Question about Implantation bleeding.

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Registered: 07-11-2003
Question about Implantation bleeding.
Mon, 07-14-2003 - 8:37am

Im new to the board - IVF #1, due to have my PG test in 2 days.

I have had some blood for the last three days and i have had cramping on and off since my transfer. I understand that light bleeding can often be due to Implantation ... and i also read somewhere on this board that it is quite common for IVF pregnancies to bleed due all the stimulation over building the uterine linning (makes sense - does anyone know anything about this?)

soooo... im not toally ruling out a positive PG (though i have to say i have been going out of my mind this last week waiting) My bleedinG has been light ( not enough for a pad only a liner)and has varried in colour betwen brown and red.

What i really wanted to ask was how long should implantation bleeding ussual last ...what are your experiences??? Even though i think it is too light for me to call it my period .... it worries me that it has been going on for three days ... I know i only have to wait 2 more days to know the result but im going out of my mind trying to figure out what my bodies doing.... any feedback would be greatly apreciated.

Thanks heaps

Carlie x

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Registered: 07-07-2003
Tue, 07-15-2003 - 9:21pm

I'm afraid I can't give you an answer about implantation bleeding, as my first attempt at IVF was unsuccessful. I didn't have any bleeding.

I wanted to write to wish you good luck on your pg test. I will keep you in my prayers tonight. I know something like this deserves all the prayer we can afford it.

Best wishes,


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Registered: 07-11-2003
Wed, 07-16-2003 - 12:19am
Hi Shari...

Thank you so much for your prayers... that is one thing we really need right now.

I started AF yesterday, so we didnt make it to the PG test...We are both taking it really hard... and on top of that i suffered alot of pain with my AF(settled down a little now)

we started TTC about 3yrs ago ...I was diagnosed with endo about a year and a half ago, i had surgery and 6 months of meds to treat it, and was then told to try agin with the help of clomid , which we did for another 6 months and resulting in no preg... so we decided to take the IVF step ... and as you know #1 failed... I think it feels worse that when you are trying naturally... the situation feels more hopeless. As im sure you totally understand.

How did you deal with it... what is your story / diagnosis ... do you think there is still hope if the first one fails ... i still have 7 eggs frozen.

My DH is dealing with his grief alot differently than me ... he is feeling really angry , and sad, and i am just deeply sad and feeling a little hopeless... and like its my fault

Are you going to try again? How long have you been TTC

Its nice to talk to someone who really understands what i am feeling...

I will keep you in my prayers also, hope to hear from you soon



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Registered: 07-11-2003
Fri, 07-18-2003 - 5:56pm
I know what you mean about it being worse when science has been used. It feels to me sometimes that it shouldn't fail! How dare it when every advantage has been made to insure the sperm and the egg do their thing, or as with ivf that the baby's already started, how dare it decide to give up? But that's just the frustration squawking. :(

From what I've read even with IVF it may take a few tries, so you should remain hopeful and keep trying until the insurance or your savings run out. That's what I'll be doing. My 2ww ends Monday then it's on to my first IVF if this last IUI failed.

Good luck.

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Registered: 07-11-2003
Fri, 07-18-2003 - 9:15pm
I know i definately agree with what you are saying... you think it should impact you as much as when you dont get PG naturally, but i think it is the fact that( like you said ) you know that the embie has started to develop, and all it has to do is latchon and keep going.

I have endo, so i think i am going to have another lap, just bo be sure before i give it another shot... half of me wants to go for it straight away and the other half has been a little traumatised by the whole experience i think... but through the help of the wonderful ladies on this board and the endo board i have confidence that there is still a pretty good chance on my second try.

I hope you get a +PG at the end of your 2WW ...

keep posted