IVF/ICSI Support Group

Dreamscometrue

Well-Known Member
Hi...i did FET on 6 dec and have been spotting since sat and menses came full flow on sunday...however, i went for blood test yesterday and it showed hcg 33.4....i went for blood test today again and it showed 40plus...doc advised me to go back for support jab and retest again on thursday...any one have similar encounter before??? Worried is ectopic...
I think for etopic the hcg level is much higher? What did the doctor say?
 

yy116

Member
I think for etopic the hcg level is much higher? What did the doctor say?
Take support jab now then thursday go back for blood test..too early to do any scan....if hcg drop, then is miscarriage...if not, is threatened miscarriage...but my menses came full flow already....so i am lost...
 

towkayneo

Well-Known Member
Take support jab now then thursday go back for blood test..too early to do any scan....if hcg drop, then is miscarriage...if not, is threatened miscarriage...but my menses came full flow already....so i am lost...
I think best to wait till thursday then you will have a clearer pix. in the meantime, bed rest pls.
 

Bunny33

Well-Known Member
Take support jab now then thursday go back for blood test..too early to do any scan....if hcg drop, then is miscarriage...if not, is threatened miscarriage...but my menses came full flow already....so i am lost...
It could be a chemical preg. Rest well n discuss with dr the next step.
 

hajar

Well-Known Member
I see. I only managed to yield 4 eggs with 150 gonal f or menopur and out of it, 1st round 3 matured, 2nd round only 1 matured.
Ic...Dont give up.I wanted to give up the last one.But since dr tan said believe in it.with heavy heart still i just proceeded and i didnt bother much abt it during tww.didnt pay much atention to it.didnt focus on it.in fact i went to work.during 7 day hl i went window shoping 2 hrs daily
 

Venusjas

New Member
Hi im selling my immunocal at 96$ . Thats the price i bought and retail is selling more than $100 . Expiry in Aug 2020.
I have not open before. Its 30 sachets in a box. Let me know if interested. Thanks
 

behopeful

Member
Hi all, I have a brand new box of glucophage 750 mg, 13 tablets of duphaston and 30-40 tablets of folic acid from life extension to give away. These are medications taken when you’re doing ivf with suresh and some are duphaston when you are pregnant. Please PM for collection if interested. Thank you
 

endowarrior

New Member
5, 3, 1...hahaha
Hi! Been a lurker for a long time and going to try for my second one soon..

Can I check what did you do to have 3 successful cycles? Did you change your diet and have the same medications for all your cycles? I'm finding it hard to be strict with my diet now after giving birth... :confused:
 

Jux2

New Member
I did...cos I was bleeding for first few months and I was kiasee, so since there would be no side effects, I ate till like almost 6 months.
May I know how bad is your bleeding..? I am also bleeding with red and brown discharge.. this week should be week 6-7. I went o&g last Friday and doc increase my Duphaston from 2 times to 3 times a day from 2 times and said to monitor.. but my bleeding persist.. not sure if I should go check..
 

Uptheair

New Member
May I know how bad is your bleeding..? I am also bleeding with red and brown discharge.. this week should be week 6-7. I went o&g last Friday and doc increase my Duphaston from 2 times to 3 times a day from 2 times and said to monitor.. but my bleeding persist.. not sure if I should go check..
Just go in get checked and scan if you don’t feel assured. I had bleeding as well eversince I got pregnant. Was bleeding out in pads with larges clots and cramps at week 6 until my doctor had to hospitalise me for observation. Went on for about a week plus and continued spotting even until today (week 12+).
 

Bunny33

Well-Known Member
May I know how bad is your bleeding..? I am also bleeding with red and brown discharge.. this week should be week 6-7. I went o&g last Friday and doc increase my Duphaston from 2 times to 3 times a day from 2 times and said to monitor.. but my bleeding persist.. not sure if I should go check..
Request for a support jab. If u are with Govt hospital n they are not willing to give just walk in to pte gynae.
 

