period only when I wiped, and if my period come should I be worried?

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        Jen Jag

        Hi Denise,

        I had a FET 1st July. Did a test on 13th day and got a BFN but was instructed to test on the 17th July. I just can’t wait.. I’m so nervous now, I can’t get any pregnancy symptoms apart from cramping, bloating and twinges. I don’t know if that’s because of Progesterone supplements. I don’t think I can make it… 🙁 So upset this time… I’m scared to test tomorrow…

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          John

          Hi,
          I’m new to this blog but my wife had an embryo transfer 2 weeks ago & did a test this morning which came out as negative. Our local early pregnancy unit has advised to wait another 7 days to retest. They said it’s too soon & not to use a clearblue tester as they cause a lot of unnessasary heartache. Buy a cheap test out your pharmacy as there more reliable. Good luck x

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            Nelly

            I had a 3-day ET on 9/6 2017. I did Hcg test on 21/6 and got 2.
            I still have cramps and lower abdominal pain.
            Can i still be pregnant?

          • avatar
            Sandra F.Fertility counselor

            Hello Nelly,

            I don’t understand what do you mean by “2”, is it the value of your beta-hCG test?

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      Clementina E

      I just did pregnancy test after two weeks of embryo transfer and it was negative. My doctor said I should repeat the test after one week,is it possible to get a positive result?

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        Karol

        Hi Clementina,
        I am 10 days post FET and did home pregnancy test this morning, it was negative! It is my second ICSI attempt. I am terribly disappointed. I have my blood test on Monday but have no symptoms and don’t hold out much hope. I know that it is possible but it is safer for me to start dealing with the disappointment. I have one FE left and intend to go again as soon as possible. I am tired of the meds, the weight gain and the emotional roller coaster but don’t want to give up.
        I wish you luck and really hope that it works out for you,
        Karol

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          Zini

          Hi Karol, any updates about your situation above. Sounds similar to mine. I need something to give me hope, my test is on Monday.

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            win

            Hi,
            I had my ovulation 14 days ago. Did Fet 8 days ago. Today noticed slightly brown or pink discharge. My pregnancy test due on 4th October. Really sad that I am getting periods.

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    nehal

    Hi!

    wondering if anyone can help me understand my body. I just had 2 embryos transferred from frozen 5 days ago and noticed on day 4 slight brown mucus discharge? I have had lots of cramping and period like pain and I’m really worried that I’m going to start bleeding any minute due to take preg test on the 19th (12 days from transfer day). Not too sure what this discharge means… can anybody help me?

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      That slight brown mucus discharge may be due to embryo implantation, a process which is called implantation bleeding. It occurs among some women and indicates that the embryo has implanted within the uterus. In other words, that pregnancy has occurred. It may be due as well to a slight discharge or spotting that is produced after the transfer itself.

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        Joanne donald

        Hi, I got my embryo transfer 2 days ago. This morning when I got up I had a brown mucus when I went to toilet and I’m a wee bit itchy also down there. I got two eggs transferred as they were of slightly poor quality on day five. I also have a slight pain in my left upper thigh and ovary. Do you think these are signs my period is starting or and therefore I’m not pregnant or that the eggs are embedding themselves? If I get a full on period today I take it that means it has not worked?

        • avatar
          Sandra F.Fertility counselor

          The slight brown mucus or discharge may be due to the embryo transfer catheter, because it may have touched the uterine fundus. Provided that its color is brown, it indicates that it’s “old” blood, which means it’s not an active bleeding. In other words, that it’s not important and there’s is no reason to panic.

          The discomfort you are feeling in your ovaries is totally normal after performing an ET. It’s due to the hormone medications you’re taking for the treatment. It means neither your period is about to start nor it didn’t work.

          As regards having 2 slight quality embryos transferred, there’s no problem. Specialists do this so that at least one of them implants to the uterus. Thus, you have chances of getting pregnant even though the transferred embryos were not of optimal quality.

          In conclusion, the only way you can clear all your doubts is by taking a pregnancy test. But I’m afraid you should be patient during the two-week wait and do the test after 15 days. Otherwise, the result may be a false negative.

          Best regards!

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            Tintswalo

            Hi! Sandra i’m 34yrs, i did my 2 frozen embryo on the 27th june 2017. My Dr recommended a beta test on the 6th july, which i did, the result comes back positive with 259. On the 10th of july we repeat the test which i will collect them on the 13th. My worry is that on the 11 i have experienced some bleeding. It was not heavy like my normal period but it was red and pain feels like my period pain, i’m so worried please help me. Im using crinone 8%

          • avatar
            Sandra F.Fertility counselor

            Dear Tintswalo,

            My advice is that you wait for the result of your last beta-hCG test on the 13th of July. The symptoms you’re experiencing might be due to embryo implantation or due to the medications you’ve been taking for the transfer. We won’t be able to find it out until you get the results of the test.

            Best of luck!

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        Brooke murray

        Hi. I am one day out from my two week wait after my 2-embryo transfer. I have no signs of bleeding or spotting, I am feeling good. But I just did a pregnancy test and it came back negative. I am freaking out now that it hasn’t worked!

        • avatar
          Sandra F.Fertility counselor

          Hello Brooke,

          If it’s day 16th after the embryo transfer and you got a negative result, I’m afraid it is a negative result indeed. Beta hCG levels are trustable 15 days after the ET.

          I’m really sorry for you

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          PIX

          Hi,

          Anyone able to put my mind at ease, please? This is my second time at IVF. I had a beautiful boy on the first attempt and frozen embroys stored. I had two frozen embryos transferred on 30th Nov, I’m due to do my pregnancy test on Sunday morning, however i couldn’t resist as im having lots of symptoms so I did a test yestarday as I was going out of my mind although it wasn’t clear at all as one line was pronounced and the other one slightly faded so on looking I guess it wasn’t sure? Will a few more days make that difference? When doing the test the hospital gave me? I know I have a son already so I’m super lucky but we’ve put everthing into this second attempt and I’m going out of my mind with this 2-week wait thing. If i do the test today or tomorrow will this make a huge difference?

          • avatar
            Sandra F.Fertility counselor

            Hello,

            I guess what you meant is that you did it on 30th October?

            Thank you for getting involved

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            PIX

            Hi, yes I did. Thanks for picking me up on that, my brain’s all over the place. Yes, on October 2015 was the ET. Pregnacy test date: 15th November. I’ve had no bleeding at all but saw boobs, tight feeling inside tummy, but swollen tummy bloated really, no apetite and increased thirst. All those symptoms could be due to the meds or all being well a positive? Just really need to know if a few days early doing the test would make a difference to the results?

          • avatar
            Sandra F.Fertility counselor

            Hello PIX,

            If you take the test now the result will be accurate enough, too. But ideally you should do it on Nov, 15th to be totally sure.

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          JM08

          I’m new with this IVF. I keep on testing my urine everyday after my embryo transfer, I must be too excited I guess. And I tested positive on urine pregnancy test only after 8 days.

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          Tintswalo

          Hi! Sandra is tintswalo here i went to collect my second betta test onthe 13th it was 2025, i also did HPT it was positive im so happy as it is my second ivf the first one failed. I will to my first sorna on monday 31st, good luck guys

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      Kellie cronin

      Hi, can anyone help me? I have 1 embryo transferred on Thursday after a frozen cycle and I am having dark brown discharge and really bad pain and shooting pains up my front. The doc said it could be all to do with the gel I have to insert everyday but I am very worried that it’s not working…

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      Zoe

      You can expect good news

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    vana gonzales

    Hi. I did a 2-embryo transfer on July 22, which was a 5 day. I have been having my legs hurting like I’m going to start my period. It’s that normal?

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      When the embryo implants itself to the endometrium, beta hCG hormone levels found in the woman’s organism increase. Such hormone levels may cause different symptoms such as nuisance, exhaustion, mild pain, nausea… For this reason, maybe your legs hurt because of the hormonal imbalance your body is experiencing due to pregnancy. Nevertheless, in case you’re not pregnant, it may be just a menstrual symptom indicating that your period is about to start (in case embryo implantation hasn’t occurred) or it may be just a symptom of the anxiety you feel because of the transfer and the possibility of being pregnant.

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        Tamzy

        Hi, my sister has just done her 3rd ICSI cycle and has had double embryo transfer. It’s been 5 days since her ET and has been feeling tender swollen breast and pain on her right side of breast. She saw slight brown discharge on day 2 after ET and since then she felt tired, is this a sign of implantation? Because today is day 6 after her ET and she feels fine and pain in breast has subsided. Could this be it hasn’t worked? She’s worried that it hasn’t worked…

        • avatar
          Sandra F.Fertility counselor

          Dear Tamzy,

          As you said, this could be implantation symptoms, but it also may be signs that your period is about to start. Maybe she’s pregnant, but I’m afraid the only way she can find out a reliable answer is by taking a pregnancy test, which can be done only after the two-week wait (TWW).

          Best of luck!

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    Shirley Soriano

    Hi please… kindly if what are the symptoms of ICSI success pregnancy… I’m in stage of 5 days past blastocyst and 6 days transfer now in my 5 days I have too much headache, left side pain and I’m feeling crumb in my uterus and a little pain in my inside part when I’m standing. It’s my 4th trial of ICSI and I’m praying this will be good news now.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      If ICSI has been successful and therefore pregnancy’s been achieved, you are likely to notice typical pregnancy symptoms, mainly due to an increase in your levels of beta hCG hormone (human chorionic gonadotropin). Typical symptoms include, among others: nausea, exhaustion, discomfort, swelling, etc. The symptoms you’ve mentioned are unusual though, but there’s no reason for worrying since they are not severe or strange. Therefore, perhaps they are just embryo implantation symptoms. For further information, I recommend you to read the following post: http://www.invitra.com/embryo-implantation-symptoms/

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    Lily Gudino

    Hi, I had my transfer on Sunday and it was a day 5 transfer… I am feeling lots of cramping more today than the first few days! Today I woke up under the weather, not wanting to do anything… I find myself trying to find answers for any little symptom I get and trying not to play mind games! Ugh but the waiting is a torture! Took the week off work not to stress but find myself a little anxious! I just pray I have a positive test on Tuesday since is my second time around with IVF.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Lily,

      There are chances for you being pregnant. In fact, the pain you’ve been feeling ever since may be due to embryo implantation symptoms. However, I’m afraid you’ll have to respect the two-week wait (2WW) and then take a pregnancy test. Therefore, by the moment just continue with the medication and any indication given by your physician until then.

      You can share any doubts or queries you wish in our forum about embryo transfer: http://www.invitra.com/forums/forum/assisted-reproductive-technology/embryo-transfer/

      Good luck!

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        Leeanne

        I had IVF done. Embryos were transferred on day 4 but quality was not good at all. Embryo only split into two. I’m now starting to feel menstrual cramps only doing hCG test on 31.

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          Rosalind

          Hi,
          I had my embryo transfer put back in yesterday. I just want to know if it is normal to have been sick this morning after some breakfast?
          I am a first time mum so all very new to me
          Thanks

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    factitious miz

    Hi,

    Actually my aunt is going through the IVF treatment. It’s been 4 days after embryo transfer. She is suffering from back pain and her body remains hot. Also she had severe constipation but that was handled after the medicine the doctor recommended. I want to know why is her back aching so much and her body temperature is high.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello,

      High body temperature is not a common symtom after embryo transfer. However, apparently is not an alarming symptom, so first of all she should stay calm. Maybe it’s due to the medication, but she should visit her doctor in order to erase any doubt.

      Hope she feels better soon.

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      Zoe

      Early signs of pregnancy

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      Madhavipradhaan

      After insertion of the embryo I felt a strong need for urination at once. After that, I have been constantly needing to urinate. It does not cause any harm?

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    rekha

    Hi,

    I’ve undergone IVF and it’s 6th day of embryo transfer and I’m feeling a slightly pain near my abdomen, is this normal? I’m very tensed and waiting for 2 weeks is a torture.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Dear rekha,

      There is no reason to worry as feeling some abdominal pain after embryo transfer is a completely normal symptom. My advice is that you should relax, continue with you normal lifestyle and keeping your mind otherwise occupied, since high stress level aren’t helpful at all.

      Wishing you the best of luck 😉

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        Umbreen

        Hi Doctor,

        I had my 2nd embryo transferred today. My doctor prescribed me to continue the Estrace pills and progesterone. But I got Estrace from pharmacy and it says that in pregnancy it’s harmful to take it or if you are trying to get pregnant in both cases it’s harmful, but my doctor said to continue it until the pregnancy test and after it if it’s positive.

        Please advice if taking Estrace is OK after having had the embryo transferred,

        Thanks

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      Beverley

      I had 2 embryos transferred on 11th May. i agree that 2 week wait was a nightmare seemed to really drag, i occupied myself and carried on as normal but rested as well. i went on Monday this week 22nd for the blood test and then waited patiently watching the clock that seemed to drag more those few hrs than the 2ww. I got the call 3.30pm yesterday n we positive. Don’t give up hope! i will be happier once I’ve reach the 12week mark, better still getting through the 9 months. This time last yr I was nursing my mother who was terminally ill. She had celebrated their golden wedding on 21st May last yr, then sadly 2 days after my 2nd wedding anniversary she passed away, she had given me a financial gift before she died and we’ll we decided to try fertility so this is her gift to us and to find we pregnant day after what would’ve been their 51st wedding anniversary is special, good luck everyone xx

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        Sandra F.Fertility counselor

        Congratulations, Beverley! Such a beautiful testimonial 🙂

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    Eny

    Hello!! Today is my 5 dpt (day post transfer) and 12 dptrigger (day post trigger) shot. I took a test this morning and was super faint line, can hardly see it, this still can be my trigger or I can still have a chance that is a positive result??

    Thank you so much!!

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Eny, the faint line may be due either to ovarian induction or to pregnancy. We can’t say with certainty yet because, as you said, it is a bit early to detect hCG hormone levels. Therefore, you should better wait until the 2WW has passed and then take again a pregnancy test. If not, you may get a false negative result.

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    Morla

    Hi, I did my blastocyst transfer August, 29th, my test is due Tuesday, September 8th. I have cramps on and off every day since. My breast are swollen and they are super tender and they itch like crazy… I can’t lay on my tummy anymore as it is very uncomfortable, is this normal?

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    Becky

    Hi, I did my embryo transfer 2 weeks ago and today I am seeing blood that looks like my menstruation. Is it normal? I am yet to my pregnancy test.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Yes, you can do the pregnancy test because two weeks have already passed, but I am afraid to tell you that chances for pregnancy are low because the most probable outcome is that the blood you saw was just your period.

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    Baby1

    Hi, I had 3 frozen embryos transferred. 2 weeks later, I did a blood test but my doctor said I should repeat the test as the result wasn’t clear. Since I’m out of the country at the moment, I did a home kit pregnancy test at 3 weeks and it’s negative. No bleeding yet. I’m so confused, please help.

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    Ko

    Hi,

    I had my blastocyst transferred on Tuesday 8 Sept, I statred having cramps since afternoon. Please advice me, I’m nervous about it now, thanks.

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    N

    I did my Embryo Transfer 8 days ago and I will take my blood test in 2 days. I have felt pretty good over all… Some bloating and breast tenderness but nothing for me to worry myself since those symptoms can be pretty common but, what did worry me was today I have had bad cramping majority of the day, I did not know if that was bad or normal? I have also had diarrhea today as well 🙁 I’m a pretty positive person that just worried me a little and should I be worried! I have had NO bleeding this far, is that ok as well? Or is there suppose to be bleeding?
    Thank you so much for your time and any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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    Dee

    Hi,

    I had my 5-day embryo transfer on Sept, 2nd. I’ve experienced some cramping and bloating. I have ever since taken three pregnancy test and they came back positive. My blood work will be done on Monday. Is it possible the tests taken are a false positive?

