Post # 1
Last month I did IVF with my retrieval on August 22nd. My period was August 28 for about a week.
My DH and I were intimate on September 18th. I don’t ovulate on my own (although there have been months in between medicated cycles that I ovulated on my own).
Yesterday evening I had some pinkish spotting when I wiped. Very light, almost watery consistency. I thought maybe AF would start today, but nothing more.
I am under more stress this month (we recently lost my FIL), but I’ve had no PMS symptoms at all this month.
I know IB doesn’t always happen (and probably not with my history) but I’m wondering if anyone has experienced a delay in future periods following IVF? We are doing an FET this fall.
Thanks for any advice, have a great day, ladies! 🙂
Post # 2
It’s almost as if my period is “stuck” inside. I only have dry, old blood, spotting if even. Maybe I do need Provera when I see my RE next week…
Post # 3
I’m sorry more ladies aren’t able to chime in. I don’t have any experience with anovulatory cycles – for both of my retrievals I was put on provera to induce a period. My best guess is that your hormones are just too low to induce a period on your own. What are your e2 levels at when not on a medicated cycle? Low estrogen can inhibit uterine lining from growing, and then a very faint/non-existant period. I don’t think your period is “stuck” per say, but that something is off that your lining either isn’t building or isn’t shedding when your hormones are generally supposed to drop. Again, though, if you aren’t ovulating on your own…you aren’t going to get a period and what you describe sounds simliar to breakthrough bleeding.
Post # 4
Hi! I only had one unovulatory cycle after DS and “AF” isn’t really AF is more spotting/breakthrough bleeding. Are they planning to put you on BCP to regulate your cycles before FET?
Post # 5
Thank you, that is very helpful. My e2 levels are usually pretty low for non-medicated cycles. Your explanation makes a lot of sense. 🙂
Thank you for sharing your experiences. They had mentioned that I will likely need Provera to induce a period, and then begin the transfer meds.