Hopeful23

Member
Does anyone know how is the waiting time in terms of the time from booking to actual appt and queue time when we arrive at Dr tan hh's new clinic?
 

Mellyn

Member
Does anyone know how is the waiting time in terms of the time from booking to actual appt and queue time when we arrive at Dr tan hh's new clinic?
I can’t comment on the time from booking to actual alot but the q time is much much shorter than I used to see him at kkh clinic D. Less than 15mins if it is not crowded.
 

towkayneo

Well-Known Member
May I know how bad is your bleeding..? I am also bleeding with red and brown discharge.. this week should be week 6-7. I went o&g last Friday and doc increase my Duphaston from 2 times to 3 times a day from 2 times and said to monitor.. but my bleeding persist.. not sure if I should go check..
I was constantly having brown spotting till week 12, so when I sneezed or walked too much, I could feel spotting with brown discharge with red tinge, occasionally with dark red bleeding. Yeah, I was on duphaston 3x, inserts also. I went got support jabs almost once every week - report to KKH O&G when the brown spotting got too much or colour change to dark red.
 

towkayneo

Well-Known Member
Hi! Been a lurker for a long time and going to try for my second one soon..

Can I check what did you do to have 3 successful cycles? Did you change your diet and have the same medications for all your cycles? I'm finding it hard to be strict with my diet now after giving birth... :confused:
Nope, I did not change my diet and yes, medications are the same with slight increase in dosage due to age. I was under THH.
 

najnaj

New Member
Hi
Does anyone encountered continuous bleeding or spotting after hcg drop to 0 ? I had my blood test done after my first menses finished, n it is confirmed that hcg is already 0. But i m still having continuous spotting (even with fresh blood) after hcg drops to 0. My miscarriage was in around mid Nov. My hcg is very low to start with, n was advised to wait naturally.
Very frustating to see bleeding even after hcg drop to 0..n dont think is my next menses, as my previous one (the 1st menses after mc) is just 2 weeks ago. I started yoga since some weeks back, but doubt it causes bleeding
 

Dreamscometrue

Well-Known Member
Hi
Does anyone encountered continuous bleeding or spotting after hcg drop to 0 ? I had my blood test done after my first menses finished, n it is confirmed that hcg is already 0. But i m still having continuous spotting (even with fresh blood) after hcg drops to 0. My miscarriage was in around mid Nov. My hcg is very low to start with, n was advised to wait naturally.
Very frustating to see bleeding even after hcg drop to 0..n dont think is my next menses, as my previous one (the 1st menses after mc) is just 2 weeks ago. I started yoga since some weeks back, but doubt it causes bleeding
Hi I cant recall for my case but its normal that the period will be haywire after a mc, and after stopping all the supports meds. The next 1-2 cycles may be affected as well. Recuperate well before starting the next cycle
 

najnaj

New Member
Hi I cant recall for my case but its normal that the period will be haywire after a mc, and after stopping all the supports meds. The next 1-2 cycles may be affected as well. Recuperate well before starting the next cycle
Thanks for sharing. Yup, i would like to enjoy CNY b4 proceeding to next attempt.
 

Yummy858

Member
Hi all, after tested in Nov 2019 that my fet was negative, i only had 1 menses in Nov n till today my menses had yet to come. Can i go to the polyclinic to ask for a jab to induce my menses?
 

finesse9702

Active Member
Dear ladies
I finally found the time and courage to write this. I'm a long time forummer since 2015 and some of u might find my nick familiar. I'm here to share my story, which hopefully you'll find inspiring, or uplifting in your darkest moments, or when u think life will never deal u a good card. I WAS YOU, I was going thru this. But today, I'm a happy and contented mother of a little one turning 5 months.