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      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Dear Dee,

      It is difficult that all three of them are false positive results, although it is not impossible. There is a possibility that it is due to hormone therapy, but chances are very low, so it is likely that you are pregnant.

      Good luck 🙂

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        dee

        The doctor confirmed that I’m pregnant.

        • avatar
          Sandra F.Fertility counselor

          Congratulations, Dee!

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            Lisa kambi

            Hello, today is my 4th day after embryo transfer and I am having cramps like crazy and I have a slightly brown discharge. I am kinda worried, is this normal?

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    Becky

    I did pregnancy test and it was negative. How long can I wait before another try?

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Dear Becky,

      I’m afraid if you perform a pregnancy test after the two-week wait and the result is negative, pregnancy has unlikely occurred. You can wait for 2 or 3 days to have another try, but chances are almost non-existent.

      I’m very sorry.

      Good luck on further cycles!

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    Amy

    Hi,

    I had my embryo transfer today but since coming home I have had really bad pains and just wondering if this is normal as it’s my first IVF attempt

    Thanks

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Dear Amy,

      What is most important now is to ensure you keep calm, don’t do physical efforts and lead a normal lifestyle. In principle, it does not seem to be or should be something severe. Now you have to wait during 15 days, that is, the two-week wait till the moment of taking the pregnancy test comes.

      Wishing you all the best.

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    Nicole

    Hi there,

    I had eggs transferred today and after that my both legs feel so tired. I do not know why. I do not have any cramp or something like that.

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    Lillian

    Hello, I’ve just had my first ET (day 5) on Saturday, 19th. Breasts are tender, have had bad cramping here and there but no spotting. Some queasiness but it went away quickly. I also did feel very tired on Sunday but Monday seemed fine. Just very confused and anxious I guess.

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    Kim coles

    I had my transfer done Saturday, September 19th. I have a appointment to take pregnancy test on Tuesday. The ER was sooooo painful. I’m concerned because I still have cramps/pain to this day. I’m dying to go take an at-home test. My cramps feels like my period is coming. My praying there is a bun in my oven.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Dear Kim,

      The symptoms you’re feeling are totally normal after the embryo transfer. If you have a look at others comments, you’ll find they are experiencing more or less the same symptoms as you do. If you check our Embryo Transfer Forum, you’ll find further help.

      The pain you felt during your ER may be due to the embryo transfer catheter trespassing your cervix, because maybe yours is a bit narrow.

      As for the pregnancy test, we know the two-week wait can be a bit distressing, but I’m afraid you have no choice but to wait until 15 days are gone. Otherwise, you may get a false negative result.

      Best of luck!

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    Sangeetha

    Hi Sandra,

    Waiting for your reply. Please do let us know whether the test is positive tomorrow.

    Lots of baby dust…

    Thanks,
    Sangeetha

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Dear Sangeetha,

      I’m afraid you have no choice but to wait patiently until October, 6 to take a pregnancy test. Otherwise, you may get a false negative.

      Wishing you all the best! 🙂

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    Sangeetha

    Hi all,

    I had my ET on Sep 22nd. Waiting for my test on 6th Oct. It was 3 day embryo transfer. I just have pain in the abdomen and nausea. That’s it… Waiting for 6th Oct. eagerly.

    Thanks,
    Sangeetha

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      Areo

      Hi Sangeetha,

      I also had my ET on the 22nd of September. I had a 3-day transfer too. On my 2 dpt and 3 dpt I vomited in the morning as I’m about to brush my mouth BT it has stopped now. I have cramps on my hips and left side of my abdomen. I’m positive and trying very much to wait till 6th Oct to have my BFP…

      We’ll both have our BFPs by 6th Oct by Gods grace.

      Babydust to us…

      Cheers!!!

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    Moni

    I had an IVF treatment on the 18th of Sept, 10 days ago. I have been taking it very calmly and not lifting anything heavy. Today my lower abdomen feels very weak and sore as if I have been doing crunches. I am being cautious because of a miscarriage after an IUI and nine unsuccessful years not conceiving, so I am worried. Not sure if I should be alarmed or not pay too much into it?

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Feeling a series of symptoms after doing an ET is normal, especially lower abdominal pain, which is a very common nuisance. As long as it is a slight pain, there is no reason to panic. This slight pain is usually due to the side effects of hormone medications prescribed during the treatment.

      Lower abdominal pain may be confused with embryo implantation or even with the Premenstrual syndrome (PMS); therefore, the only way to clear your doubts is through a pregnancy test, but is should be taken only in due time, that is to say, after the 2WW.

      Nevertheless, you should visit your doctor only in case this pain becomes greater.

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        Moni

        Thank you for your advice. On the 30th the Dr did a blood test and my hCG was at 530 then on Oct 2 it shot up to 1203. My first sonogram is on the 16th of Oct. Are those hCG levels healthy? Do you think there is a possibility of multiples since they transferred 2 embryos?

        Thank you

        • avatar
          Sandra F.Fertility counselor

          Beta-hCG levels are as they should, which means it is positive. Besides, it’s increased according to what is usually expected; therefore, her pregnancy is following its normal path by the moment. Even though it’s a hCG levels are high according to the figures you’ve given to me and there are chances for a multiple birth, the presence of either one or two embryonic sacs cannot be confirmed until you do the sonogram on the 16th of October.

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        Aisha

        hi dr… today i have 8th day of ET and yesterday i was feeling like period pain. After that i had brown watery discharge from night. i’am using endometrin progestron vag supository. plz reply for this problem.

        • avatar
          Sandra F.Fertility counselor

          Dear Aisha,

          Those symptoms can be early pregnancy signs or, on the contrary, a side effect of the medications you’ve been taking or a sign that your next period has just started. We won’t be able to confirm it until you take a pregnancy test.

          Best wishes

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    Joanne donald

    Hi, I got my period this morning, 4 days after my two frozen embryos were transferred. I take it this means my treatment has failed? ?

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hi again Joanne,

      If you get a heavy bleeding as usual, then it is probably your period, which may mean the treatment has failed. But if it is less abundant than before, it may be confused with the implantation bleeding. For this reason, the most advisable is to continue with the medication until it can be confirmed by means of a pregnancy test.

      I recommend you to visit the following post to get further info about the typical embryo implantation symptoms: http://www.invitra.com/embryo-implantation-symptoms/

      Cheers!

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    Annie

    I had 2 assisted hatching frozen blastocyst transfer on Sept, 24. I’m so anxious since this is my 3rd attempt. I took a pregnancy test this morning and it was negative. Is it still too early for hCG to show up on a home pregnancy test? And another curious question: Is the day of the transfer really considered day 1 or, is it day 1 a full 24 hours later? So am I really day 6 or am I day 5? Thank you. Still trying to be hopeful.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Dear Annie,

      It’s still too early to take a pregnancy test, since it may show a false negative. Pregnancy tests detect the hCG hormone and, to this day (Sept. 29th), hCG levels may not be detectable yet. The result won’t be reliable until 14 days after the drilling or, in case it is a blastocyst transfer, at least 9 days from the ET date).

      As for your question, day 1 starts after 24 hours once the ET is done, so on Sept. 29th you were on day 5.

      Hope this helps 🙂

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    Cheryl Paterson

    Hi, I had a frozen transfer (2 day-5 embryos) last Thursday. By Saturday (2 days after transfer) I started to bleed. It wasn’t as heavy as my period but far too heavy for implantation as it at times was bright red in colour but I never got any cramps like I would with my period. I find it very strange as my doctor put me on gestone injections this time due to early bleeding in my first fresh cycle (bleeding didn’t start till 7 dpt last time) and I believe I shouldn’t bleed at all whilst on them… My clinic can’t give me any help as they say they have never heard of bleeding 2 days after transfer and especially not whilst on gestone. I don’t see how this can work out as a BFP for me when I’ve bled so much during the time the embryos would be trying to implant.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Dear Cheryl,

      Implantation bleeding isn’t too abundant and its color usually ranges from pinkish to brownish. It usually appears a few days before the ET, although sometimes it may appear earlier or later, and even come in a varying degree.

      The Gestone injections you’ve been prescribed with are based on progesterone, which is a hormone that helps getting the appropriate endometrial thickness by triggering endometrial growth.

      Thus, even though there is bleeding in your case, there are still chances for the embryos to implant, provided that, as you said, it’s not as abundant as it is usually in your periods. The only way you can clear your doubts is, as always, through a pregnancy test.

      All the luck!

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        Annie

        Dear Sandra,

        I’m hoping you didn’t forget about me. Please reply if you can give me some advice.

        • avatar
          Sandra F.Fertility counselor

          Annie,

          I try to give you an answer as soon as possible 🙂

          You can find your doubt now cleared in your previous comment (Sept. 29th).

          Have a nice day!

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        Chinasa

        Hi Sandra,
        I’ll appreciate if you will answer quickly, I did a 3-embryo transfer on Wednesday 14/12/16 and yesterday, I had constipation which made me eat apple as it helps me purge and I have purged twice now. Is it going to affect my embryos as its my third day post embryo transfer?

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    Areo

    I had ulcer attacks after my egg collection and it was really bad due to excessive vomiting from the anaesthesia. I was prescribed omeprazole and antacids and I have been using them even after my ET. I hope this does not affect anything. I’m on 8dpt today. I think I should stop the omeprazole now since I feel better. What do you advise? This 2ww is putting a lot of thoughts and pressure on my mind. Please, help. Thanks.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Areo,

      The most probable is that anesthesia didn’t sit right on you and therefore you experienced those ulcer attacks you’ve mentioned. But surely they were caused neither by the ET nor by the medications for the ET.

      As for taking Omeprazol, there is no evidence that it has an influence on the treatment results.

      I encourage you to get involved in our ET Forum, since the questions you are posting here are very interesting for being discussed there. I give you the link: http://www.invitra.com/forums/forum/assisted-reproductive-technology/embryo-transfer/

      Thanks for participating!

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    renin

    Hi. I had my eggs retrieved on 11/9/15. 3 embryos of grade 1 were transfered on 14/9. On 24/9 I had spotting and slight bleeding while passing urine for few hours. Today is 17th day post transfer. I did hpt and it was negative. I have my blood test on Saturday. Any hopes?

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello,

      Even though the HPT was negative, it may be implantation bleeding anyway. My recommendation is that you take a blood pregnancy test, since it is more reliable than HPT.

      Cheers

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    sue

    Hi there,

    Wow! Great to hear all your experiences. Did my transfer on the 16 Sept 2015. Experiencing most of the symptoms all you ladies are going through. I have experienced severe itching from the gestone and heartburn like you can’t imagine. What we ladies have gone through is a lot. Don’t think any man would manage. Lol. Also experienced severe fever and spotting after 8 days transfer. Dr told me to put my feet up hard when at work.

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    Zoexxx

    Hi Sandra, this is the first time I’ve ever used anything like this and hope you can help me 🙂 I had embryo transfer yesterday and since then I’ve been getting cramps in my belly and urinating a lot more frequently. Could this be a sign my embryo is implanting ? I haven’t been using hCG. Thank you X

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Zoe,

      The symptoms you are feeling are common and usually caused by the hormone-based medications you’ve been prescribed with for the fertility treatment. Besides, the answer is yes, they are typical embryo implantation symptoms, but, as always, they can be easily confused.

      The best thing to do in such case is waiting patiently for 15 days until you can take a pregnancy test 😉

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        Zoe

        Thank you for your reply Sandra, 11 days and counting. X ?

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          Zoe

          I couldn’t wait a day longer so I did my pregnancy test this morning and I’m pregnant ???? Wishing everybody else lots of luck, I know it’s hard but try and think positive! Xxx

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    Kin

    Hi,

    I had 3 FET on September 24. They were 4 days mature. For first week I felt mild cramping and tender breasts but since two days I don’t feel anything except insomia and have to use washroom frequently. I am too much bloated. Burping a lot. My test is on Oct 12. Still 10 days but I hope I’m doing ok.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Kin,

      The symptoms you mention here are totally normal and are due to the stimulation of ovarian function medications. However, insomnia and burping are not frequent and there’s no evidence that ovarian stimulation medication drugs cause them. I’m sure it’s because you are a bit nervous, which is normal, but you should try to keep your mind busy and don’t think about the result all the time.

      Good luck!

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    zulu GI

    Hi,

    My FET was done on 25th Sep. It was a day-3 trasfer 3 grade 1 – 8 cell stage, and 1 grade 2- 2 cell stage. Today is 8th day and no symptoms at all. I am 37 and this is my 3rd IVF. Too nervous.

    Please, suggest…

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello zulu GI,

      As always, you have to be patient during the 2WW and then take a pregnancy test.

      Good luck!

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    Lucy

    Hi, I had one 5-day embryo transferred on 23rd September. For 3 days I had fairly heavy brown discharge and cramps. I had assumed that it was my period coming. Last night I did a test and it came back positive. I did my hCG injection on the evening of 17th September so I’m wondering if it’s likely to be a false postive. I have stopped passing blood or discharge and am due to test again on Sunday but I’, just wondering really!

    Thanks

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hi Lucy,

      It has been a long time since you took the hCG injection, that is to say, it does not hace an influence on the result of your test or leads to a false positive result. The brown discharge indicates implantation bleeding. Enough days have passed, so the result you got after the HPT can be considered to be reliable. In other words, that you are pregnant. However, don’t forget to continue monitoring your symptoms until it can be confirmed through ultrasound scan.

      Cheers

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    Annie

    Hi Sandra,

    I wrote to you a few days ago and now I have another question. My Dr’s office called me yesterday to tell me that I’m right on track with my hormones. My estrogen was 350 and progesterone was 24.5. I even took a HPT this morning and it was still negative. Could it be possible that I am pregnant and it’s too early to test? I had a frozen blastocyst transfer on the 24th of September. As you had mentioned to me in an earlier response, today will be day 9 since the transfer. How long does an embryo have a window to implant if it had late implantation? Please let me know what you think.

    Thx☺️

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Dear Annie,

      As I said in my previous comment, the only way to get a reliable result is by performing a HPT after the two-week wait. Otherwise, potential implantation symptoms may be confused with those of your period or the other way round.

      Try to keep your mind busy during these days, is the best thing you can do to keep calm 🙂

      Good luck!

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    Kim coles

    Hello, I took your advice and waited 2 weeks for the pregnancy test and it came back positive!!! I’m extremely happy however my stomach still hurts me… And I’m sooo scared right now. I’m still using the progesterone suppositories. I’m praying the pain goes away. I had my transfer done on 9-19 and 2 days ago my hCG level was 250… I’m so worried. Anymore advice?? Thanks in advance.

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    Kin

    It’s 12 days post embryo transfer. Today I feel like I am going to get my period. Having back pain and legs are hurting. Plus tomorrow is my actual period day. But I’m taking the beta test next monday. Please, help!

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Dear Kin,

      It may be pregnancy signs or menstrual symptoms. The only way to confirm whether you’re pregnant or not is by means of a pregnancy test, which I’m afraid you should take on day 15 post embryo transfer.

      Good luck!

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    Doreen kageni

    Hi, this is my 8th day since I did embryo transfer. I suddenly started bleeding heavily with some clots. My breasts are no longer sore. What’s the cause? Can I still be hopeful?

