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Bleeding 2 weeks after failed cycle period

Daisy1245
Daisy1245

Hey all

So we were due to start our 4th round with my next AF, we have flown off on holiday today to have a break and AF is due in 10 - 14 days time.

Had some brown spotting two days ago but just got to hotel and gone to loo and op uring with red blood! I have been doing ovulation tests and I only got a positive 2 days ago!? What the hell?

So can’t start this round as I am not in the UK to do my scans etc. Also it’s so soon after my failed cycle bleed only 2 1/2 weeks I am not sure if it would be a good idea

Has anyone had this before? My periods went straight back to normal last time. Gutted this is looking like it’s delaying our plans 😢

Thanks all x

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Hi Daisy1245 I have actually done a stimm cycle immediately after a failed transfer (as in, 3 weeks later), and this ended up being my worse stimm cycle ever, with only 3 eggs collected vs 10+ during the other cycles. Though my clinic told me that a failed transfer shouldn't have an impact on the outcome of a stimm cycle immediately after, another consultant told me that the high doses of progesterone that you take during a transfer cycle can temporarily depress your ovarian reserve. Long story short: I would highly recommend you to wait for your next period to start a stimm. Enjoy your holidays.

Daisy1245
Daisy1245 in reply to Dogpark

Thanks so much for your reply and sorry to hear about your rubbish cycle too. I am trying to tell myself it’s sensible not to start now as it’s literally around cd 19/20 but can’t help but feel gutted too, and just checked and we can’t do September either as OH is away (assuming AF comes on time next time) so October it is I guess. Thanks for your reply - makes me feel a little better. Just hope to god this isn’t as heavy as last few have been as not sure I can wear a super tampax and a nighttime

Pad under a bikini🤦🏼‍♀️

Dogpark
Dogpark in reply to Daisy1245

I've just done a cycle with my OH being away and we've been using his frozen sperm - I didn't want to postpone the cycle as I was due to travel later myself... I'm facing the same issues in terms of timing and prioritisation of work vs travel vs cycles. Being 42 puts us a bit under the gun to make quick decisions and we're just trying to do the best we can. These past 6 months have been absolutely horrible: 4 cycles and 1 transfer in 6 months! I'm exhausted.

Daisy1245
Daisy1245 in reply to Dogpark

Wow that has crammed them in, I’ve done 3 in 11 months with an enforced break after Mc and several operations. I think you are right, my clinic has already said it’s unlikely they will treat me at 43 so I currently have 7 months left and now face losing two of them! If OH isn’t away I am - interesting re frozen. My OHs are a bit lazy - not sure if that would prevent them from being frozen as they slow down after a short time period apparently. I’m sorry I’ve lost track of you - are you in your two week wait? If so masses of luck xx

Dogpark
Dogpark in reply to Daisy1245

I'm not on 2ww, I'm just "in between egg collection cycles" - I'm collecting embryos and freezing them so that I can go through as many embryo collections as possible while I am still 42. I will look at transferring later, potentially when I'm 43. I have only 4 months left before turning 43 so I can do one or 2 more cycles realistically - at the same time I'm so exhausted that I am forcing myself to take a break right now, otherwise I'll become seriously ill. I've just sent the 4 blastocysts generated by my 4th cycle to be PGS tested - it's the first time I'll do PGS testing, let's see if any of these embryos turn out to be "normal", I'm quite scared that none of them might be. It feels like I have been collecting a lot of embryos, but this might not lead to a pregnancy in the end.

Daisy1245
Daisy1245 in reply to Dogpark

Wow you are so brave. I’ve done three cycles in 10 months and I think it’s ruined me to be honest! I have six months to 43 so not far behind you. It’s interesting your method - may talk to my consultant about it. Masses of luck xx

How frustrating!! I always feel just when I get my head around what’s happening in this journey and start to plan my body decides to throw a curve ball! Hope you can still enjoy the holiday and hopefully in a few weeks your body will be ready xx

Daisy1245
Daisy1245 in reply to Core

Thanks lovely, bleeding has stopped now and my head is scrambled. I am worried I will get AF in a few weeks and not know whether to start or not - surely a mid cycle bleed suggests something is up! Don’t know whether to get blind drunk or be teetotal! Confused! x

Core
Core in reply to Daisy1245

Are you able to ring the clinic and get their advice?xx

Daisy1245
Daisy1245 in reply to Core

They said ‘wait and see what happens’ for a control freak this is the WORST ADVICE EVER 🤣

Core
Core in reply to Daisy1245

That is not helpful at all! How frustrating for you xx

How frustrating Daisy!! I think if it were me I'd me inclined to leave it this bleed and aim for next bleed to make sure all has settled down. I had a funny one and I ended up cocking one of my cycles up as it wasnt a true bleed and I thought it was!xx

Thanks both. I’ve decided the same, even if AF arrives in two weeks it all seems a bit wonky so will wait until next one. Maddening but got to give yourself the best chance xx

I do think that's best, as you said so maddening! You made me laugh about your control freak comment....I can relate so much!!🙋🏼‍♀️🤣xx

I’m so sorry to read this as you were just so positive and upbeat about starting again so soon. I know you feel time isn't on your side but maybe your body is just telling you it’s not quite ready yet. Easy for me to say I know but your health is so important so I hope you can relax and enjoy your holiday (even with AF joining you). I know you will come back fighting for when you can start again.

Daisy1245
Daisy1245 in reply to Kama41

Thanks - that’s what my gut tells me.. the bleeding stopped after about 12 hours and I’ve had nothing since. I really don’t want an AF in two weeks as feel like this is a sign it’s all confused and not ready but at the same time AF would be sooo tempting to start again. Think I need to resign myself to October, have a few beers and then be healthy when I am home x

Daisy what confusion for you with your bleed! Sounds like you've got a good plan. I hope you can relax and have a wonderful holiday, you more than deserve it! Take care and have fun. Xxx

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