After my 1st 2 failed ivfs in 2015/16, I decided that I needed a drastic change and I started diligently cutting cold drinks, sleeping early, seeing a TCM for meds and acu, exercising regularly, and drinking red date/red bean soup almost on a daily basis. My efforts finally paid off with my 3rd ivf - my 1st BFP, only to have it last 9 weeks, ending in a bleed out miscarriage.

I tried again and got pregnant again at my 4th ivf, only to lose it again, this time faster at 5 weeks.

Determined to find out why I'm able to get pregnant but not able to sustain a pregnancy, I consulted recurrent miscarriage expert Dr Sheila Vasoo. She put me thru many tests and I was diagnosed with MTHFR gene mutation and Protein S deficiency, i.e. sticky blood. This started my journey with blood thinners and optimised follate. However, I then developed an allergy to oral blood thinner (aspirin) and Dr Vasoo advised me to do daily Clexane injections instead. If u think ivf needles hurt, Clexane hurt many times worse. Imagine doing this everyday. (Imagine paying $15 for every single jab - yes this is how costly Clexane is in a private hosp).

With this medication, I thought I found a magic bullet for my recurrent miscarriages, only to discover that I have a fibroid on my uterus wall which might have caused the mcs as well. To make matters worse, one surgery wasn't enough to remove my fibroid totally and I went for 2 surgeries to totally remove this. By this time, it's already end 2017. Then, my true nightmare started. My menses dropped from 3 days to 2. My lining hovered around a 5mm-7mm and could never meet my IVF doc's requirement. I tried different TCMs, herbs, acupuncture and I continued to drink red date/red bean soup, with pomegranate juice, beetroot etc to help with lining. The whole 2018 I was battling thin lining issues and my FET got postponed and postponed. My IVF doc asked me to consider surrogacy. My world crashed.

Refusing to believe this is the end, I changed TCM after my 5th IVF transfer (which was a BFN) in 2018 and saw a very good one whose herbs worked like magic for me. I saw her for 4 mths, although my menses and lining situation didn't improve, I consciously knew that my body felt better, I had great digestion patterns and I didnt feel lethargic anymore. It could be a combination of many factors as I also started acu with a new TCM, started to eat beef (for lining) and also did intralipids with the advice of Dr Vasoo. Dr Vasoo monitored my hormone levels and gave me new medications to manage my thyroid levels. I'm not a thyroid patient but according to her, making sure thyroid hormonal balance is good, and a very key component for success for ivf.

My last straw was... a very thin lining (6mm) for my Dec 2018, my 6th IVF cycle. My IVF doc encouraged me to abandon cycle. My TCM wasn't super hopeful. But I knew better. My thyroid levels were excellent. I felt good and energetic daily. My bowels were regular. I could fall asleep well and wake early naturally. All these told me that my body was ready, and with intralipids to boost my body, I went for a transfer. This resulted in my 3rd BFP, a baby boy who is turning 5 months soon coming 9 Jan.

So ladies, thanks for reading my long story. In short, I just wanna say the wait seems long when you're stuck in it. The sky is darkest when dawn is abt to break. It may look bleak for u as it did for me (6 IVFs, 3 fresh cycles, fibroid surgeries, blood thinner allergies, recurrent miscarriages, super thin lining, pushed towards surrogacy) but with faith and persistence, success will come. I know it's hard to have faith, and hard to believe that you'd indeed be so lucky.. I was in your shoes once. For someone like me with such dire conditions, I got pregnant (actually with twins! although one of the twins left us at Week 7). It will happen for u too. Just have to keep your positivity, HOPE gives us strength. Jiayou if you're still fighting the fight. I wish u all the best and tonnes of baby dust to you ladies here!!
 
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towkayneo

Well-Known Member
Dear ladies
I finally found the time and courage to write this. I'm a long time forummer since 2015 and some of u might find my nick familiar. I'm here to share my story, which hopefully you'll find inspiring, or uplifting in your darkest moments, or when u think life will never deal u a good card. I WAS YOU, I was going thru this. But today, I'm a happy and contented mother of a little one turning 5 months.