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hi Doreen,

      While on the 2WW, a slight bleeding is likely to appear. Such bleeding is called “implantation bleeding” and is a typical symptom. However, as I said, it is usually a slight bleeding, not a heavy one, so if you are bleeding heavily, there are chances of your period starting earlier than expected. Anyway, the only way to clear your doubts is through a pregnancy test. As for the discomfort in your breast, it may be due to the hormone medications you are taking for the treatment. The fact they do not longer sore does not translate into a failed treatment.

      Try to keep calm until 15 days have passed 🙂

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    Areo

    Hi Sandra,

    Yesterday was my 14dpt3dt… I had my test and I had a BFP!! I’m so thankful to God… Thanks for always responding to our questions. Wishing every other Peron a BFP.

    Baby glue to us all

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Congratulations, I’m so happy for you, Areo!

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    Bella

    Hi Sandra. I’ve had my embryo transfer on the 1st of Oct and had loads of cramping and back ache. No breast soreness though. Could these be pregnancy symptoms even if I don’t have breast soreness? I took home pregnancy tests and all were negative.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Bella,

      Yes, that could be pregnancy symptoms, but we’re unable to find an accurate result out until 15 days after the ET. The results you got on the HPT can be false negatives because in case you are pregnant, your beta-hCG levels are still too low to be detected through a HPT.

      You should be patient 🙂 Try to keep your mind busy these days

      Good luck!

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    Sarah cetinkaya

    Hi Sandra,

    Thought I would join in and ask you a question too ? I’m on my 10th day IVF and will get my blood test Saturday ? Just wanted to ask I’ve noticed a lot of white clear discharge today, is this normal? My breast are tender…

    Can I do a pregnancy test too on Saturday before the blood test? Being impatient hahaha

    Look forward to hearing back from you soon XX

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Sarah,

      Blood pregnancy tests are more accurate than HPT; therefore, there’s no need to take both of them on the same day. Moreover, even though you were pregnant, if your hCG levels are still low, a HPT may not be able to detect it.

      Hope this helps

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    Nina

    Hi Sandra,

    I had my FET 8 days ago… Still on the waiting period, but not having any signs or cramps at all. Is there a chance of being pregnant?

    Thanks

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    danielle

    Hi,

    I had my embryo transfer two days ago. Some people say I should be on bed for four days without getting or taking showers. How do you advise me on this? How long should I be on bed before taking my showers?

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hi Danielle,

      There is no problem with taking showers, you can take a shower whenever you want. Remember that after an ET, you can continue with your usual lifestyle with certain well-defined exceptions. However, what’s not recommended is taking tub baths, but as I said there’s no problem related to taking showers.

      Best wishes

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    Natalie

    Hi Sandra,

    I came across this forum and I hope you can help with a query of mine. I had 2 embryos transferred on 3rd October. This was a 3-day transfer. I had severe cramping on Sunday morning and my stomach was very painful and sensitive after this. Since then I have been getting constant cramping although it’s much less severe, more like period pains. This I could deal with but yesterday I had discharge that consisted of clumps of dried blood. I’ve this today as this. This really worries me as on my last round unsuccessful round of IVF this happened after I got a negative result. I got lots and lots of dried blood over a period of a few weeks. It was like my body was having a clean out. I’m concerned that’s what my body is doing now when it shouldn’t be. I haven’t read of these side effects anywhere and this is now worrying me. Your advice would really be appreciated.

    Thanks so much,

    Natalie

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Natalie,

      Those clumps of dried blood you’ve mentioned have that aspect because they consist of “old” blood, that is, non-active blood. It could be implantation bleeding, which could be a very positive sign, but I could be due also to the passage of the catheter during the ET. You should be patient during the waiting period and take a pregnancy test when it is due time.

      I wish you lots of luck

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    Mavis Dann

    Hello,

    I had my FET on the 9th of October. Today should be 4 days post 5dt. I have been experiencing loud stomach noise. What could cause this?

    Thank you

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    Jilu

    Hi… It’s my 12th day after ET. Sometimes I feel I’m going to vomit, sometimes I feel headache, but I did not notice any spotting.

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    Moni

    Please, any advice to help ease my mind. I had the IVF transfer on Sept 18, they were two 3-day embryos. The blood test is positive. On Sept 30 was 530 and on Oct 2 was 1203. Everything has been fine but this morning 10/14 there is a little spotting only when I wipe. I have no pain but do feel pressure (similar to what I have felt this whole time) I am just so worried and concerned. Could it be nothing? When I had an IUI three years ago I suffered a miscarriage, I had woke up to light blood flow and right after was a nightmare. Thank you for taking the time to read and answer.

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    Emma

    Hi, I had my embryo transferred into me on day 5 IVF, it was grade A. I’ve been having bad back ache. It’s now day 7 and I’ve also got diarrhea and very, very tender breasts. I’ve had no bleeding or anything but I’ve also got cramps, is this normal? Thanks X

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    Priya

    Hi…

    Yesterday was my ET…. as soon as I was shifted to ward from lab I vomited, will this hurt or damage my embryo?

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    Nermeen

    I’m 40 years old and I had my pregnancy test at home on my 15th day after embryo transfer on day 3 from egg retrieval and it showed negative and I’m going to do a blood work after a couple of days to check my hCG level. I’m not bleeding nor spotting, is it possible to be positive? And if not, when am I expecting to get my cycle and for your information my last cycle was on the 18th of September.

    Thanks; waiting for your reply.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Dear Nermeen,

      After the two-week wait (2WW), the outcome from a home pregnancy test is usually highly accurate; however, blood pregnancy tests are even more accurate than HPT, so you can take a blood test if you want to to confirm whether you are pregnant.

      Wishing you all the best

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        Nermeen

        Unfortunately you were right; the blood work was negative too; I got my period now. I just wanna ask you how long should I wait till I tried one more IVF or at least try to get pregnant on my own because I read that most of the women that have failed IVF they got pregnant on their own (naturally). I don’t know if this is right or not.

        • avatar
          Sandra F.Fertility counselor

          Hello again Nermeen,

          There’s no need to wait before performing the IVF again or trying to conceive naturally; you can start when your next period starts unless otherwise indicated by your doctor.

          As for getting pregnant on your own after an IVF cycle, it is not impossible, but it isn’t easy either, since if there’s a male or female factor causing infertility, natural pregnancy is unlikely to occur.

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    Jennifer

    Today is the 13th day after a 5AA grade embryo transfer. The past three days, I have had a slight cramp, almost like period cramp and have been urinating a lot today. I feel like I am about to get my period. I have been taking estrogen and progesterone the entire time. Should I be worried? I go into take my blood test tomorrow morning.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Dear Jennifer,

      The symptoms you’ve been feeling are totally normal and could be embryo implantation signs, but we cannot be sure until you take the pregnancy test. Remember that blood pregnancy tests are more accurate than urine test, so you can consider taking a blood test to get a more reliable outcome.

      Best wishes

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    Anne Lester Papadaki

    Hello there, I had two 5-day blastocysts transferred on 12 October. Then, on 16 October I woke up fine but an hour later I had the worst lower abdominal or gas? pains. I was afraid to take anything and I thought I would need a doctor. It was as if my gut were convulsing. I took a bath, then vomited the tea I had drunk. I had the urge to have a bowel movement but just smelly gas. I am very worried and my clinic is not getting back to me.

    I am in an area with mosquitoes so I sprayed an aerosol “sleep easy” bug spray and fanned the room. I had a cough and couldn’t breath well for another 24 hours, which I attributed to the fumes. Even if the blastocysts didn’t dislodge, I am very worried.

    Kind regards,

    Anne

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    Mimi

    Hi there, I had an ET 9th October and haven’t really had any discomfort at all but today I feel as if my period is coming feeling heavy dull cramp and I had a bit of blood spotting… I’m worried that the ET hasn’t worked… Can you give me some advice?

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Mimi,

      In fact, those symptoms you’ve described could be very positive signs that the ET has indeed worked, since those are typical embryo implantation symptoms, but I’m afraid you won’t be able to confirm whether pregnancy has occurred or not until day 15 post embryo transfer. Then you can take a HPT or a blood test, being the latter more reliable than the former.

      Good luck

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        Mimi

        Hi Sandra, thank you for your feedback. I found out today that I’m pregnant. Thank you for your reassurance?

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    Nia

    Hi there, I am 12 days past my transfer (1 grade of 2 embryos) and have been using the Crinone 8%. I started spotting 2 days ago, it’s only when I wipe. This morning I had heavier blood period like and all the symptoms (sore breast, cramps, leg pain) has gone. I have 2 days to go before my blood test and I just feel really worried. Is this normal or has my IVF attempt failed? Can you give me some advice? Thanks.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Dear Nia,

      The spotting and the symptoms you’ve experienced (cramps, leg pain and sore breast) are due to the hormone medication you’re taking. It may be also be embryo implantation symtpoms, which would translate into a very positive sign, since it would mean that fertilization has occurred. But we can’t confirm it yet; just keep calm and let these 2 days go before taking the blood test.

      Best wishes

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    Noline

    Hi, I’m 5 days pass my 5-day transfer, but I started bleeding on heavy… Does this mean my IVF cycle failed?

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    Laura

    Hi. I’m on day 6 after a 2, 72 hours post embryo transfer. Since day one I had some breast sore, abdominal light pain, leg cramps, and I am really tired. But since yesterday I don’t have any more breast sore. Is that normal?

    Thank you

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    NB

    Hi Sandra. I had my embryo transfer on 18 October. After 5 days I feel heavy cramp, sore breast, no bleeding I did a pregnancy test today 27 October and is negative. I’m worried, please I need your advice xx

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello NB,

      If you did your embryo transfer on Oct 18th only 9 days have passed, which means it is still too early to perform a pregnancy test. Always remember that you should follow strictly the two-week wait, that is to say, you have to wait for 15 days before taking a pregnancy test. The negative you got may be a false negative result; therefore, my advice is that you repeat it again after 15 days (on November, 4).

      Best wishes

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    NB

    Thanks Sandra for your advice. Xx

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    Abby

    Hello there, Sandra!

    I had my ET last october 18 (3-day transfer)… today is my 10th day after the trasfer. Out of curiousity (also can’t wait for 2WW), I did a HPT and that was BFP!!!! Do you think it is still false positive result?

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Dear Abby,

      Although it is still a little bit too early to do the HPT, if this time you got a positive result, it is likely to be positive! Anyway, my advice is that you repeat it again after the 2WW to confirm that you’re indeed pregnant.

      Best wishes

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        Abby

        Thanks for the advice, Sandra!! I will surely follow it… 🙂

        Babydust to all of us!

  58. usuario
    kj

    Hi Sandra,

    I had 4 embryos transferred on 16 Oct. It was a 3-day transfer. I had on and off menstrual cramping, breast tenderness, leg pain and frequent urination since day 2 of my ET. Day 12 was the worst of it all because it was like if my period has come and my breast soreness came down and I had severe heart burns. It’s day 14 now, and there’s no bleeding, no spotting, just slight cramps and breast soreness. I haven’t done any HPT yet because I am scared to get a negative result. Tomorrow is my beta day and this is my 2nd IVF treatment, the first one failed and I got to see my period day 6 after the ET. Right now I am scared, your advice would really help. Thanx.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello kj,

      If you read other people’s comments in this page, you’ll find out most of them experience almost the same symptoms as you’ve described here. Therefore, they are the common symptoms post embryo transfer, so the first thing I’d say is “Don’t panic!”, since there are chances to obtain a BFP result.

      Wait till tomorrow to see what you get and I hope you share the result with us 😉

  59. usuario
    kj

    Hey Sandra,

    I went for my blood test this afternoon and the result was BFN. I had little cramping and brownish discharged dis morning. Thanks for your support.

  60. usuario
    cynthis

    Hello, it feels relieving reading all the comments… I had a 3-day, 8 cells grade B 4 embryo transfer on the 21st of October. All through yesterday my legs feel so weak warm and heavy and I felt like a little pressure inside my upper inner thigh very close to my vagina. Sometimes I get a mild back ache, but waking up now… I feel nothing. I’m so worried and the wait is killing me…

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello cynthis,

      Don’t panic, the symptoms you are describing here are commom post embryo transfer symptoms. Get your mind busy during the 2WW and don’t lose hope 🙂

      I hope you can share the result with all of us!

      Best wishes

  61. usuario
    Beba Franco

    Hi! This my first post ever. I am 7 days past 5 day full blastocyst grade A 3 eggs transfered. I did a HPT yesterday and it was negative, I realize it may have been too soon. I have a bit of sore breasts and I also feel like I have a mixture of an upset stomach and heartburn. My stomach also feels firmer and looks different. I don’t know what to think because this is my first IVF and I’m scared but so hopeful. Should I do another test tomorrow? I’m supposed to go on Monday for my results.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Dear Beba,

      As you said, doing the HPT 7 days past the ET is too early, and therefore the negative you got could be a false negative, so don’t lose hope yet. As you may know, HPTs detect hCG levels, so if you do it too early, hCG levels may be still too low to be detectable, and that’s the reason why you can get a false negative result. My advice is, as always, that you should be patient during the two-week wait and try to keep your mind as busy as you can during these days 🙂

      Best wishes

  62. usuario
    Ivy

    Please help, I am 13 days past my transfer and I started spotting two days ago with cramps and also light bleeding. It seems today the bleeding has increased and I am just terrified. I also did a HPT two days ago and it says negative… I am scared to do a blood test.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Ivy,

      I am so sorry, but if you did the HPT 13 days past your ET and the result was negative, the most probable outcome is that you are not pregnant indeed. You can take a blood test if you want to in order to ensure the result, but at day 13 it is usually a reliable result.

      Sending you strength to keep going!

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        Mildred

        Hi, I took IVF last February 26, 2016 and now it’s day 6 post embryo transfer. I think my tummy hurts a little and I can’t sleep either. Is it possible that I’m pregnant? I’m worried because I didn’t get spotting. I did a 5-embryo transfer on me, because my egg cells are very unhealthy. My lower tummy hurts little by little and I can’t sleep well. It is my first time to take an IVF cycle and I don’t know if it has been successful or not. I’m almost 3 years married and this would be my first baby if it is successful. Please, reply me. God bless you.

        • avatar
          Sandra F.Fertility counselor

          Hello Mildred,

          As you said, you’ve had 5 embryos transferred because your eggs were of very poor quality. In this case, chances of getting pregnant are higher because it was a 5-embryo transfer, and the main advantage is that the risk of multiple births is not too high because your eggs, as they present poor egg quality, have less implantation potential. With all this I mean that your treatment has a very good prognosis, so there is no reason to be concerned.

          The symptoms you’ve described are among the most common symptoms after embryo transfer. If you read previous comments on this article, you will see that most women describe very similar symptoms 🙂 Keep calm and wait for the pregnancy test due date.

          Wishing you the best of luck!

  63. usuario
    AMF

    Hi Sandra,

    I’m hoping you can help. I had an ICSI transfer Wednesday, and since then I have had very upset stomach, nauseous/wind, dizziness, sore breasts. Keep putting down to the metformin and cyclogest drugs? Also I have read that you can’t make love until after 2WW. Is this true? Don’t feel like it a the moment.

    Thank you

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Dear AMF,

      Indeed, the symptoms you’re experiencing are due to the metformin and cyclogest drugs, since it is still too early to be embryo implantation symptoms.

