Please Help Me!

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Registered: 08-30-2010
Please Help Me!
Mon, 08-30-2010 - 2:38pm

I am hoping there is someone out there that can give me advice or words of comfort… Can any of you offer guidance?

This morning, I have been having cramps that move back and forth between my lower back and my abdomen. They are generally dull, but every once in a while there will be a brief, sharper pain in the lower right side. I am also spotting. It is light pink to light red.

I am on day11 after an IUI. I am on Prometrium (a progesterone supplement), which is supposed to keep my period away. I’m wondering if is it's my period trying to start despite the medication? I’ve taken Prometruim in the past and this has never happened before. Has anyone ever spotted on this medication?


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Registered: 11-02-2009
Mon, 08-30-2010 - 4:50pm

I've taken prometrium the last two months after my IUI's and have spotted both months on them.


TTC #1 since Feb '09 with Unexplained Infertility: SA's all ok; b/w and HSG ok; Lap Mar '10 - mild endo on outside of right tube/uterus removed but not considered eno

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Registered: 03-26-2010
Mon, 08-30-2010 - 4:56pm

Hey rmcarter,

Me - (Amanda 27) My dh-- 26 We have been ttc # 1 for 3yrs 5mths My dh has severe oligospermia, Ivf with icsi is our only option. Ivf # 1--- failed Ivf # 2--- failed Ivf # 3-- hopefully in March 2013 at a new clinic!


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Registered: 07-21-2010
Mon, 08-30-2010 - 7:07pm

While I do not have personal experience with that I would say try a HPT. However I think I am an perhaps do not listen to me.....

Either way I wish you much luck!


"Even miracles take a little time." ~ Fairy Godmother: Cinderella

M/C November 2009

Metformin December 2009

Clomid #1 50mg April 2010 = no O :-(

Clomid #2 100mg May 2010 = BFN

Clomid #3 150mg July 2010 = BFN





"Even miracles take a little time." ~ Fairy Godmother: Cinderella

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Registered: 02-03-2010
Mon, 08-30-2010 - 9:42pm

I had prometrium in the form of vaginal suppositories. My clinic said that sometimes you can get some bleeding because of the irritation from the suppositories. Not sure if what form you are taking it in.

Also - the month I got my BFP I definitely had cramping and totally felt like AF was on her way - so don't give up hope yet. Sometimes early PG symptoms act just like our AF symptoms.

Fingers crossed that the spotting is nothing and you get your BFP.


Finally pregnant with our first with the help of Donor Sperm and IUI after 3 years of TTC!!

Due Date: March 3, 2011

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Tue, 08-31-2010 - 7:54pm

I have not been on Prometrium but I have had an IUI. When I got PG on my IUI, it felt like af was coming and I had the same type of cramps so it was confusing. That PG ended in an ectopic one unfortunately. Did you test today? When I had my IUI, the doctor said to start testing on day 12.

Good luck!

TTC 1st child since 2006
June 16, 2010: IUI w/ Femara BFP (Ectopic - Methotrexate shot) RE sidelined me until November cycle for next IUI :(

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Registered: 08-30-2010
Tue, 08-31-2010 - 10:53pm

I am so sorry about your etopic pregnancy. :(

I have not tested yet. My doctor said to test on Day 14, so hubby's making me wait until then. :-/

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Registered: 02-22-2009
Wed, 09-01-2010 - 9:23am

I am on CD 28, 12 dpiui,

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