Implantation Symptoms after Embryo Transfer

Submitted by Nick on January 19, 2012

An embryo transfer refers to the last and final step of the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) process, which takes place after a woman's eggs have been fertilized in a lab. During this step of the process, one or more embryos (fertilized eggs) are transferred into a woman's uterus, with the intention of establishing a pregnancy. When the fertilized egg get attached or "implanted" into the walls of the uterus, a phenomenon, which is known as implantation occurs. However, not all...


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...cases of embryo transfer are successful and result in pregnancy. Moreover, the waiting period that is usually recommended between the embryo transfer and taking a pregnancy test, for an accurate diagnosis can be a difficult time. Fortunately, there are several implantation symptoms after embryo transfer that can help a woman to know, if she is pregnant or not. Contrary to what most women think, the implantation signs after embryo transfer are almost exactly the same as the implantation symptoms after any other regular pregnancy. Therefore, if the implantation symptoms after embryo transfer are visible even after a week or so, it may be best to either undergo another pregnancy test, or consult a doctor for a detailed checkup.

Implantation symptoms after embryo transfer

There are many signs and symptoms that are seen around a week or so after implantation, which can let a woman know that she is pregnant. Some of the most common implantation symptoms after embryo transfer are:

Implantation bleeding after embryo transfer

There are many women, who notice vaginal bleeding or spotting, soon after the implantation process. The color of the blood is generally pink or brown and the flow is so light that several women do not even notice it. Moreover, while implantation bleeding or spotting is a common occurrence it is not necessarily visible during every single pregnancy.

Implantation cramping after embryo transfer

Most women notice abdominal cramps and pain, close to their period due date even after implantation takes place and they get pregnant. However, it is very common for women to mistake this particular symptom for the start of their menstrual cycle.

Another implantation symptom after embryo transfer includes basal body temperature. It is absolutely natural for any woman to take a pregnancy test as soon as any of the implantation symptoms after embryo transfer become evident. However, it is important to note that taking a test very early in the pregnancy could lead to a negative reading even if the woman is pregnant.

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