      As for engaging into sexual intercourse during the 2WW, there are differing views on this issue, but in general it is not recommended during the first week post embryo transfer.

      Hope I’ve clarified your doubts 😉

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        AMF

        Thank you Sandra for your reply.

        I have another question. I have started to spot a little bit of brown discharge, is this normal? On 3 day transfer, that was last Wednesday I think I’m day 9.

        • avatar
          Sandra F.Fertility counselor

          Hello AMF,

          Yes, it’s a typical symptom. But it could be due to the pass of the catheter through your uterine wall, because if it’s brown it could indicate that’s “old” blood. Anyway, it could be implantation bleeding as well, which will mean that the treatment has worked. But it will be all confirmed on day 15 😉

  64. usuario
    Mercy

    Hi, I just had my embryo transfer today but I’m not feeling anything yet can anyone talk to me?

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Mercy!

      Don’t panic: not every woman presents symptoms after the embryo transfer, some don’t even feel anything during the whole 2WW. It depends on each organism, so the fact that you are not feeling any symptom does not mean the treatment did not work or something like that.

      Be patient during these days 🙂

      Best wishes

  65. usuario
    Mercy

    Hi Sandra, I need your help I just has my eggs 2nd of November which was yesterday around 12 pm and I thought by now I should start having cramps but as I write this message I have not felt anything. Though I have been feeling breast tenderness during the treatment before the transfer, so can you help me to understand what is going on in my body right now? Thanks

  66. usuario
    Charity

    Hi Sandra,

    I did my ET on 31/10 and I am feeling today hot headache, and also yesterday I was feeling some cramps. My boobs are so big. Help me please.

  67. usuario
    cynthis

    Hi, I did the test today and it was negative 🙁 I was told to continue with my drugs and do a repaet next Wednesday. No bleeding or spotting, just a little weak and I’m worried… please what do you think? Is the reason for the result that the 4 embryos are still implanting or has something gone wrong? Or when do I know something has gone wrong? Please, help.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello again Cynthis,

      If the HPT was negative, I’m afraid you are not pregnant… I’m so sorry.

      Keep fighting!

  68. usuario
    Pallavi

    Hello, I had my ET on 24th Oct. It was fine till few days… But I had abdominal cramps and reddish brown vaginal discharge on 30th Oct, 31st Oct and 1st Nov, it subsided after that. I thought it was implantation bleeding, but yesterday night (4th Nov) I had cramps in lower abdomen. It feels like I’m about to have my periods. My doctor has advised me to test on 10th Nov. I don’t know if these cramps are a sign of successful pregnancy or menstrual period.

  69. usuario
    Mercy

    Hi Sandra, you made me feel better thank you. Today is my day 4 after my embryo transfer and last night I had my hands and legs hurt with a little bit of fever that subsided and had a little fever told but I am ok now. What I need to know if all these are symptoms of pregnancy. Thanks.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hi again Mercy,

      These could be early pregnancy symptoms, yes. But they could also be due to the hormone medications you’re taking for the treatment. Therefore, we won’t be able to be sure until day 15 post embryo transfer. That’s when you will perform the HPT, which will allow you to clarify any doubt 😉

      Best of luck!

  70. usuario
    Charity

    Hi Sandra,

    I did my 5 day blast. on 31/10 then on Thursday I saw some brownish blood not red then it gone. Friday again I saw reddish brown blood again, but it disappeared. This Saturday on early morning it’s like my menstruation is starting. My question is: can miscarriage have happended soon after implantation or could it be something else? I have had spotting before throughout my periods all these years. Any chance that I could be pregnant? My beta test is Monday. My heart is broken, can’t hold it anymore. Why me!

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Charity,

      It is very unlikely to be a miscarriage, since it was too early for the embryo to implant. The brownish blood you saw was because of the transfer, because of the pass of the catheter through the uterine wall. That’s why it was brown and not red blood. The symptoms you are experiencing are totally normal, so don’t panic.

      Hope your beta is a BFP! Hope you share the news with us 😉

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        Charity

        Thank you Sandra.

        My beta test was negative, so painful. It shall be well one day. Thank you for your response.

  71. usuario
    Mercy

    Hi Sandra, thank you very much for been there for in this journey of 2 weeks. Yesterday I started vomiting and purging. The vomiting stopped but the purging continue till now with my body so weak I want to know if this is part of the pregnancy symptoms or something else. Am I reacting to some food I eat or what could this be? Today is day 6 of my embryo transfer. I’m so scared if the purging will affect my embryo. Thanks.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Mercy,

      The purging may be due to various symptoms. Firstly, it could be just because of anxiety; if you’re continously thinking of pregnancy and in a state of distresss, this anxiety can affect your stomach, leading therefore to diarrhea. Some people channel stress this way, and it may be your case. Secondly, it may also be a symptom that your period is about to start, in which case I’m afraid it will mean pregnancy hasn’t occurred. Some women have diarrhea with their period in addition to bloating and cramping; it is usually tied to menstrual cramps. Thirdly, it could be due to the hormone medications you’re taking, which is very rare and if you think this could be the reason why you’re having diarrhea, I advise you to contact your doctor ASAP.

      Hope everything is OK,

      Best wishes

  72. usuario
    K

    I had my eggs transferred on 24th Oct. Last night I did a test before going to bed and not long after a large soft drink. Stupid I know but it all makes you do silly things. It was a test where you have to wait for a line and nothing came. Tomorrow morning I’m doing a digital test using morning urine. Is there any chance it might be positive?

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello K,

      There is no link between drinking soft drinks and your test being negative, so don’t worry about that. Anyway, if your ET was on 24th Oct. and you got a negative result on 7th November I’m so sorry the result may be negative, since the 2WW is over now and the results are accurate enough.

      I’m so sorry, do not throw in the towel

  73. usuario
    Mercy

    Hi, and this evening all the pains on my breast have suddenly disappeared, what is happening to me? can anyone help me out because I am freaking out now.

  74. usuario
    Mercy

    All the symptoms I have been having have gone after the purging. Help me I am freaking out right now.

  75. usuario
    Zozonona

    Hi hun, I got my embryo transfer last Wednesday and am using crinon gel. I had period pain comes and goes, feeling hot today. I have seen discharge and I think it’s the gel but it’s like pinkish, also I have itchy slight back pain and leg pain. What do you think?

  76. usuario
    Mercy

    Hi Sandra, today is my day 9 and out curiosity I did pregnancy test and it shows positive. Please could be true or false? Thanks.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Mercy,

      Although it is still too early, the positive result can be reliable, because false positive results are very rare. However, it can be accurate if you did a blastocyst transfer, was it? Anyway, my advice is that you take a blood test in a few days.

      Best luck!

  77. usuario
    Mansi

    A fresh cycle is more sucessful than a frozen cycle?

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Mansi,

      Although it depends on a wide range of factors such as the number of eggs, the way in which they were frozen, the lab quality, etc. it is true that generally frozen eggs have slightly lower quality than fresh eggs, which translates into a higher success rate for fresh eggs. Nevertheless, latest oocyte vitrification systems are well equipped and the chances for a frozen egg to be successful are almost the same as those of a fresh cycle. The main disadvantage of a fresh cycle is that synchronization between the menstrual cycle’s both of the donor and the recipient is required, which makes the process way more complicated that if it’s done using frozen eggs. But if this synchronization is well done, the success rate remains high.

      Hope this helps

  78. usuario
    Mansi

    Please, reply back. In my last month, 1 cycle became negative after a single blastocyst transfer with grade B and now I have been transferred one early and one blastcyst embryos with grade A. Can you tell me how many chances do I have for it to become a positive result? My ET was done on November, 3 and my HPT check is due on Nov, 17.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Dear Mansi,

      If this second time your ET was of two embryos instead of a single embryo and they were of grade A, your chances of getting pregnant are higher than the first time.

      Good luck!

  79. usuario
    rimz

    Hi, I had an embryo transfer done today and was just IVF and only one egg was healthy. Just wondering, I’m taking progesterone pessaries twice a day, but why do they cause so much mucus and discharge? Is that normal? Also I resumed back to normal housework on my day of transfer, is that ok? I just can’t stay sitting down without doing the cleaning. Also I’ve got 2 boys from ICSI cycles going back 14 years ago, it’s been a long time…

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello rimz,

      As for the mucus and discharge caused by the progesterone pessaries, the answer is yes, it is normal that it causes all that because when it goes out, it’s a kind of sticky substance.

      In relation to your second question, well, experts recommend to rest at least on the day the transfer is done. However, if you did not do too much effort, it won’t affect the outcome of the treatment.

      Best wishes

  80. usuario
    Mercy

    Hi Sandra, thank you very much for being there with me on this journal. Yes, my procedure was a 5-day blastocyst transfer. I’m praying to God it come through for me.

  81. usuario
    K

    Thank you for your reply. I thought I would update this as I know I find other girls information helpful to me.

    I did the test the next morning and it was positive. I wonder if the evening urine after a long soft drink diluted my urine too much. Either way, I thought this may be useful to others.

    Keep up the good work Sandra F. This site is most informative.

  82. usuario
    dimitra

    Hi,

    I did a 5-day embryo blastocyst transfer on the 3rd Nov (the embryo was hatching) and 5 days after I had a few pink spotting for two days, then it stopped for a day and now I’ve got a bit of brown mucus discharge and I’ve also got random cramping. I did a frozen embryo transfer on a natural cycle. I’m due to do a blood test on the 16th, but very confused as last month we tried again and it didn’t work.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello dimitra,

      If you read others comment’s in this post, you will find most of them mention the symptoms you’ve described here or at least very similar signs. Therefore, there’s no reason to worry, since all your symptoms are totally normal.

      Best wishes

  83. usuario
    Marielle Weddle

    Hello,

    I had my first if done 14 days ago… (My first prego test is in one more day) but it’s day 12 and I have such a horrible pain and bloating where I can’t eat and don’t want to drink anything, there’s no room! I can’t stand for very long and I feel like I have ran a mile after walking up and down steps. Day 12 I had tingling on the top of my head and follows me to feel like I’m about to pass out.. I look 6 months pregnant! I’m just completely miserable, what are your thoughts?

  84. usuario
    Mercy

    Hello Sandra, on my day 10 I repeated the pregnancy test and it still came out to be positive. Does it mean I’m pregnant? I can’t wait for my blood test.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Yes, you are probably pregnant! But wait till your blood test.

  85. usuario
    Cristina

    Hello,

    This is day 18th after ET, the blood test came positive with levels of 400 and 1067 yesterday. Since yesterday I feel and look bloated and uncomfortable, it is not painful but very uncomfortable, is this normal? On Saturday I need to do another test… does this mean I am pregnant?

  86. usuario
    linda N

    Hey,

    I am on day 7 of a 5-day Grade 5AA transfer. Yesterday and today it feels like my period is coming. I don’t usually get any period symptoms but have had a similar feeling before. Slight cramps on the lower left side and achy vagina area. Sore boobs and extreme pain when taking my bra off and close to vomitting at smells that wouldn’t usually turn my stomach so easy. I am on day 7 and do not have my blood test until day 11. Is this a bad sign or possibly good? Any advice would be great.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello linda N,

      Those symptoms are common post embryo transfer symptoms; therefore, they could be very positive signs. But we won’t be able to be sure until day 15 post embryo transfer, that’s when you will be able to do a pregnancy test and get an accurate result.

      Best wishes

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        linda N

        Hi Sandra,

        Thank you for your reply.

        I tested yesterday (day 8 I believe) as my transfer was on the 4th November at 2 am and had a negative test. Should this be positive by now? Still having same symptoms as mentioned before and my period usually would have arrived yesterday. Also have a milky discharge, no smell, no itch, just the discharge. Thirsty all the time and live water but the taste of it at the moment is really not very nice. Very confused at the moment to be honest.

        • avatar
          Sandra F.Fertility counselor

          Hello linda N,

          It is possible that you got a false negative result, since day 8 post ET is still a little bit too early to do the test. Please, for further queries on this issue, turn to our Embryo Transfer forum.

          Thanks for getting involved 😉

  87. usuario
    rimz

    Hi, just wondering, does pessaries cause women to eat a lot? Also my clothes are tight, I feel bloated, and feel like I’m getting periods and eating a lot of sweets. It’s been 4 days since I did my IVF embryo transfer. It was not a frozen cycle.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello rimz,

      There is no evidence that hormone-based medications cause the patient to ear in greater amounts, so maybe I guess it is due to anxiety and/or stress.

  88. usuario
    Tammy

    Hi, I’m 40 and I had my transfer done yesterday. I had cramps yesterday and a little today. I had 2 eggs transferred and they were grade A and one was a C. What are my chances? No spotting.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Dear Tammy,

      3-embryo transfers count on greater chances to be successful than 1 or 2 embryo transfers. Besides, grade A embryos are more likely to implan than grade C ones, so we hope in your case, at least one of them implants.

      I hope you finally share your outcome with us 😉

      Best wishes

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        Tammy

        I will, thanks.

  89. usuario
    Julie

    Hello Sandra F,

    Need some advice. I had a frozen transfer 14 days ago, I am due to my pregnancy test in a day or two. Was so anxious went and got a digital at home pregnancy test. The answer said “Pregnant”!! Can this be effective? Since I tested 1 to 2 days prior to blood work. And this is just a urine test!

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Julie,

      Yes, there are great chances for you to be pregnant.

      Good luck and I hope you share the final result with all of us 😉

  90. usuario
    Rims

    I’m not stressed but bloated heaps, some clothes don’t fit me but that’s probably the pessaries, also does a women get signs of implantation?

  91. usuario
    Mercy

    Hi Sandra, thank you for your support on this journey. I did a blood test on the 12th day and it came out positive. I’m grateful to God. Thanks.

  92. usuario
    rimz

    How early can u do a home pregnancy test? It’s been 6 days since the transfer was done on day 5.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello rimz,

      Not early than 10 days post embryo transfer and ideally on day 15.

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      rimz

      I got a positive!!!

  93. usuario
    Charisse

    Hi, I did 1 frozen blastocyst transfer on Nov 2. I won’t take a pregnancy test because I’m afraid. I currently am taking 3 suppositories, 1 mm progesterone oil shot, wearing an estrogen patch and taking estradiol 2 times per day. I’ve been taking all of these meds a week before my transfer and yesterday I started feeling nauseas and I still am, it’s been 24 hours. My breasts are very itchy and my nipples are tingling and senitive. My teeth hurt, and I have an odd taste in my mouth. It’s not metal but it’s odd and I have no energy. Can these be signs or is it the meds? If it’s the meds, wouldn’t it have started sooner? My test should be Monday I can’t take it till Wednesday, so I figured I would turn to you for some advice. Please help and TIA!!! This is my 10th and final IVF so I really pray this works!!! I have 1 beautiful daughter who was my 6th IVF and I’m really hoping to give her a sibling.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Charisse,

      Today is day 15 post embryo transfer, so you can do the HPT now. For further queries, please turn to our Embryo Transfer forum.

      Thank you very much

  94. usuario
    Kay

    Hey, I had my blastocyst egg transfer yesterday on day 6. I felt some light cramping but no bleeding but today I don’t feel cramping or seen any bleeding… Can this mean my ICSI treatment hasn’t worked? Xx

  95. usuario
    Mercy

    Hello Sandra, I did my 2 weeks blood test yesterday and the result came out positive. I want to thank you for your support all through this difficult time for me. Appreciate a great deal.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Congratulations 🙂 It’s been a pleasure helping you

  96. usuario
    Yane

    Hi Sandra, I had 1 good normal PGS tested embryo transferred on 11-13-15, a few days before the transfer. I was having mild cramps and the doctor said it was probably the progesterone suppositories and estrogen patches, and since the transfer they got stronger like period cramps and I feel bloated. Sometimes I feel the cramps more in one side and then the other. I’m concerned if it is a period coming, and on the other hand I don’t think I would be due for a period so soon. What do you think?

