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What causes constipation post embryo transfer?

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Posted on Fri, 2 Jan 2015
Question: Hi Doctor


I had embryo transfer on this past 12/05/14 Friday afternoon (day 3 transfer ) and was severley constipated 2 days post . As a result I strained during bowel movements. Now I'm scared I may have accidentally pushed out the 1 embryo! Is this possible or are they secure once in the womb? I know they can't fall out through sneezing etc. but can severe pushing actually push them out?
Once they are in the womb do they embed in the lining (embed, not implant)...can they move about?
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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Koregol (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Straining wont affect

Detailed Answer:
Hi

I read your query and I understand your concerns.

Following is my reply

1. Constipation is known to occur after oocyte retrieval.

2. This happens due to increased progesterone hormone in the body.

3. Embryos once transferred won't get implanted immediately. It takes about 5 days for implantation and embedded after that.

4. They won't be expelled out when you strain due to constipation or put more pressure to pass stool.

5. Hence don't worry about embryos to have expelled out due to this.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Mahesh Koregol (54 minutes later)
Thank you doctor.

I hadn't had a bowel movement since this past Friday morning. I had the transfer this past Friday Afternoon I was feeling about to have to go to bowell movement this aftertnoon and I push hard strain and I was afraid if the embryo didn't feel out because when I peed I saw something come out so i am worried. So today is day 2 post transfer
I also using twice a day endometrium progesterone with strace stardiol 2 mg together to support pregnancy. I hope.
Is the cervix is close to embrio wont fall out? Thanks again doc
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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Koregol (9 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Embryo wont fall out

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Let me reassure you that embryos will not fall out due to this straining.

Medicines you are taking are good enough. Cervix will be closed. Don't worry.

Wish you successful pregnancy
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Mahesh Koregol (23 hours later)
Thank you so much doctor. I will do my first beta on 12/17/14. I hope is a BFP
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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Koregol (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Wish you all the best

Detailed Answer:
Hi

I wish you all the best for test.

Any time if you wish to ask me any queries you can begin your query as " query for Dr. Mahesh Koregol".
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes constipation post embryo transfer?

Brief Answer: Straining wont affect Detailed Answer: Hi I read your query and I understand your concerns. Following is my reply 1. Constipation is known to occur after oocyte retrieval. 2. This happens due to increased progesterone hormone in the body. 3. Embryos once transferred won't get implanted immediately. It takes about 5 days for implantation and embedded after that. 4. They won't be expelled out when you strain due to constipation or put more pressure to pass stool. 5. Hence don't worry about embryos to have expelled out due to this.