Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

126 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What causes lower abdominal pain after an IUI?

Answered by
Dr. Manisha Jain


Practicing since :2007

Answered : 5137 Questions

Posted on Tue, 2 Sep 2014 in Women's Health
Question: Hello had IUI on 4th and 5th of Aug (2 insems), on clomid from day 3-5. period is 31 days average, usually irreglar. I did get a trigger shot on aug 3 HCG as well. I am experiencing lower abdomen pain, lower back pain as you would like cramps when you have your periods, and my upper two thighs hurt as well. What does this mean? I also feel naueous from time to time. But rarely. Sometimes a bit hot. What does all this mean?
Answered by Dr. Manisha Jain 7 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Detailed Answer:
Hello mam, thanks for trusting health care magic.
This mild pain is due to rupture of follicles most probably and the nausea is due to HCG injection and progesterone given to you for luteal support.
Keep taking your medicines as prescribed.
Wish you all the best and in case you have other questions I will be happy to help.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Manisha Jain 40 minutes later
I'm having very bad lower back ache and all around my pelvis exactly like I do when I have my periods. is this an indication of peiods or pregnancy maybe?
Answered by Dr. Manisha Jain 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
UPT after 5 days

Detailed Answer:
If you have started having this pain which you usually experience during periods then it is suggestive of upcoming periods most probably (failed IUI) but it is not sure a sign because some pregnant women experience periods like symptoms but still turn out to be pregnant eventually.
You need to wait for another 4-5 days and do a urine pregnancy test and see for result.
If positive visit your gynecologist as soon as possible and in case negative stop all medicines and wait for periods.
Wish you luck.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Manisha Jain 40 hours later
My progesterone level came back at 42 IUI post 7 days. I was informed by my clinic to come back on IUI post 14days for a blood test for pregnancy. My main question is if the progesterone level indicates early possibilty of pregnancy and I only experience period cramps a day before my period is about to start or on the day of. So these cramps are very unusually as I still have lower abdomen pain. Please answer and advise. Thank you.
Answered by Dr. Manisha Jain 11 hours later
Brief Answer:
false results

Detailed Answer:
Hello mam, these cramps can be an indicator of upcoming periods or just because of the cervical manipulation done at the time of IUI and in either case the confirmation of pregnancy will be at 14 days post procedure by urine pregnancy test or bHcg testing.
This progesterone level testing is now a days obsolete because it has very low predictive value as it comes high in pregnancy and also under the effect of hormones given externally to support pregnancy.
So many gynecologists don't prescribe this test anymore.
I understand your anxiety for confirmation as soon as possible but false hopes will not give you long term happiness.
So it will best to wait for 14 days post IUI.
All the best and may god bless you with a healthy child soon.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Shanthi.E

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Drug/Medication ,  
Lab Tests
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Back pain

doctor1 MD

Hi! My son has problems pooping, he is very constipated. We have given him enimas, laxatives,prun juice, anything fibre and nothings working. He gets really bad abdominal pain and an upset stomach and the dr s here don t seem to be doing anything can you give an idea on what to do? \I have a daughter that has urinary tract infections all the time. She has had fevers for the last week,and she has lower abdominal pain and back pain. She has also been complaining of headaches and her shoulder joints and her knees are sore. She looks sick in the eyes, her eye lids are a little red and swollen. Her eyes were red as well and I think there is something wrong with her but I get the same run around from the dr s. Our family dr said she had pinworms which she did not. What should I do with her and what would you recommend is wrong with her and what should I do?

doctor1 MD

My Sister is 44 years old. She had an EKG and they said her heart rate was slow (50). She has been nauseated and throwing up for a week, no energy, sharp pains in back of head and jaw, blood was in her throw up once, chest is sore, burping a lot, bowels different, what could this be

doctor1 MD

X-ray taken to determine source of back pain. Kidney stone suspected. Found oblong two part white spot between kidney and spine. size 1 x1/8 . What is this? Also left kidney misshape with round circle against wall, while right kidney perfectly formed. What is this?

doctor1 MD

Okay so my friend is on the Depo shot and she has never been on her period on it before this month... she is peeing clear liquid and has acute pain in her lover back rating at a seven out of ten... she has had the back pain for about 2 years what could it be?

doctor1 MD

I get a lower back pain which is excrucitating right after my cycle ends.its remians for 4-5 days. And have to take painkillers.Its very debiliating.The feeling is like something in stuck inside which is unable to come out.My lower portion gets...

doctor1 MD

very small amount of brownish discharge after wiping, I finished my period just under 2 weeks ago, although I can't be precise. any reason for this?

doctor1 MD

I am 77 and take heart disease medications. I have lower back pain , am fatigued and joint pain. Suggestions?