    Thank you

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Yane,

      Your doctor is right, these symptoms are due to the fertility hormone drugs you are taking, so don’t worry because they are totally normal. It is still too early to draw any conclusion, so I’m afraid you’ll have to wait till day 15 post embryo transfer.

      Best wishes

  97. usuario
    Lily

    Hello,

    I am 31 and recently had 3 embryo transfers on Nov 13th, 2015. I would like to know if inserting cyclogest pessaries vaginally after the transfer would harm my embryo? Again, I keep having these cramps like my period is around the corner, though my calender says I should see it (period) by Nov 21st. Hope it doesn’t come because I really pray to get pregnant.

    What do you think?

    Thank you.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Dear Lily,

      Don’t worry about vaginal cyclogest pessaries, since there is no way they could harm the embryo. As for the cramps, they are within the most common symptoms after embryo transfer, so don’t worry either.

      Best wishes

  98. usuario
    Mercy

    Hi Sandra, after my blood test confirmed that I am pregnant last night I started spotting blood. The blood is not very pure in red even till this moment. I’m scared. What can I do?

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Mercy,

      Although a mild spotting is normal during early pregnancy, I recommend you to visit your gynecologist in order to check everything is working as it should. Or even it could be a good idea to take another blood pregnancy test, just for your own peace of mind.

      Best wishes

  99. usuario
    Mia

    Hello there,

    I’m 35 years old and I had 2 extractions followed by 2 negative embryo transfers, last year. Today I had my 3rd embryo transfer from frozen. After about 5 hours from the ET I got like a pulse in my stomach and slight sensation of indigestion and nausea (I thought it was from the salad I had in the afternoon) and my eyes are feverish even though I had a nap in the afternoon. I went to toilet and I saw on the toilet paper a slightly reddish mucus/spotting.
    I thought the spotting occurred after the insertion of the speculum for the transfer, but the previous 2 times I was fine.

    I don’t want to get my hopes up, but I read your replays to the other ladies and I saw that the spotting can occur “mucus discharge may be due to embryo implantation”?

    Thank you for being here for us

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Dear Mia,

      The symptoms you are describing to me here are totally normal after the ET, even if they occurred as soon as 5 hours after the ET. However, if all these symptoms occurred on the same day you got the ET done, it is still too early for them to be implantation symptoms. But if 8-10 days have passed after the ET, then they could be implantation symptoms, yes. However, we can’t be sure until day 15.

      Best wishes

  100. usuario
    Mia

    Thank you for your reply.

    After I left you my message yesterday, I had body temp. I had drunk 1l of water in the night. It was like I had my period. It is very weird, this is first time when I experience this. I hope it is good weird 🙂
    I wanted to ask you, I was told to insert Utrogestan 200 once a day in the evening as it is not a fresh cycle, but my doc didn’t tell me for how long. I read on the internet, but some say up to 9th week, some say up to 12th week. And also what are the conditions for flying after ET and during pregnancy. I asked my OB Doc and said that is fine to travel but didn’t give me much details.

    Thank you again. I think I speak for everybody, it is really great that you dedicate your time to help us with advice. It really means a lot and it makes a huge difference.

    Have a wonderful day and a lovely weekend.

  101. usuario
    Tammy

    Just found out today I’m pregnant, super excited ?

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      Mia

      Congrats Tammy, have a wonderful pregnancy 🙂

  102. usuario
    rimz

    I did my blood test yesterday and all good it’s positive. They’ve told me to stop the progesterone pessaries but is it safe? They said they were happy with my results.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello again rimz,

      Althouth some women are recommended to continue taking progesterone till week 10-12 of pregnancy, others just don’t need it. If your gynecologist told you not to continue taking it, then it’s okay, it means everything is going as expected 😉

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        Renuka

        Hi, I got my embryo transfer last Monday on November 23rd and it is 8th day of my embryo transfer, I am using crinon gel. I had period pain comes and goes, feeling hot today. I have seen discharge and I think it’s the gel but it’s like pinkish. After that, I started bleeding also and I have back pain and leg pain. Do I need to wait for blood test? What do you think?

  103. usuario
    Belle

    Hi,

    I’m 42 yrs old and just had my embryo transfer (day 3) last Tuesday. Today is my day 6. Initially, after my transfer, I noticed a lot of vaginal discharge. But today it’s seems drier than the usual. Is that normal? Or am I getting my period soon? I haven’t experienced any bloating or cramps since the transfer which really makes me think that maybe it didn’t implant properly or something. I had a few headaches but I don’t think it’s related to the transfer or medications. Thanks!

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Belle,

      Some women do not experience any symptoms at all, which does not mean it did not work. It is still too early to draw any conclusion, so my recommendation is that you wait until day 15 post embryo transfer and see what the pregnancy test says!

      Best wishes

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    rimz

    Hi, I found out I was pregnant yesterday. The clinic advised me to stop progesterone pessaries because they said there happy with blood tests, but isn’t it better if I continue with them? I only did an IVF cycle with one embryo transferred on day 5. What do you think? Also getting bad heartburns and going toilet more and still bloated.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello rimz,

      You can find my answer to this in your previous comment 😉

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        rimz

        Thanks for ur fast reply but if I wanted too can I take it till 12 to 14 weeks?

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        Aisha

        hi dr ..today is my 11th day of ET, 5embryos were transferred.n ow from 3days i have brown watery discharge and today i have little bit fresh red spot when i wipe and i have also again pain like period as it was 3days before and my cycle is also short 24days.. and iam using endometrin progestron vag suppository. my last LMP was 6.7.2017.. plz repl me iam so worried.

        • avatar
          Andrea A.Assisted Reproduction Specialist

          Dear Aisha,
          The kind of bleeding and spotting that you explain seems to be related with your next period, which would mean that the embryos have not implanted. On the other hand, some women experience light red spotting when the embryo implants. But , since your bleeding seems more abundant, it probably corresponds to the first situation.
          Best regards,

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    Lily

    Congrats Tammy, have a lovely pregnancy!!! I have 2 days left to my test day. Fingers crossed and praying too.

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    dev sa th pathy

    Hi,

    I am 27 years old and just had my embryo transfer last Friday. Today is my 6 day and after my transfer I feel lots of pain in my lower belly and feeling pain in my right leg .

    I think IVF has not successful… Please, give me some advice.

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    Kay

    Hi Hun,

    Been having brown discharge since yesterday. I am currently on day 11 post egg transfer. Is this normal? I feel like my period is coming on 🙁

    Xx

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    Sydney

    Hi, I had ICSI treatment. I had my ET on 11th Nov, a day-2 transfer it was. I have waited 2WW, done pregnancy test at home today 25/11/15 and it was negative.

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    Sade

    Hello Sandra,

    I just had my ET, but I’m now worried sick because during the transfer, I felt something like a pinch in my uterus. Now I’m thinking the catheter must have touched the fundus of my uterus and from my search, the catheter should not reach the uterus. How do I know this would not affect the success? What do you feel if the fund us is touched? Thank you.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Dear Sade,

      When inserting the catheter, it is better not to reach the fundus of the uterus, but the maximum recommended is not longer than 1.5-2 cm long. However, maybe it didn’t reach the fundus of your uterus and the nuisances you are noticing are more likely due to the hormone medications.

      Hope this helps

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    Mercy

    Hi Sandra,

    from spotting it became red blood and I kept on bleeding and I had to go to the hospital for scanning at week 5 and they saw a sac and I kept on bleeding. It has stopped and my urine test shows a faint line and all the symptoms are gone, except the little hardness down my pelvic and little breast sore on and off. What is happening to me? I’m due to go back to the hospital this week but I’m freaking out right now. Thanks.

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    Susan hamer

    Can anyone help me, please? I had my 2 egg embryo transfer a week ago today. Had lots of cramping and sore swollen breasts but all cramping gone now and passing a jelly like discharge. Does this mean it’s not been sucessful?

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Susan,

      The answer to your query is no, it does not mean it’s not been successful. It is still too early to draw any conclusion. All the symptoms you’ve described to me are totally common, even the fact that some of them have disappeared. Bear in mind that not every woman experiences this process in the same way or with the same symptoms; therefore, they could be either positive or negative signs. Remember that you can take the pregnancy test not earlier than 15 days post embryo transfer, 10 days if it was a blastocyst transfer.

      Best wishes

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    Susan hamer

    Has anyone ever had a jelly like discharge a week after embryo transfer? Had my transfer a week ago (2 eggs, ICSI). Just concerned as my cramping has also stopped.

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    Sandy

    This is my 4th day post embryo transfer. I feel my breast swollen and under arm pain. Right feet sore. However, I do not feel any change of temperature.

    Is this normal for me? I am in day 5 post transfer and grade AB.

    Thanks

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    Ragi

    Hi, yesterday was day 14 after embryo transfer for me. My serum beta hcg was 4.65… Doctor asked to repeat in 2 days. Will it be positive then? I’m nervous…

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    Rani

    Hi, it was day 14 after embryo transfer yesterday for me. So underwent blood beta hcg… It was 4.65. My VOG asked me to repeat it in two days. Will it be positive? Please, help me. I’m nervous

    Thanks

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    sanji

    Hi Sandra,

    This is my 1st attempt. I had my ET (3 day-3 embryos) on Dec 07, 15. Waiting for my test on 21st Dec. 15 but not having any signs or cramps or spotting at all. Is there a chance of being pregnant? Should I be worried? Should I do home pregnancy test before HCG?

    Your advice would really be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    sanji

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello sanji,

      The fact that you don’t feel any signs or cramps or even spotting at all doesn’t mean the treatment hasn’t worked. Symptoms depend on each particular case, and therefore some women may not present any sign and yet be pregnant. However, maybe it hasn’t worked and that’s why you’re not experiencing any symptom. Be it as it may, if it’s day 15 after the ET, you can take a pregnancy test now and the result will be accurate.

      Best wishes

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    rimz

    Hi, I’m 8 weeks pregnant now. Just wondering if you are familiar with bloating and popping out early. I look like I’m over 5 months, LOL!

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    rubia

    7 days ago on date 10th December, 2015 I had my 1st time embryo transferred.

    Today, brown discharge is starting and also I’m feeling period-type pain. Is it normal or something wrong?

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello rubia,

      That brown discharge is usually due to the pass of the catheter through the vagina, and that’s why it’s color is brown. Therefore, the answer to your question is yes, it’s normal.

      Wait till day 15 post ET and see what the pregnancy test says 🙂

      Best wishes

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    Elizabeth A

    Hello,

    I hope you can answer my question. I had 1 embryo transferred on 12/14/2015. Day two, I had a mild cramp and mucous/blood (pinkish red). I’m anxious, not sure what it means. I have also had very light cramps on and off till this morning. What does this mean? Thank you.

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    Maryam

    Hi, I had my ET (3 embryos of 8 cells) transferred on 15 dec. Just after ET for two days I had stomach bloating and excessive urge to urinate after every ten minutes then the symptoms got ok. My blood test is on 28 Dec. I’m feeling all okay, but occasionally get breathless and exhausted; otherwise no major symptom as such. Little bit worried because this is my first ever IVF attempt. Will I be Lucky enough to get a positive result? I’m a little worried because I’m having no implantation symptoms or pain.

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    Annie

    Dear Sandra,

    I had an FET with 2 assisted hatched 5-day blastocysts on 12/23/15. I took a pregnancy test this afternoon and it’s positive ? But now I’m concerned because I also had some pink spotting that I noticed right after I went to the bathroom. Did or have ever heard of blastocysts implanting days apart or different times? Or how late does implantation bleeding appear?

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    Hemanshi

    Hello!! It is my 12 day today of the embryos transferred. I just can’t decide what’s going on exactly in my body. I have a bloated stomach, my legs are hurting, even my breast are hurting me like flashes in it. I don’t have any kind of bleeding or nausea. Is my period coming or my IVF is positive? Please, help me understand. My mind is out of the things and can’t wait now.

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    Janet

    I had my ET on 17/12. No symptoms as such, but slight heaviness on left side of abdomen, slight darkening of nipples area, caught cold and feeling very bloated.

    My blood test is due for tomorrow 31/12. Hope it gets a good news. Fingers crossed!

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    Rashi Agarwal

    Hi Sandra F.,

    this is Rashi here. I have done my ET on 28 Dec. with two blastocyst and one six-cell embryo. I am worried as many, wondering whether my IVF have been failed this time… I am getting some water coming out from day two, what is that? And I am feeling my whole is also opened, what does it mean? Why am I having that opened whole feeling in my vagina? Please, please, do reply my question Sandra, thank full to you!

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    Reham

    I had transferred one frozen embryo on 22-12-2015. I experienced during past days some symptoms on and off like cramping, headache, constant urge to urinate, backache, nausea, insomnia and low blood pressure. In day 12, I found mild spotting, colored like to be beige or something like that. My medications are cyclo-progynove, prontogest and clexane. Are the above symptoms pregnancy signs or what? And when can I take a pregnancy test?

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Dear Reham,

      If you had your ET done on 22 December, 2015 you can take a pregnancy test from 5 January, 2016, that is, the day when you wrote this comment. The symptoms you’ve described could be pregnancy signs, yes. But they can also be due to fertility drugs or even Premenstrual Syndrome symptoms (i.e. PMS symptoms). You can get an accurate result now, so my advice is that you take a pregnancy test to settle any doubt.

      I look forward to your feedback,

      Best wishes

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        Reham

        Dear Doctor,

        I’m so sad as to say that I have failed with three fresh embryos, which means we have another negative after our second attempt on frozen embryo transfer. All embryos were in 5 day blastocyst stage. Both times times I had bleeding or spotting in the 17th day after transfer. Pregnancy symptoms both times were great. During the 2ww, I had E2 tablets 3 times per day and Progesterone (injections in the first time and vaginally in the second attempt) and clexane injections.

        Why does it happen? I will get mad. Is the issue in the eggs or sperm even if it reaches to the fifth day or blastocyst stage? Or is the issue in the uterus in the two attempts? Is there something inside my womb that fights and kills our embryos? I had extremely low back pain at night and bleeding in the next morning, what does it mean? Are there any analyses which I should have done after first failed IVF cycle but our doctor didn’t request them? Our doctor told us that the first failed was destiny and no known reasons behind that. Is it logical? What can we do to raise the success rates in the future?

        Great thanks

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    Amani

    Hi Sandra,

    I am on day 11 after a 5-day embryo transfer. I don’t have any symptoms apart from little nausea. I took an urine test and it was negative. I transferred one A-grade embryo. I am worried because of negative urine test, but little nausea looks positive. Please, reply. Thanks

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    Lavanya

    I did my ET for sixth time now on Jan 2, 2016. This is my eighth day and I am just getting somewhat like white disposal during urine. Feeling fear, why is like that?

