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What causes bleeding after embryo transfer?

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Posted on Wed, 20 May 2015
Question: I had to embryoes transfered 19 days ago.Started to bleed on saturday. It is not heavy bleeding but I worry a lot. Is there anything I can do?
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Answered by Dr. Neel Kudchadkar (55 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You are experiencing normal "bleeding". it'll go away. 100%.

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXX,

It is very common for a woman to bleed after embryos have been transferred. This is a very common situation. This takes place due to changes in levels of hormones. If you are really concerned, you can reassure yourself that all is fine by doing a hormone check. The next cause of bleeding involves the organs manipulated during the embryo transfer. This goes away within a short span of time. There are some rare causes of bleeding that can occur, that are unlikely, like progesterone being used. During embryo transfer the cervix, the "cap" of the womb becomes more susceptible to bleeding.

None of these are any reason to worry because it happens to almost everyone.

Regards,
Dr. Neel Kudchadkar
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Follow up: Dr. Neel Kudchadkar (37 minutes later)
Thank you so much for your answer. I incrcreased progestrone to day 9 mg from 8 mg and Progynova to10 mg. Is it too much? Should I go back to normal dose?
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Answered by Dr. Neel Kudchadkar (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I am optimistic about your entering motherhood.

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXX,

I say yes. Go ahead with it, But I'd like to examine you clinically in person which I cannot, over the internet, so get checked by a local doctor, an OBGYN. He or she will have the same opinion because it's a fact. Kindly do not self medicate, by increasing or decreasing doses. (I did not ever say that you have done so.) It's a delicate situation. Avoid distress. Avoid stress. Take good care of yourself and prepare for motherhood.

Wishing you all the best in advance.

Dr. Neel Kudchadkar.
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Follow up: Dr. Neel Kudchadkar (9 hours later)
How much can I bleed before it get dangerous? I got clear red blood
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Answered by Dr. Neel Kudchadkar (12 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Take care of yourself by being prudent and careful.

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXX,

1. That is rather vague because how much do you mean by "how much".
2. You are the best to judge this. The amount of bleeding is not the same
for all women.
3. If you are alarmed, then by all means visit a doctor.
4. This is a really practical solution, and will give you peace of mind.

Thanks,
Dr. Neel Kudchadkar.
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What causes bleeding after embryo transfer?

Brief Answer: You are experiencing normal "bleeding". it'll go away. 100%. Detailed Answer: Dear XXXX, It is very common for a woman to bleed after embryos have been transferred. This is a very common situation. This takes place due to changes in levels of hormones. If you are really concerned, you can reassure yourself that all is fine by doing a hormone check. The next cause of bleeding involves the organs manipulated during the embryo transfer. This goes away within a short span of time. There are some rare causes of bleeding that can occur, that are unlikely, like progesterone being used. During embryo transfer the cervix, the "cap" of the womb becomes more susceptible to bleeding. None of these are any reason to worry because it happens to almost everyone. Regards, Dr. Neel Kudchadkar