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embryo transfer and cramping

just trying to find out if it is normal to have cramping after a transfer  like period cramps and movement in my lower abdomen
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It is not uncommon.
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Yes!  mild cramping is very very common following IVF transfer.  You could be feeling any of the following.   Implantation (some women do feel it happening.. others do not)  Mild cramps caused by the uterus stretching to create more space for the new embryo, cramps caused by progestrone injections (if you are doing PIO shots).

Mild cramping can continue through your first trimester.  I have them now.  I'm told it's the uterus getting larger for the baby.

If cramping becomes sharp or severe, or if you have bleeding with them, call your doctor immediately.

hope this helps you.
Good luck to you.. sticky vibes!
Carrie
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hi i had my transfer 2 days ago and today im getting period crams i was wondering did you get preg after the transfer cus im ancsious to know i had 13 eggs retreaved and 4 were good but only one got transfered i have 10 days to find out
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I had cramps with my first IVF cycle and got pregnant. The cramps are very mild, you feel like you're about to get your period and you keep checking...but nothing happens.  My RE told me that it was a good sign and that my uterus is stretching.  I miscarried during the first cycle of IVF and just did another cycle.  I've had cramps all along, then the cramps got more severe 2 days ago and then went away.  I'll find out tomorrow whether i'm pregnant or not.
Good luck to you!
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hi, i had my et on 2/20 and i will find out if i am preg on 2/29, good luck!!! its my 1st ivf.. the transfered 2 on day 5 at blastcyst stage... i am having very mild cramping but also some back pain... i keep checking when i go to the bathrm, i had this feeling...sometimes i wonder if i am just imagining all this stuff... say a prayer...
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Second cycle of IVF didn't work for us.  Found out yesterday that i'm not pregnant.
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Hi
We'll this is my final attempt at IVF, but I have my preg test on 2/29 also. Maybe we'll both be lucky. As far as the cramping..if you're checking for your period, from my experience my period has taken 5-7 days after the preg test. So cramping is probably a good sign!!!!! Best of luck.
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Hi,
I posted a comment to samg200 that I meant to post to you.....
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Hi Amy;

do you know how long before I know about the preg test on 2/29?? is it the same day or the next day.  did you get your progestrone checked.. i had my checked on 2/24 and the dr said it was higher than 20 and that it was good...maybe i am imaginning but i thought i felt something funny with my breast,  not sure if it to early for that...what about you???? good luck for 2/29... i wanna get off this roller coaster ride, its not fun...
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sorry to hear about your preg test.. r u trying again??  its hard I know...sometimes I wonder where we find the strentgh
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Hi gigi8,

I don't know if I'll try again...i'm too scared, too scared to get my hopes up. It's almost like, do I want to do that to myself all over again? get better and then get worse? I told my husband that i wanted to try naturally for a while, but he doesn't agree.  He says that I may miss that chance if I don't try, and thatthe next cycle may be the one...the one to give us a little miracle.

We're going in to the clinic today for a re-conference with the doctor.  It'll be interesting, I mean, what can he say?

How are you doing? did you get your results back?
wish you the best of luck...
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hii all iam new on this web ihad my first ivf oon march /01/2008. transfer 2 embryo od day 4. my due date to do blood test is 15/march. i am having cramps on my lower abdomen and some times nausea and hadache .  on day 8 post transfer i went to private clinic and i did blood test hcg was negative . i was disapointed and crying .is there is any chance to be pregnant or my result to be negative? did  i perfom test very early ? plz help?
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is there any chance to be pregnant ? is there any chance my result to be positive?
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I had cramping after transfer too.  I felt like my period is going to come soon.  And thank God that my test result a few days ago was positive :)  And I am still having cramps.  I would think testing on day 8 will be too soon since hcg took some time to be produced after implantation.  If I were you, I won't do any further tests except the one scheduled on Mar 15 since it is not going to change the result.

Sorry that I can't say whether there is a chance you will be pregnant.  Just sharing my personal experience here.  Different people have different responses.  During my "stressful 2-week wait", my husband and I kept telling ourselves "Hope for the best and prepare for the worst".  Good luck to you!
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I can't say whether there's a chance you'll be pregnant or not...
I had many of the same symptoms but was not pregnant.  Sometimes the meds and hormones you're taking have the same effect...the progesterone causes nausea, cramps, and headaches.
The best thing you can do right now is relax, and like PrayForBaby said, hope for the best and prepare for the worst.  The best advice I can give you through these hard times is to have faith, your turn will come. With hard work, persistence, and a good will, you will reach your dream some day.  Set yourself a long term goal...like "i'd like to be pregnant within the next 2 years"...and let it go...
I've signed up for a 3rd round of IVF that will start the second week of May.  I'm going to keep trying until I walk out of that clinic with a baby!
Best of luck with the results this weekend, you'll have to let me know how it goes-
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hi all, did my transfer on the 19th of march and have been having cramps since then.I believe God for best anyway.I will be overjoyed.babyforzandy
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hi all,

Is it possible to conduct a home pregnancy test in the wrong manner?  Our transfer was on the 10th of March, and we were instructed to do the test today (24th), the test was negative, but I was so anxious I did it at about 3:00 am and had already gone to the bathroom at about 12:00 pm, would this affect the results?
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by kaya88 March 24th, 2008 7:48PM

To: all members

Hi all I recently transfer on the 13th March and had a pregnancy test done on 22nd March and it was negetive. I was so disappointed that i cried so much now I just want to give up on trying to get pregnant, but my husband is so strong in all of this he is still having hope that I am pregnant because I have not seen a period and I have being have mild cramps and head ache and feeling upset. I pray that this hope of his is true because I really want to be pregnant because this will be our first baby. Can I be pregnant.

Please help.
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Hello, this is my first attempt with IVF after several failed IUI attempts.  It's been a week since the transfer and I've been having mild cramps.  I'm assuming the worst that my period is on it's way.  I have a great doctor and group of nurses who encourage me not to give up hope yet.  I googled cramps after transfer and found this forum.  I'm thankful to hear that some folks have had cramps prior to a positive BT.  I pray that we all are blessed with little one(s) soon.  All the tests and drugs have been difficult but waiting has been the worst.  

Has anybody else had cramps and other period symptoms and got a +?
I can't help but feel discouraged because of how lousy I'm feeling.  Thanks for all your guidance and supprot!
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You are all incredible woman, very strong at heart, my prayers are with you all.I am in day 8 after embryo transplant, and yes have cramping usually in the evening. Stomach is bloated and l am extremley tired however l am on progesteron shots and estrace, so who knows what is happening.
   Has anyone had the cramping and lower left side feels tender. i had 3 eggs transplanted ,some days l feel something is happening and others l don't feel a thing......any thoughts?????
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I had similar feelings the first time I did IVF.  The cramps were severe and I went to see the doctor.  He examined my stomach and told me that the cramps are a good sign.  It's a sign that my uterus is stretching.  I did get pregnant during that cycle but miscarried.  I was also taking the progesterone shots (ughhh what a horrible feeling it was) and the estrace. Now during the second cycle, my camps were less severe and I had the same symptoms (tender breasts, fatigue, bloating), but these are all side effects of the progesterone.  I hope that your cramps are a sign of pregnancy, and not side effects of the progesterone.  Let me know what happens, best of luck to you and all the other women out there....
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What does it mean? I am a little lost cause I really want this embryo ivf to work!!! Desperate and now have to wait 10 more days!
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