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    Marwa

    Hello,

    I am 44 and did my 3rd embryo transfer on 7 January 2016. They were two embryos. According to my doc, one of which was very good (3/4) and the other was less. My doctor is optimistic but I am not the same due to the age. This is my third and, apparently, last time! I had continuous cramps until yesterday and I was very annoyed but today I am on most of the day. We did glue but the doctor told me there was no need to do laser-assisted hatching on the embryo as the outside cyst is not tough… I really don’t know what this means. I have seen some miracles happened but I am not confident if I will be one of those! Please, could you give me some guidance in my situation? BTW I also had growth hormone (GH) until two days before egg collection. Thank you in advance ?

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    Marwa

    Forgot to say… I had 4 eggs, three of them were mature and only two fertilized. Thx

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    Stacy

    Hello Doc,

    I had my ET on 6 January. It was a 3 day embryo transfer, 1 grade A and 2 Grade B.

    Yesterday night I did a HPT and it showed faint line on 11 Jan. Is it a sign of pregnancy? Or it’s because of trigger shots?

    I am feeling very tired, having nausea and vomitting. Please reply.

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    Peace

    I did egg retrieval on 11th of January, post egg retrieval was pains in my stomach, pains peeing and defecating, cramping… I went to the hospital, they checked and said it’s normal, no problems. On the 5th day post egg retrieval, still having slight pain from the egg retrieval but I went for a 5-day embryo transfer. Immediately after the transfer, I went to urinate because my bladder was too full. After urinating, I saw a clear sticky slippery mucus (like ovulation mucus) on my urine.

    Now my questions:

    1. Is that clear sticky mucus in my urine is due to the transferred embryo, since I went to urinate immediately the embryo was transferred. Is it possible that I peeded out the embryo? If it is not the embryo, please what is that clear sticky mucus? As I am afraid.

    2. Is the little pain and little cramping I’m having now from the egg retrieval or from the implantation of the transferred embryo?

    Thanks,

    Peace

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Dear Peace,

      First of all, there is no possible way you can expel the embryo. This means that sticky slippery mucus you had right after the ET could be due either to:

      1. changes in vaginal discharge due to ovulation induction medications; or
      2. traces of the culture media used before the embryo transfer.

      As for the cramping and other symptoms you are experiencing, they are totally normal post embryo transfer symptoms. If you read previous comments posted on this article, you will find many women experience very similar symptoms. They may be due to ovulation induction medications or embryo implantation, in which case it would mean you are pregnant. However, as always, it is not possible to get an accurate result before the TWW has come to its end (day 15 post ET).

      Best wishes

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    Angel

    My FET was on 14th Jan. and today is the fourth day. I am getting stomachache on my left side. Is it normal? Should I consult my doctor immediately? I don’t have any other specific symptoms.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Angel,

      yes, there is no reason to panic as it is a very common post embryo transfer symptom.

      Hope I have clarified your concerns,

      Best wishes

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        Angel

        Thank you so much for your prompt reply. I was really worried, now I’m feeling better.

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    Salma hooda

    Hi,

    I had my transfer before 7 days! I am worried like anything now as I don’t feel any pain or anything from day 3rd. Is it normal? I know I should be relaxed as this is a good sign that I don’t have to feel any pain or anything.
    I’m 26 and this is my first try of IVF treatment. I want to get positive results (of course). Wanted to know if I should feel any pain or anything necessarily? Or it happens that one feels nothing and gets positive results?

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    Lavanya

    Hi, I got positive result! Now, what are the foods I need to take to get heartbeat of the baby? Suggest me some healthy food, please.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello,

      Congratulations, Lavanya! The following article may be of interest: Vitamins when pregnant.

      Best wishes

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    Salma hooda

    Hello Sandra,

    Hope to get a reply from you soon. I’m very much tensed. I would be grateful if you could reply.

    Thank you

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    appy

    Hello Sandra,

    IVF ET (6 cell 2 embryo) on 17th Jan, 2 days later there is brownish spotting with NO pain or discomfort. Crazy looking for symptoms, please help.

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    Lavanya

    Thank you, madam.

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    Joyce

    I had my day 5-embryo transfer on 3rd of Feb and since then have been having a pain that comes and goes. I have been urinating frequently and the pain feels like menstrual pain. I don’t know if is the Crinone gel I am using.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Joyce,

      Today (February, 8) is still too early to take a pregnancy test, since it’s only 3 days post embryo transfer. Given that it was a 5-day embryo transfer, you can take a pregnancy test on day 10, but not earlier, as you may get a false negative result. As for the symptoms you’re feeling at the moment, do not panic because they are totally common and surely they may be due to ovulation induction drugs. If you read previous comments on this article, you will see that many women feel the same as you do. My advice is that you try to keep your mind busy throughout the 2ww.

      Best wishes!

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    Glen

    Hello, I had my ET 6 days ago and I’m now waiting for the result. However, I am felling lower stomach pain when I walk from time to time. Is this normal? Also I would like to ask if bed rest is required in case I get a positive result. Actually this is my 2nd IVF and I got positive result also; however, it did not succeed because the fetus didn’t have heartbeat, so it lasted only till week 7.

    Looking forward to your reply,

    Thnx

    Glen

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Dear Glen,

      The fact that you feel lower stomach pain from time to time, in principle, does not have nothing to do with risk of miscarriage. It is one of the most common symptoms after embryo transfer, and many women experience the same symptom, without it meaning nothing bad. In fact, sometimes it is an indicator that embryo implantation has occurred, which would mean you are pregnant. However, 6 days post ET is still too early to take a pregnancy test, so I am afraid you have no choice but to wait till day 15 post embryo transfer to get an accurate result. If you take a pregnancy test earlier, you may get a false negative result.

      As for your first miscarriage, first of all I’d like to say I’m so sorry for you. However, the good news is that having experienced a miscarriage once does not mean you’ll go through another one. In case it happened again, you will be facing a case of recurrent pregnancy loss, in which case a through study of the potential causes (genetic causes, thrombophilia, etc.) may become necessary.

      I hope I have clarified all your concerns,

      Regards

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    Ania

    Hi Sandra,

    I had 6-day blastocyst transferred on Jan 31st. The embryo was growing slowly from the beginning so they decided to wait a bit but on day 6th they called us and Dr said the embryo is doing great!! I did my pregnancy test yesterday (10 day after) and it was negative.

    We did the natural C IVF, since both my husband and I are just fine and we have unexplained fertility 🙁 Do you think if it was negative on day 10, it is mostly likely going to be negative in 3 days when I go for my blood work? I did have some period pain like symptoms and my boobs are just a bit irritated but nothing really is happening otherwise.

    Do you also think it’s strange that my embryo was growing slow and then picked up and looked great at day 6? It’s my first IVF so I really don’t know what to expect 🙁 I’ve done 10 IUI’s before that.

    Thank you so much for any answer you can give me,

    Best Ania

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    Glorimar

    I am on day 2 after a 5-day transfer. Today I had very very light cramps. I’m nervous since this is my 2nd IVF, the first one failed in Dec 2015. I still have to wait until Feb 24th for my test and going nuts already. The Dr said the embryos were good quality but he said the same thing the first time. I am gonna do acupuncture on Tuesday for fertility and relaxation to see if it helps.

    Thanks,

    Glorimar

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    mamta verma

    Hi,

    I had my ET on 9th March. On 11th morning when I woke up I feel heavy pain in the bottom of one side of my stomach, feel abnormal and felt down. Please, guide me is this, any abnormalities with my treatment?

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    Kyna

    I had a 3-day transfer on February 13. The doctor said my embryo looked great and was the highest grade it could be. Since then I get a little cramping, different from period cramps (which I never get). My first beta is on the 23rd. I’m tempted to take a urine test tomorrow but don’t want to be disappointed. Yesterday I felt a shift in body temperature and thought I had a fever. When I took my temperature, it was around 98 and 99.3. Don’t think I should be alarmed, but I feel concerned that this is not a successful pregnancy.

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    Pia

    This is my 2nd IVF and my 1st IVF was successful. 1st time I had 2 embryos transferred but only 1 lead to success. But this time I had a day 3 transfer yesterday done with only one embryo and am very worried that it should go in success. Since yesterday (right after transfer), I feel cramps and I have a mild pain on my side hip and cramps continue. Is it normal? I am waiting for March 7th to take a pregnancy test.

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    Gul

    Hi,

    This is my first IVF and I am on 13th day after my embryo transfer. I am noticing a pain-like feeling, but not sure if they are cramps, although it is very similar since four days. Feels like if discharge will occur. And then sometimes this pain-like feeling disappears. I’ve body pain too. Beta hCG test is after two days, that is, on 27th Feb 2016.

    I cannot describe what type of pain I am getting, but similar occurred before after my IUIs, which were failed.

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    Tammy

    I had a grade C and D embryo transferred on February 17. One week after my transfer, I got a bad cold with lots of sneezes and coughs. Is there still any chance that my baby is still stick with me?

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Tammy,

      the answer is yes. In fact, there is no link between having a bad cold and the embryo transfer not working. Today is day 12 post embryo transfer, which means than you are now closer to the pregnancy test—from day 15 it will give you an accurate result.

      I hope I have been able to help,

      Regards

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    Pia

    Hi Sandra, need your suggestion,

    I had a day-3 embryo transfer (only one) done on Feb 23rd and my pregnancy test is due on March 7th. I am very much worried that I did not get any spotting, and cramping also stopped 3 days back. Now I don’t have any symptoms. Does it mean that implantation did not take place? Is it because it was a 1 embryo transfer that my success rate will be low compared to a 2-embryo transfer? I am so so so worried. But I feel very tired all the time. Please suggest, TIA

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    Julie

    Today is 3/4/16. I had an IVF cycle on 3/2/16 using frozen donor eggs and frozen sperm. Day 5 embryo transfer was used. The doctor suggested transferring only 1 embryo but I wanted 2, since this is my last timing trying. So, they transferred 2 embryos. I am 44 years old and hoping for good results. Pregnancy test on 3/11/16. In the last 2 days, I’ve been feeling pinches, some nausea and actually a sore back. Are these common symptoms? Curious… is it true that when you implant 2 embryos that they actually help each other implant?

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Julie,

      Yes, your symptoms are common and are due to ovulation induction drugs. It is still too early for them to be embryo implantation symptoms. As for your last question… well, there is no scientific proof that this is actually true, but it is a very common belief. It is believed that, if you use a D grade embryo (i.e. poor quality embryo), which theoretically won’t be able to implant, it may be capable of helping the other embryo (which should be of higher quality) implant. Anyhow, as I said this hasn’t been proven so it may not be true.

      I hope I have been able to help,

      Regards

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    Sh

    I had my blastocyst done on 29th Feb and have been asked to do the test on 11th March. I am having severe off and on peer back ache. Off white creamy discharge came out today as well which I normally get before my period. I am worried, please advise is the off white discharge is normal?

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Sh,

      the symptoms you’ve described are totally common among women who undergo an embryo transfer procedure. Firstly, they are due to ovulation induction drugs. Nevertheless, if they continue during the day before your pregnancy test due date, there’s also the chance they are due to embryo implantation, which is a very good sign, as it would mean the treatment has worked! Anyhow, we cannot be sure until you take a pregnancy test on day 15 post embryo transfer. Please, keep in mind that if you take it too early, you may get a false negative result.

      Best wishes!

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    Pia

    Dear Sandra ,

    My IVF cycle with day 3 and 1 embryo transferred on Feb 23rd failed today. I don’t know what the reason could be. I am very very very much worried… Feeling very low. I was expecting a lot as I had good symptoms . Good thing is my insurance pays for 5 more cycles, but Id don’t want to postpone the days further. Is it possible to start right away with my periods starting this month? What will be the procedure and in what ways should i be careful in my next cycle? Very worried, please help!

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Pia,

      as long as you haven’t developed Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) or any other alteration or side effect, you can start with your 2nd cycle right after the first one. Anyway, as your doctor for further details.

      Wishing you the best of luck!

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        Pia

        Thanks for the response, Sandra. I am not sure if I developed OHSS. I hope not. My cycle review is tomorrow and I will get further details from nurse after that Very depressed that the cycle got failed 🙁 Even the next time, my doc would transfer only 1 embryo, as I’am 29 years old that is my insurance policy 🙁

        Hoping for best,

        Thanks

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    Alyssa

    Dear Sandra,

    Thank you for sharing your responses as they are very comforting. I had a frozen transfer with a normal tested embryo on Tuesday March 8th. I took a HPT on Monday, March 14th. I tested negative. I have the same symptoms as I did with my previous failed transfers. Was it too early to test? My beta test is Thursday, March 17th.

    Thank you so much!

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    Layla

    I had 2 adopted blastocysts transferred on March 1st. Since I was on hCG injection I have to wait 3 weeks for the test. I had some cramps the first week, and my breasts were hurting a bit. I have no symptoms since, none! I am so worried, my test is on Wednesday, can I do it today? I haven’t started my period yet, but that could be the medications I guess.

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    Goldfish

    Hi Doc,

    This is my 2nd IVF process. The first was unsuccessful last year so we tried again this year.

    I did my day 5 ET (6BA and 3BC) on 8th March and was given Gestone Inj. same day to continue every 48 hours, with last dose on 20th March.

    I have also been on cyclogest (400mg twice daily) before ET and still on it. Progynova tablets from the day of egg collection till date. hCG (2500iU) on 6th March and 11th March (after egg collection). Buserellin injections on 9th March, folic acid (one daily) and vasoprin (one daily).

    I have had all forms of pregnancy symptoms (abdominal cramps like mensuration, breast tenderness, frequent urinating, enlarged breast, fatigue, too much appetite etc).

    However, out of curiosity, I did my first HPT on 20th (day 13 after ET) and it came out negative. I was told to repeat same HPT – urine again today (day 15) but am so scared and worried it might still be negative.

    Doctor, I need your candid advice please. Help me!!!

  154. avatar
    Mary

    Hi doc,

    I had done my first IUI on 8 March 2016. Now I’m 17 days post IUI. I’m having normal and regular period cramps before my period starts. And, for the first time, breast tenderness and frequent urination. I had these cramps from the day 5 dp IUI and breast pain from 11 dp IUI. My due date is on 25th March. I’m planning to take a test on this Sunday (on 27th March). Please, advice me. Can I be pregnant or should I still be expecting my periods?? I’ve been married for 3 years now. I’m eagerly waiting to get pregnant. I’m 30 years old now.

    Pls, advice me on my symptoms. Can I be pregnant now?

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Mary,

      Sorry I couldn’t give you my feedback earlier. The symptoms you described are totally common and a very good sign if you’re still having them 15 days post embryo transfer. I guess you took a pregnancy test last Sunday, how did it go? I hope everything is fine!

      Regards

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    Lenda

    I just had 2 embryos transferred from frozen 7 days ago and noticed on day 5 there is clot of blood discharge. I have had lots of cramping and period like pain today and I’m really worried that I’m going to start bleeding or menstruation. Am I successful or I might be not pregnant. Please, advice.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Lenda,

      That symptoms are common side effects after an embryo transfer and are due to ovulation induction drugs. They don’t mean your treatment has been either unsuccessful or successful. That means you still have a 50/50 chance 🙂 My advice is that you try to keep your mind busy during the 2WW!

      Best wishes

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    Zara

    Hello Sandra,

    I had my 3det on 24th of March with 2 embryos transferred. From 2dpt I’m feeling leg pain as I feel before my periods no more symptoms except for some before period cramps here and there and a little bloated after meals.

    Please, tell me if this is a good sign or not.

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    Goldfish

    Hi Doc,

    I posted a msg on the 22nd March but did not get any response from you.

    However, I repeated my HPT – Urine on day 16th (23rd March) and it came out POSITIVE!!!!.
    I did another test (This time a blood test) on 26th March and still POSITIVE. I am over joy and glad.