After my 1st 2 failed ivfs in 2015/16, I decided that I needed a drastic change and I started diligently cutting cold drinks, sleeping early, seeing a TCM for meds and acu, exercising regularly, and drinking red date/red bean soup almost on a daily basis. My efforts finally paid off with my 3rd ivf - my 1st BFP, only to have it last 9 weeks, ending in a bleed out miscarriage.

I tried again and got pregnant again at my 4th ivf, only to lose it again, this time faster at 5 weeks.

Determined to find out why I'm able to get pregnant but not able to sustain a pregnancy, I consulted recurrent miscarriage expert Dr Sheila Vasoo. She put me thru many tests and I was diagnosed with MTHFR gene mutation and sticky blood. This started my journey with blood thinners and oxidised folic acid. However, I then developed an allergy to oral blood thinner (aspirin) and Dr Vasoo advised me to do daily Clexane injections instead. If u think ivf needles hurt, Clexane hurt many times worse. Imagine doing this everyday. (Imagine paying $15 for every single jab - yes this is how costly Clexane is in a private hosp).

With this medication, I thought I found a magic bullet for my recurrent miscarriages, only to discover that I have a fibroid on my uterus wall which might have caused the mcs as well. To make matters worse, one surgery wasn't enough to remove my fibroid totally and I went for 2 surgeries to totally remove this. By this time, it's already end 2017. Then, my true nightmare started. My menses dropped from 3 days to 2. My lining hovered around a 5mm-7mm and could never meet my IVF doc's requirement. I tried different TCMs, herbs, acupuncture and I continued to drink red date/red bean soup, with pomegranate juice, beetroot etc to help with lining. The whole 2018 I was battling thin lining issues and my FET got postponed and postponed. My IVF doc asked me to consider surrogacy. My world crashed.

Refusing to believe this is the end, I changed TCM after my 5th IVF transfer (which was a BFN) in 2018 and saw a very good one whose herbs worked like magic for me. I saw her for 4 mths, although my menses and lining situation didn't improve, I consciously knew that my body felt better, I had great digestion patterns and I didnt feel lethargic anymore. It could be a combination of many factors as I also started acu with a new TCM, started to eat beef (for lining) and also did intralipids with the advice of Dr Vasoo. Dr Vasoo monitored my hormone levels and gave me new medications to manage my thyroid levels. I'm not a thyroid patient but according to her, making sure thyroid hormonal balance is good, and a very key component for success for ivf.

My last straw was... a very thin lining (6mm) for my Dec 2018, my 6th IVF cycle. My IVF doc encouraged me to abandon cycle. My TCM wasn't super hopeful. But I knew better. My thyroid levels were excellent. I felt good and energetic daily. My bowels were regular. I could fall asleep well and wake early naturally. All these told me that my body was ready, and with intralipids to boost my body, I went for a transfer. This resulted in my 3rd BFP, a baby boy who is turning 5 months soon coming 9 Jan.

So ladies, thanks for reading my long story. In short, I just wanna say the wait seems long when you're stuck in it. The sky is darkest when dawn is abt to break. It may look bleak for u as it did for me (6 IVFs, 3 fresh cycles, fibroid surgeries, blood thinner allergies, recurrent miscarriages, super thin lining, pushed towards surrogacy) but with faith and persistence, success will come. I know it's hard to have faith, and hard to believe that you'd indeed be so lucky.. I was in your shoes once. For someone like me with such dire conditions, I got pregnant (actually with twins! although one of the twins left us at Week 7). It will happen for u too. Just have to keep your positivity, HOPE gives us strength. Jiayou if you're still fighting the fight. I wish u all the best and tonnes of baby dust to you ladies here!!
Thank you for sharing! *Salute*
 
Dear ladies
I finally found the time and courage to write this. I'm a long time forummer since 2015 and some of u might find my nick familiar. I'm here to share my story, which hopefully you'll find inspiring, or uplifting in your darkest moments, or when u think life will never deal u a good card. I WAS YOU, I was going thru this. But today, I'm a happy and contented mother of a little one turning 5 months.

