Once the embryo has been transferred, it is necessary to wait for two weeks before the pregnancy test. During this time, it is completely natural for the woman to take note of all the changes in her body. This is a time when one’s emotions start to become very intense and the slightest suspicion regarding a specific symptom will cause anxiety: does it mean something is wrong? Iranian Surgery is here to help.
Above all, it’s very important to remember that no symptoms exist that signify anything in particular. Obviously, profuse, continuous bleeding which appears similar to menstruation might indicate that the pregnancy has not come to term but the other symptoms have no clear significance.
. Bleeding: spotting –in all cases with less quantities of blood than during menstruation- after the embryo transfer is normal and usually disappears in two or three days. This is generally due to the tube passing through the cervix. If these symptoms occur, there is no need to be afraid, they are complete normal.
. Dizziness, tingling, wind or abdominal and lumbar pain: these symptoms are quite normal after an embryo transfer. They are largely due to the ovarian stimulation that has been performed on the woman, particularly in cases of in vitro fertilization using her eggs. They may also appear as a result of the follicular puncture or preparation for menstruation. In the event of receiving eggs from a donor, the dizziness may be due to the hormone treatment. Furthermore, the stress generated during this waiting time may also be responsible for the dizziness.
. Swelling and hardening of the nipples: this is a common symptom after administering hormones before the embryo transfer, specifically estrogen and progesterone. Both may cause liquid retention and a bloated, heavy sensation. In the presence of this type of discomfort and pain, analgesics such as paracetamol can be administered. They are safe and will help you feel better. It is only necessary to visit the doctor in the event of profuse bleeding, a high temperature (above 38 degrees) or persistent pain that does not disappear with analgesics.
Apart from physical symptoms the wait after the embryo transfer also takes a toll on the woman’s emotions. Nervousness, anxiety, insomnia or a feeling of instability caused by the process and its result may develop at this time.
This waiting period of 14 days is an intense time in terms of emotions. At Iranian Surgery, we usually recommend that our patients keep their minds occupied, lead a completely normal life and avoid important physical effort. It is sometimes worthwhile remembering that if the pregnancy were achieved using natural methods, the woman would not change her lifestyle until she knew that she was pregnant.
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For more information about the cost of IVF in Iran and to schedule an appointment in advance, you can contact Iranian Surgery consultants via WhatsApp number 0098 901 929 0946. This service is completely free.