    Please confirm the cramp I am having under my abdonmen is normal?

    Looking forward to receiving your reply.

    Thank you

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Goldfish,

      Sorry for not replying to your first comment. Congratulations!!!!! The pain under your abdomen is a common pregnancy symptom, so there is no reason to be concerned. If it becomes very painful, my advice is that you visit your gynecologist to have it checked and rule out potential pregnancy complications.

      Best wishes

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    Tye

    Hello,

    I had two 5 day blasts transferred on 3/30/16. It was a FET. My beta is tomorrow. Over the past 4 days I had period-like cramps and an annoying dull headache that won’t go away. Today I noticed clear wetness in my underwear. It feels like my period is coming on, but wouldn’t it be too early for my period? I am on day 8 after my FET. This is my second FET and the first one felt slightly different… it ended up being a negative. I never had a headache during the first one. I am taking progesterone in oil injections but my side effects feel a little different this time. So, my questions are: is it too early to get period cramps and do you feel that my beta test was scheduled too early?

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    Anamaria

    Hello Sandra,

    I am so lucky to have found your website and hoping I can get an answer from you. I am now 11 days after my 5 day embryo transfer. My transfer was on Sunday, March 27th. Since then I have had cramps on both right and left side of my pelvic area , sore breasts and bloated. Today I have been having a lot of pain in my middle pelvic area. I’ve never really experienced menstrual pain, just wondering if this could be a positive? I go for my beta on Monday, April 11th. Tempted to do a HPT but scared to get a negative. Again, only cramps, sometimes stronger than other, sore breasts very bloated but NO bleeding or spotting.

    Btw, I had only 1 embryo transferred. I’m also 38 years old.

    I appreciate your reply.

    Thank you for helping us all through this difficult time.

    ?

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    Nisrine

    Hi, I am 12dp3dt and I feel sleepy and tired all the time. Is this a pregnancy sign? Thank you in advance.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Nisrine,

      Keeping in mind that you’re on day 12 post embryo transfer, the answer is yes, it could be a pregnancy sign, although it is still a little bit too early to draw conclusions. It could be a symptom derived from fertility drugs as well. My advice is that you wait patiently until your pregnancy test due date, as that’s the only way to get accurate results.

      Best of luck!

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    Laetitia

    Hello doctor, I am Laetitia. I had 13 days ago 3 embryos transferred. I have experienced cramps as period pain the first week. On day 11 I had a negative blood test (0,5) and I started having black discharge. On day 13 I had black discharge all day on my pantyliner and pinkish discharge after wiping my self. Do you think I still have a chance to test positive on day 14? Or I can stop with my Cyclogest? Thanks.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Laetitia,

      Do you mean dark brown when you say “black discharge”? If so, this means it is “old” blood, in which case it may be due to the passage of the catheter through your vagina. However, if you are on day 13 (today 14) and provided that it is a mild discharge, it may be your menstruation, a sign of embryo implantation or a consequence of taking fertility medications. The only chance to clear any doubt is by doing a pregnancy test. However, if it is an abundant discharge, you’d better visit your doctor and have it checked.

      Best

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    susan

    Hello doctor my name is Susan I just came across this website while searching for answers via google. I am 40 years and just did my first IVF. I had a 3-day embryo transfer on the 2nd April. And I was asked to do the blood tests on day 10 after the embryo transfer. My test showed negative and at the clinic they told me it was below 3. I started sneezing. A day after the transfer I was very worried that it might affect implantation. Is it possible that I tested too early I didn’t do the second test and today it’s day 13 after the transfer no periods and no cramps or pains at all. I just had mild cramps over the weekend and a sharp pain which was very short and stopped. I don’t have any spotting at all as well. I’m worried that implantation never occurred. Is it possible that I tested too early and there’s a chance that I can be pregnant?

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      susan

      Hi, it’s Susan again. Today I’m on day 14 after my 3-day embryo transfer and today I noticed some spotting in my panty liner. I have mild cramps and the spotting is so pink not like my usual periods on the first day. If it’s periods starting today they are 2 days late I used the cyclogest on Thursday and didn’t know if I should continue with them or not as I’m confused of the blood test that showed negative on my day 10 when I tested. I’m very confused, please advise.

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    vivian

    Hi Sandra, my name is Vivian. I had 3 good frozen embryos transferred on 11th of April. Today is my 14th day and the result showed slightly positive. I was told to come tomorrow for blood test to be sure. Please, I want to know if am pregnant because I keep having cramps, breast tenderness, nausea and discomfort. Please, can you tell me if that slight positive means I am pregnant? Will love if you can reply me quickly. Thanks

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    estefani

    Today is my 3rd transfer day since the first day after the transfer and I am feeling movement in the lower part of my abdomen. I am just trying to guess what it could be. It is not painful at all, just made me curious.

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    mmanakampe

    Hello Dr, I did an ET (one, 5-day embryo) on the 4th of May. I am having mild cramps on the left side of my stomach, is it normal? Chances of identical twins?

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello mmanakampe,

      Firstly, as for the symptoms you’re experiencing (mild cramps on the left side of your stomach), they are the typical symptoms after an ET, and given that it was on May, 4 they are caused by the fertility medications you’ve been taking.

      Secondly, regarding the chances of having identical twins, chances are very low, exactly the same as if it was a natural pregnancy. For that to happen, the embryo would have to split spontaneously into two, and the likelihood that this occurs does not increase even though it’s an IVF cycle.

      I hope I have been able to help,

      Best regards

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    Alexandra

    Hi,

    This is my second time at IVF now. A frozen embryo transfer. The first time worked for me but I miscarried between 7-8 weeks, no heartbeat so very sad times. I am now on my second attempt. Since I had the FET on 5th May I have been getting stomach cramps on and off everyday for hours on end, like my stomach is swollen and constant feelings of starting my period. Im convincing myself that this is not going to work for me. I need some hope. Are these pains a sign of failed frozen embryo cycle IVF? Please advise.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Alexandra,

      It’s not even a week since you had your frozen embryo transferred, so it’s too early for you to take a pregnancy test. The symptoms you’ve described are totally common, and usual post embryo transfer symptoms. Since it’s too early for them to be pregnancy symptoms, they’re due to the fertility medications you’ve been taking lately.

      To sum up, they don’t mean IVF didn’t work for you or vice versa; they’re just symptoms caused by fertility drugs. Was it a blastocyst embryo? In that case, you could take a pregnancy test by day 10 post transfer, you’ll be able to get accurate results by then.

      I hope I have been able to help,

      Best

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    Alexandra

    Hi Sandra,

    It was a blastocyst embryo. Do you mean I would need a blood test or can I buy a clear blue reliable test? I have to go back on 19th May for my blood results but feel as though I will come on by that time. I really don’t feel hopeful with it this time round, my symptoms are totally different. If it doesn’t work are there any tests that I can get done to find out what the issue is here, whether it be implantation issues, weak embryos, etc.? I hope u know what I mean. If this fails I only have one attempt left and I’m thinking of going for a fresh cycle but with 2 excellent embryos put in me but this means I have to go through the whole process again which I am willing to do. Then on the 4th time if the 3rd cycle doesn’t work we will have to pay for it and I will do a frozen embryo cycle again hopefully with eggs they freeze from my fresh cycle. I hope u can reply to this e-mail. Thanks.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello again Alexandra,

      What I meant was a blood test, as they are more reliable than home pregnancy tests. However, for your own peace of mind, you could do it from day 10 onwards and be able to get an accurate result, but remember: not earlier, as you would be at risk of getting a false negative result.

      As for the existence of a test that helps you find out what the issue is, it depends on your particular situation, as well as the embryo grading and quality, how many attempts, etc. If you’ve experienced IVF failure twice of more, you could go for an immune or blood clotting test, among others. Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is another option to see whether it is related to genetics.

      Wishing you all the best!

  168. avatar
    sophiya

    Hi Sandra,

    this is Sophiya. I underwent ICSI, embryo transfer was done on 5th may 2016… Today I went for blood test, i.e. bHCG and the report is 480. Is the report ok?

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Sophiya,

      Yes, the report is ok in principle. Your BHCG levels are increasing as expected, so everything seems to be okay. In fact, they are quite high taking into account the stage of pregnancy in which you find yourself. It could be a twin pregnancy, although we won’t be able to know it for sure until you take your 1st ultrasound scan.

      Best

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    Ashlee

    Hi. I had 2 FET on the 7th May and was scheduled for pregnancy blood test on 20th May which will be later in 7 hrs time (local time). Got so excited to I had my UPT taken an hour ago but it was negative.

    Past few days I do have some loss of appetite, bit nausea, headache and cramping. And there was once I even had like a pop bursting feeling inside my uterus not sure what was that. It was the same feeling I had when my water bag burst during my 1st pregnancy.

    What could that be? Will the UPT result be accurate? Since I had 2 frozen embryo transferred, how likely are both of not going to make it?

    Pls advice. Thnks

  170. avatar
    sophiya

    Hello, thanks for the reply Sandra… I have one more question. Once after positive beta HCG… do we need repeat the test? How accurate is beta hCG? Wanted to know if beta HCG or UPT which one is more reliable and accurate, and once after ICSI reports are positive… Do i need to meet the same doctor or I can continue with some gynecologist in my city?

    Thanks in advance 🙂

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    Emily

    Please read the many many responses this dear lady has posted prior to asking the same question that many people have probably asked before you. I am just a visitor at this site, but the number of people who neglect to utilize their reading skills, are annoying the heck out of me. I am feeling irritated. Could I be pregnant? Well, maybe yes or maybe not. The answer is simple, that I should be patient and get my blood test done in 15 days. If I am having concerning symptoms, I should consult my doctor. Geez ladies!

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    Pallavi Hodgson

    Hi there, I had an embryo transfer on 17th May and my test date is 29th May but I experienced some lower back pain yesterday and this morning same again, plus I lost concentration, felt very tired and was burping a lot… didn’t throw up or anything… Came to work and didn’t feel well in the morning but was ok later.

    I have taken few test already and they all have come negative, do you think the above listed are positive signs?

    Many thanks 🙂

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      That symptoms are common after an embryo transfer – if you read previous comments by other ladies, you’ll realize everyone more or less experiences the same symptoms. When felt during the following few days after the ET, these symptoms are caused by fertility medications; if you continue to notice them 10 days after, then they could be embryo implantation symptoms. Anyway, the only way you’ll be able to get an accurate result is by taking the pregnancy test on 29th May.

      Best wishes

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    KANCHAN

    I had only one ET done on 15th April and the pregnancy test was due on 28th April (I took rest for 15 days), yet result was negative. My age is 39. Please advise for next cycle… How many ET should we store and then transfer? Is it the more embryos you transfer, the greater the chances of pregnancy? Dr told us that only one embryo was transferred, and that’s why the result was negative.

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    Fera

    Hello, I’ve had my IVF transfer yesterday on the 26th of May… I had 4 excellent embryos transferred 3 days after retrieval… It is my 1st time and I’m still in my mid 20s. Is it normal to already, a day after, feel some symptoms? Like an urge to stay in bed all day, a bit of dizziness and nausea, in a addition that my stomach is so full I can’t even swallow it… I know it’s too early for the 2 weeks results, but well could it be that fast? Thank you.

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    Joy

    Hi Sandra,

    Today is 13 days after my 3-day embryo transfer. I am 42. All the breast soreness has vanished since three days now. I only had cramping all yesterday and waist pain. I feel a little sharp pain on my lower right abdomen when I sit down hard. Tomorrow is my blood test. But I am worried that I no longer have my sore breasts. But I feel like feverish in the morning and it goes away almost immediately.

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    Pallavi Hodgson

    Hi Sandra,

    I had the embryo transfer on 17th May. My result came positive with a bit lighter line then the test line just before when I was supposed to take my test but when I took the test on 29th May which was my actual test day line was very light and faint and it is still the same till now. I am doing the test now every day. My periods date roughly was on 26th May but I have still not got the period.

    What should I do, am I really pregnant with having light faded line or not? Should I still keep taking the test every day?

    Regards,

    Pallavi

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      Iryn

      Hey, it’s my first ivf and today I took my blood test. It doesn’t show if it’s negative or positive. Ad my doctor has told me to do another test on wednesday on the 21. Do I have any chance of being pregnant? And I have seen some blood now. Very worried

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    Shade

    Hello, I had my embryo transfer on the 23 of May and today makes it day 14th after the transfer. I did a blood test and the result says the lines are faint and that I should come back in five days for another blood test to ascertain if it finally comes positive. I am so scared and worried cos this is my first IVF. I am 33 with a blocked tubes.

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    Pallavi Hodgson

    Hi Sandra,

    I still have no periods yet but have lower back pain today. My test is coming negative now so I believe I am going to lose it!

    Can you please advise?

    Thanks,

    Pallavi

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    joy

    Hi, I did a three day frozen embryo transfer of 1*2cA and 3*4cB embryo. Today is 7th day and I feel slight menstrual cramps.

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    Aaron

    Hi,

    My wife just had her ET 2 days ago. She is taking both Crinone gel 8% two times per day and IM progesterone in oil daily in the morning. We are freaking out because today we accidentally did her progesterone IM shot at 10:45 am whereas we normally do it at 6:00 am. She also noticed a small amount of clear discharge today. Is this a bad sign?

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    Sh

    Hi Sandra, I had my frozen transfer on 8th Jun and am due to test on 20 Jun. I did a test on 19th and got a very faint double line. Plz tell me if it confirms that I’m pregnant?

    Waiting for your response.

    Thanks

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    April

    Hello,

    This is my second FET transfer, our first try fell short. I’m so nervous. Our FET was June 17th and I have papers to do our blood test June 27th.

    I’ve had small cramping, but did last time also. I did have some light brownish discharge a couple days after, but gone now. Day 4 I had super light pink discharge when I wiped, gone now. Yesterday day 5 my boobs are slightly sore. I am dreaming every night. I usually don’t remember my dreams. I’m a wreck.

    Any thoughts?

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      Hazel

      Hi April,

      What was your result, are you pregoooo? I am in the same boat you were, second FET, now on my 4th day post transfer. So far symptoms I have, back pain, on and off cramping and discharge no color. But I am doing vaginal progesterone. Hope all went well for you!

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    Itumeleng

    Hi… It’s my day 5 after embryo transfer. I don’t see any symptoms… Should I be worried? Just the back pain only comes and goes and headache. I am confused now. The cyclogest I am putting in the vagina or at the back?

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    Mary

    HI Sandra,

    I had ET on 29th June and is due for beta on 14th. Symptoms as if nothing except I can’t control urination and sore back. Can I test tomorrow? I am on crinonegel.

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    somi

    Dear Sandra,

    I had a 5-day blastocyst transfer of a grade-1 embryo which was about hatching and 2 grade 2 blastocysts. Today is the 5th day post ET. I wonder what my chances are of achieving a pregnancy. Thank you.

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    Pretti

    This is my second cycle and it is my 6th day after the embryo transfer. I am taking endometrium tablets and so far everything was fine except for the last 3 hours, as I started to experience on and off pain on the right side of my abdomen. Should I be worried and when should I take the pregnancy test?

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    Pia

    Hi,

    This is my 3rd IVF. 1st was fresh cycle and 2 was FET where I got positive result but miscarried in 5 weeks. I had my 3 FET done on Saturday. Since then I have been facing cramps and lower abdomen pain. But cramps have been stopped for past two days but pain in lower right abdomen is there. I take 4 estrace tablet morning and evening and progesterone shots 75cc.

