Any thoughts? Past experiences, etc?
Any thoughts? Past experiences, etc?
No experience but lots of hugs. Please hang in there and kepp us updated
I just found this on the Stanford IVF site:
"...it is common to have a sensation of heaviness or cramping in your pelvis 4-10 days after egg retrieval. Your ovaries frequently enlarge at this time. If you are gaining weight rapidly (more than a pound a day) which can occur due to fluid retention, or if you are not urinating the normal amount for you, or if you have any other concerns, please call. Light bleeding sometimes occurs in the weeks following egg retrieval, even if there is a normally developing pregnancy."
I guess all I can do is monitor the situation and try to distract myself as much as possible.
Stanford is where I went! My direct doctor was/is the medical director herself, Valerie Baker! I had tinges of red and cramping after an FET (frozen embryo transfer using embryos left over from prior cycles). I'm due in December. I also had a f*ck-ton of pain and cramping and some bleeding after the fresh cycles. Cycle #1 did result in twins I lost. Cycle #2 was nothing.
It is COMPLETELY normal. It's concerning, but it is normal.
Thank you all for your posts. I have been looking for a forum talking about the presence of both cramping and bleeding. I have received so much comfort because I have the same issues.I am most comforted by Poetgirl who went on to have a successful pregnancy test! I had my transfer on 17 Feb 2012, 3 strong, textbook description embryos. I have not been going to work, dedicating my time to this process. I had mild cramps through out but on day 9 after transfer, I had severe abdominal pain and bleeding when I wiped. This was on Saturday early morning. I went to the doctor and she found blood traces in my urine. She said it was microscopic. About 11 am when I wiped again, there was blood. Then it disappeared until I had another severe pain this morning (Monday) when I doubled over in pain and there was blood on wiping. I am due for an hcg test today and I am worried. I realy dont know what to expect:(
Okay...it seems like all of you except for Shahrzad are no longer active. Well, Shah, I tested positive today with 202.2 beta hcG! I simply cannot believe it! Witha combination of all those terrible cramps and spotting, I expected that I had lost the embryos. I'm gonna go in two weeks time to check how many took. Please let me know how you are doing. These blogs have really helped me. My husband is SO grateful because each time I read them, I felt so much better and it took the pressure off him to try and cheer me up when he no longer didnt know how. I mean, he was a ball of emotions as well. We are really pleased with the outcome.
hopenlove - Congrats!!!! Hope you have a h&h 9 months. I'm friends w/ Poetgirl and yes, you are right, this thread doesn't seem very active but she did go on to have a healthy baby!!!! Just so you know, there is an IVF graduate thread that is pretty active under the I'm Pregnant area with a lot of great ladies over there that I'm sure would welcome you w/ open arms if you are looking for a group to stay in contact w/. Take care!!!
I hope some of you are still active. I was searching the forum for any information on cramping and I finally found this one! I had my retrieval done about 4 days ago now and yesterday I experienced the worst cramps. The first couple days I had cramps but they were very mild. Yesterdays cramps were so bad that it made me throw up. I contacted my doctor and she told me to take tylenol. About an hour later the cramping went away. I was exhausted after though! =)
I was very glad to find you guys, it is very encouraging to read others posts.