After my 1st 2 failed ivfs in 2015/16, I decided that I needed a drastic change and I started diligently cutting cold drinks, sleeping early, seeing a TCM for meds and acu, exercising regularly, and drinking red date/red bean soup almost on a daily basis. My efforts finally paid off with my 3rd ivf - my 1st BFP, only to have it last 9 weeks, ending in a bleed out miscarriage.

I tried again and got pregnant again at my 4th ivf, only to lose it again, this time faster at 5 weeks.

Determined to find out why I'm able to get pregnant but not able to sustain a pregnancy, I consulted recurrent miscarriage expert Dr Sheila Vasoo. She put me thru many tests and I was diagnosed with MTHFR gene mutation and sticky blood. This started my journey with blood thinners and oxidised folic acid. However, I then developed an allergy to oral blood thinner (aspirin) and Dr Vasoo advised me to do daily Clexane injections instead. If u think ivf needles hurt, Clexane hurt many times worse. Imagine doing this everyday. (Imagine paying $15 for every single jab - yes this is how costly Clexane is in a private hosp).

With this medication, I thought I found a magic bullet for my recurrent miscarriages, only to discover that I have a fibroid on my uterus wall which might have caused the mcs as well. To make matters worse, one surgery wasn't enough to remove my fibroid totally and I went for 2 surgeries to totally remove this. By this time, it's already end 2017. Then, my true nightmare started. My menses dropped from 3 days to 2. My lining hovered around a 5mm-7mm and could never meet my IVF doc's requirement. I tried different TCMs, herbs, acupuncture and I continued to drink red date/red bean soup, with pomegranate juice, beetroot etc to help with lining. The whole 2018 I was battling thin lining issues and my FET got postponed and postponed. My IVF doc asked me to consider surrogacy. My world crashed.

Refusing to believe this is the end, I changed TCM after my 5th IVF transfer (which was a BFN) in 2018 and saw a very good one whose herbs worked like magic for me. I saw her for 4 mths, although my menses and lining situation didn't improve, I consciously knew that my body felt better, I had great digestion patterns and I didnt feel lethargic anymore. It could be a combination of many factors as I also started acu with a new TCM, started to eat beef (for lining) and also did intralipids with the advice of Dr Vasoo. Dr Vasoo monitored my hormone levels and gave me new medications to manage my thyroid levels. I'm not a thyroid patient but according to her, making sure thyroid hormonal balance is good, and a very key component for success for ivf.

My last straw was... a very thin lining (6mm) for my Dec 2018, my 6th IVF cycle. My IVF doc encouraged me to abandon cycle. My TCM wasn't super hopeful. But I knew better. My thyroid levels were excellent. I felt good and energetic daily. My bowels were regular. I could fall asleep well and wake early naturally. All these told me that my body was ready, and with intralipids to boost my body, I went for a transfer. This resulted in my 3rd BFP, a baby boy who is turning 5 months soon coming 9 Jan.

So ladies, thanks for reading my long story. In short, I just wanna say the wait seems long when you're stuck in it. The sky is darkest when dawn is abt to break. It may look bleak for u as it did for me (6 IVFs, 3 fresh cycles, fibroid surgeries, blood thinner allergies, recurrent miscarriages, super thin lining, pushed towards surrogacy) but with faith and persistence, success will come. I know it's hard to have faith, and hard to believe that you'd indeed be so lucky.. I was in your shoes once. For someone like me with such dire conditions, I got pregnant (actually with twins! although one of the twins left us at Week 7). It will happen for u too. Just have to keep your positivity, HOPE gives us strength. Jiayou if you're still fighting the fight. I wish u all the best and tonnes of baby dust to you ladies here!!
will u recommend ur tcm?
 


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