    I did not have any spotting at all. I am so worried, can you please help me understand? My pregnancy test is on Aug 3.

    Thank you

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    Sandy

    Hi Sandra,

    I had my embryo transfer on 17 August. Today is 7 days later, I have some serious bloating and now since yesterday some lower abdominal cramps, my back is also sore but I guess that is from my hormone injections and cyclogest that I am taking.
    I have been advised by my Dr to go for 9 day HCG testing. Is that still going to be accurate?

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Sandy,

      If it was a blastocyst embryo transfer, then the answer is yes, it will be accurate. Guessing that is why your Dr recommended to go for 9 day hCG testing.

      Best of luck!

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    shweta garg

    Hi,
    My egg pick-up was done on 12th Aug and ET was done on 14th Aug. I have not faced any major symptoms except breast size increase, mood swings (which might be because of progesterone).
    My doctor has advised for blood test on 29th Aug.
    I am worried if no symptoms means negative result or are there still chances? Also can the test be done 2 days early?

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    marenostrum

    Hi,

    I failed a fresh IVF cycle in January 2016 with 4AA blastocyst and a frozen cycle in June 2016 with 4AB blastocyst. I am going through another frozen cycle now. I injected beta-hcg trigger shot 10,000 IU on 8/30/2016 and had 2BB blastocyst transfer on 9/7/2016. I did a HPT today which showed a faint line. My blood beta is due on 9/16/16. I have been suffering of breast tenderness, constipation and severe hemorrhoids since the transfer. I have been on twice a day crinone suppositories. Do you think my beta is due to the trigger shot? Thank you very much for your answer.

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      marenostrum

      Sorry, the transfer was on 9/5/2016, today is day 7 after the transfer. Thank you again!

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    Nutan Kachi

    Hi, I am on day 9 after a 3 frozen embryo transfer. I have pain on my left side, some headache, white water discharge… is it normal? My boobs also sore sometimes. Is it normal? I’m very worried.

  192. usuario
    Shade

    Hi,

    I had my second transfer on 20th of September 2016 and I went for test yesterday (3/10/16) to got the shock of my life ‘Negative’. I’ve been crying since bc l have lost hope of having my own children. We’ve emptied our savings bc of this, I really put all my hope in this second round but unfortunately I lost it. I am really afraid of being depressed right now. Will like to read from you, thank you.

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    SUNSHINE

    Hi there. I know its a trying time for you. After 5 attempts with different drs im pennyless. But there’s light at the end of the tunnel. When one door closes another 10 different doors will open. After all these failed attemps of mine, went thru a cancer scare like 4 times already. Heartbreaking, but what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. i know there’s a lot of pressure put on us as females. Men can’t really understand what we go thru. What I learnt from all of this is to save and save and that’s what I’m doing right now. I’m still at work atm. Wasn’t too sure if i should reply or not but decided to cause I think you needed some inspiration. You need to keep your head above water. Save for another treatment maybe 3rd time lucky for you. 9 out of 10 times its the embryos that are not selected properly and are transferred into us so that the drs can drive in fancy cars and live in top billing houses.

    There are a few drs that will honestly man up and say to you that this is not going to work. They know exactly what they put into to you. That I’m 100 percent sure of.

    So please perhaps change your dr or go for another treatment asap. Finance’s permitting.

    Don’t give up.

    Fertile wishes

    Sunshine

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    Mia Rakhra

    Hi,

    I am on day 3 post embryo transfer, it was a good-quality, 5-day embryo.
    I am not feeling any symptom. Is it important to have implantation bleeding or sometimes a woman can be pregnant without implantation bleeding? I am very nervous.

    Thanks

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      Glorimar

      Hi Mia,

      I had no symptoms at all but about 8 days after transfer I stated spotting. The following week I got a big fat positive test and I am expecting twins.

      Good luck!

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    Amy

    Hi, I did IVF transfer 3/4 days ago and I was fighting with my partner, I know silly! I was yelling (over nothing 😒). Then I started getting cramping for about 30-50 seconds, I stopped yelling and the cramping in the end stopped. Is this a bad sign? I know you’re not meant to get stressed and in the moment I was very stressed.

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    Christine Ogutu

    This is my first IVF attempt mainly because of a Genetic disorder. We’ve been able to have 5 children normally but lost 3 due to the disorder. I am over 40 and my fertility was perfect with grade A quality of eggs. My transfer was done on day 6 due to PGS delays. We wanted a boy child and clean off the disorder but results show we had all 6 embryo’s as girls and free of the disorder. We thank God for that though we were sad the boy wasn’t found- explanation is the boy chromosome could be weak or having a genetic issue. By day six the blastocysts were still developing well and my Doc advised that we transfer 3. Am I at risk of multiple pregnancy? And is there a chance that there are twins maybe a boy SEX could be amongst them? And is lack of sleep normal after transfer?

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    Afsana

    Hi Doctor,

    I had a 5-day embryo transfer on 29th Oct. I did three hCG test. First on 7th Nov which was around 17, the second on 10th Nov that was 42 and the last one on 11th Nov that was 62. Based on my physician I am pregnant and continuing with some required medication for three months. In the last 5 days, I am having spot like bleeding in pink either every day or every other day and feel pain in pelvis that last a few minutes and sometimes I feel pain in my neck, shoulder and knee and toe in my left only. I am so worried. I hope that I am not having an ectopic pregnancy. I discussed this with my physician and she suggested to do an ultrasound after 10 days from now. I would be grateful to have your comments and recommendations on this.

    With best wishes

  198. avatar
    HarJeet123

    Hi. I’m new here. I had a 5-day embryo transfer on 7th Nov and I had brown discharge last day and lower back pain evening time. Is it safe? And am I going tomorrow for blood test.

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    aravinda

    Hi doc… I had my (Frozen) embryo transfer 15 days ago. I’ve gone through ICSI and having PCOS. Using progesterone 6 tabs orally and gestone tabs vaginally – 2 tabs twice a day. My doc advised me to take a complete bed rest for a few days. But my situations can’t support me to have rest. I’m taking preg test since 4 days. Till now I didn’t get a positive result.. I’m scared about it.. Feeling tensed and about to cry. TTC since 4 years… Having menstrual cramps from 5 days… Sharp pain in the abdomen… Feeling tired.. I didn’t notice any spotting. Reply me: is there anything to worry? Waiting for the answer. Thank you.

  200. usuario
    Okolie Ngozi

    I had ET done on day 5. On that day, I saw blood even before the ET. Today is my day 5th post ET and each time I urinate I still see the blood. Is it possible for my menses to have come at that time? Will the embryo still be there or would it have come down with the blood? Am I still on the 2ww?

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    Roopa

    Hi, I had done ICSI on 19th Feb. After beta test 15 days past, hCG was 26mIU. Dr has suggested me to test after 3 days again. I have had no symptoms as of now. But starting yesterday I have occasional period like pains. Today I am having shoulder pain. Is it something to be worried?

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    Bukki

    Hi there, I am now 11-day embryo post transfer on my fist IVF. I have been feeling vaginal itchy for last few days. and I also got the brown discharge on my 8th-day post transfer. I am now feeling down a bit this is not working this time or something.

    Note: Normally I do feel this itchiness when I get the period.

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Dear Bukki,

      After any gynecological proceudre, women might feel some discomfort. However, if it is moderate-to-severe itchiness and lasts more than usually, you might have a vaginal infection caused by the transfer (when inserting the catheter, there’s some chance that bacteria enter your vaginal tract, thereby causing an infection). So, ideally, my advice is that you get an urinary tract infection (UTI) test done or visit your OB/GYN to rule out the possibility of a yeast infection or any other relation infection.

      I hope this helps,

      Best

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    Britt

    Hi Doctor,

    I am 4days post frozen 2 embryos and I have been feeling a little cramping but no implantation bleeding. I had a failed ivf last month. I know that some people don’t get implantation bleeding but if I had implantation bleeding with my first child through IUI and injectables should I get it with a second pregnancy?

    Thank you this 2ww is the worst.

    • avatar
      Andrea A.Assisted Reproduction Specialist

      Dear Britt,
      As you say, the two-week time you have to wait for the beta-hCG results is hard. I hope that, at the end of the journey, they will give you good news.

      Every pregnancy is different and unique, this is why the symptoms of the first pregnancy cannot be extrapolated to the second one. It is completely possible to be pregnant without having implantation bleeding even if you had it the first time.

      For that reason, the only solution is to wait until you get your beta-hCG result.

      I hope I have been able to help. Good luck!

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        Tintswalo

        I have done my embryo transfer on the 13th March 2017. I have been constipated for 5 days after my ET and experienced some cramps or pain on my stomach. I did the beta-HCG on the 23rd of March it was my day 10th. The results came back negative. On the 26th of March, it was Sunday and I experienced some bleeding. The blood was pinkish, it was heavy and it went on for 2days. I called my DR, told her about the blood n she said as the result came negative maybe it is the beginning of my period. But the pain in my stomach never stops. Again on the 9th of April the blood came back, this time was red, but still not heavy, it was normal as my period. Tt went on 2days then it stopped. And at that time I was on meds PROGESTEROON AND ESTROFEM. I will go to see my Dr on the 18th of April 2017. Should I be worried or it’s obvious that I’m not pregnant?

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    Renwantstobeamum

    We have been ttc for 14 years now and had hit a dead end with the nhs and doctors as no explanation apart from your overweight with pcos and infertile due to no periods…so decided to go abroad and have IVF last year with egg donors. It failed. so we went back again this year and from the 6 frozen embryos we had, 3 were put back in which were 3 days on the 22nd April 2017. I have had since then cramping all through, no bleeding or spotting and this time decided to hold off to test. As the IVF was abroad, I have to pay for my HCG test which I had on Saturday 7th May. I gave in and on day 12, I did a clearblue digital and normal test and both were positive showing 2-3 weeks. I was gobsmacked and excited of course as this is the first +tive we have ever seen. I did a test again the following day and again on Saturday and also showing positive. The only thing is on Saturday night whilst I wiped, I had a slight red bleed which was concerning and really bad cramping to the point i was in tears…I am on progynova tablets daily, folic acid, ecosprin, internal vaginal creams twice a day and a enoxin injection in the tummy daily too….i believe this is all because I am overweight and to help me get through this…My concern is now whether this is a real pregnancy or chemical one? I dont know what to expect anymore and just find myself analysing every single twitch and feeling. I have to wait for my hcg results to come back…but I dont know if I am actually having a baby or what…I do not even know if my GP will help me as I had IVF abroad…I am sooo scared and feel lonely…i also noticed brown spotting whilst cleaning last night but nothing major…

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    Renwantstobeamum

    I am back again with another update now although never got a comment on my previous thread.
    I had my 1st HCG results and the level was 341. i had another one done 96 hours later and the level was 731..As I had IVF abroad, my gynae believes this is not good…and that the embryos are bad quality or I am having an ectopic pregnancy… Anyone else… PLEASE help me… my brain is doing summersalts as I don’t know what to do and where to go.
    I have now booked a transvaginal scan on Sunday privately 🙁

    • avatar
      Andrea A.Assisted Reproduction Specialist

      Dear Renwantstobeamum,
      Beta-hCG levels are expected to duplicate every 48 or 72 hours. If your levels does not increase following this pattern it is and indicative that the embryo is not developing as it should.

      Taking into account your first beta-hCG measurement, it should be higher than it was within 96 hours in order to be sure that the pregnancy progresses properly.

      Since it has increased, even though not as much as expected, the recommendation is to repeat the beta-hCG analysis and to perform an ultrasound.

      Best of lucks.

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    PRN

    I had a 5 day embryo transferred on the 9th of May 17. Next day i bled red & brown blood. Next day i went to the doctor and she said “you have UT”I & gave me some medicines and now it’s ok. Doctor has told me it’s ok. Does it affect embryo implantation. Now it’s 9 days & I am feeling little cramps & too nervous. My HCG test is due for the 23rd May 17.

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    Archie

    Iam on 2ww. My FET was done on 15 may 2017. I have pcos so the egg quality was not good and they said only 2 B grade blastocysts they had for transfer and implantation chances are low. I had mild abdominal cramps in first week period. But now having no pain or cramps and i didnt get any spotting yet. I just having symptoms like fatigue and good appetite. Please guide me as there are pregnancy chances for me. My blood test is scheduled for 29th may.

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      Nj

      Hi Archi

      Sending lovely baby dust on ur way at 29May.
      Mine ET was done at 15/5/17 and OTD is scheduled at 30th may.

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    Nj

    Hi,
    My 1st IVF was done in November and I got a BFP at HPT but on due date got BHCG level 11.
    2nd FET of 5-day blastocyst with top quality egg and 11mm endometrial done in February and got a BFN.
    4rd FET done at 15th May with 2 5Day blastocyst and taking folic acid, CALC tablet. 2 Progynova 3 times a day and tummy injection, and begin vaginal tablets twice a day… I’m pretty sure it did not work becoz I’ve no symptoms, still no implantation bleeding, just sore boobs with large fluffy areola.
    I’ve Polycystic Ovary Disease and TTC since 10 years.

    Plz help me. Dr’s saying everything is very good… then why it’s not working?
    Thanx

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    Jordan

    Hi! I just had my ivf transfer on May 22nd, 3 – embryos. I did a hpt on Day 8th after transfer and got bfn. On day 10 after transfer I saw brown discharge and mild cramps and today on day 11th still have brown discharge does this mean I’m getting my period and process didn’t work? I have hcg on June 7th.

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    Aina Adeogun

    I am 48 years old and have opted for an IV after two miscarriages (conceived naturally) last year May and December. I had 2 follicles retrieved (26 June) and only one egg was good. I had an ET transfer (4 cell stage) on 28 June 2017 and my breasts had been full with sore nipples and a little cramping. I had been using the progesterone vaginal inserts and observed since yesterday evening 1st July that my breasts are no longer tender and i am no longer feeling cramps. Please advise, should i be worried although i read others comments and your response that i need to wait till day 10 but i am really worried. Please help

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      Pallavi Hodgson

      Did it worked for you? fingers crossed xx

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    Deepali

    Hello Doc,

    My 1st IVF was done with 2 embryos transferred from frozen on 13 July with 6.8 endometrium thickness, and I can’t get any pregnancy symptoms. I don’t know if that’s because of Progesterone supplements. Is it normal? I’m very worried, My beta is on 22 July

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      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Dear Deepali,

      Sorry for my delayed response.

      Not feeling any symptoms is not a negative thing. Each woman’s body works differently, so my advice is that you do not become obsessed with feeling symptoms. Many women get pregnant without even noticing symptoms, without it meaning it’s not going to work or something like that. The most accurate way to confirm whether you’re pregnant or not is by taking a pregnancy test on your due date, which as you said is on the 22nd of July. How was it?

      Best wishes!

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    Rihand

    I am on my 8th day after embryo transfer first two days i felt a little pain in my left and right ovaries and there was white discharges and my breast was hurting me on 6th and 7th day my breast didn’t hurt me anymore and i didn’t feel anything. Is this bad sign?

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    Dharshi

    Is it possible to have implantation a day after 5day fet?
    I had some brownish streak in discharge the day after when wiping only…

    • avatar
      Sandra F.Fertility counselor

      Hello Dharshi,

      No, it is not possible. It is caused by the transfer itself – the passage of the catheter through your vagina – and also due to the medications you’ve been taking for stimulation.

      I hope this helps,

      Best wishes

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