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    mock transfer??

    Hello,
    I'm new to all this, and I started the Orientation/IVF Consult this last week. I have a "mock tranfer" scheduled in April. How bad is this, and does it hurt? I'm wondering if I should schedule to take the day off from work.

    Any advice would help. Thanks!

    Jamie (26) DH (28)
    TTC 1.5yrs
    Left Hydro
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    Have you ever had an IUI? I just had a mock transfer to prepare for my first IVF cycle in May. It felt just like an IUI which was some cramping during the procedure and about 1/2 hour later. After that, I just felt a little bit of tenderness but could go on with my day. Good luck !
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    Hi Jaime,
    I just had a trial transfer 2 days ago w/ a new RE and I hardly felt a thing!! It was done in less than 5 minutes. But I think it really depends how small of a cathedar your RE uses and how your cervix is shaped at that moment (time of the month etc) and I also think it depends on your RE.

    My actual transfer for my first IVF with my old RE was really stressful and painful (major cramping) because he had such a difficultly with getting the cathedar through my cervix (he said it was S shaped), it took him 3 tries and about half an hour to get it through. I think that was part of the reason why that cycle didn't work...too much trauma! I was even thinking of doing ZIFT next cycle because it was so bad.

    My hysteroscopy procedure with this old RE was also very painful because he again had a hard time getting through my cervix, where my new RE also just did a hysteroscopy and got through my cervix so effortlessly, I was in disbelief!

    But even the painful ones only lasted as long as the procedure. I think I had some cramping but I don't think you'll need to take off work for it.

    Good luck!

    1/12/05 Hysteroscopy (difficulty w/cervix), 2 polys removed (in office!)..
    1/21/05 IVF/ICSI #1 FSH 9.9 Antagon Flare Protocol 2/3/05 ER 5 eggs (4/5 dark eggs?) 2/6/05 ET (difficulty w/cervix again!) all 3 embies (8cellA/B,4cellA,4cellA/B) BFN

    3/15/05 Switched RE (me likes!) - CD2 Start BCP 3/24 Trial Transfer & Hysterocscopy (no trouble w/cervix!!) - coast is clear! Foregoing Lap for possible Endo 3/27 Stop BCP
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    1/21/05 IVF #1 FSH 9.9 Antagon Flare Protocol w Follistim&Repronex. 5 eggs (4/5 dark eggs?) Transfered all 3 embies (8cellA/B,4cellA,4cellA/B) BFN
    3/15/05 Switched RE - CD2 Start BCP until 3/27
    3/31/05 IVF #2 FSH 13.9 Microdose Lupron Protocol w Gonal-F&Reprenex. Cancelled NO response. Added Clomid and grew 2 follies 1 week later.
    4/19/05 Converted to IUI 5/3/05 Beta


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    Doesn't hurt a bit!! and I'm the biggest baby when it comes to pain...

    Best of luck to you!!

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    It does really depend on your cervix, but it's generally really easy. It was a little bit uncomfortable, but I didn't have any cramping or anything. It took less than 5 minutes for me. You shouldn't need to take the day off.

    The catheter my RE uses is smaller than the one they use for IUI, so for me it was actually easier than an IUI.

    BTW, they do a mock transfer to determine the proper angle & depth to go when they actually transfer the embryos. My RE said when they do the actual transfer, they want to go as far into your uterus as possible without touching the top, so they need to know exactly where the top is.

    Good luck to you!

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    my doc does this mock transfer on the day of retrieval( which is done under deep sedation) . its a good time to chk if yr cervix will let the catheter pass easily, which is key for a successful transfer. in my case the catheter passed easily , so my transfer did not need sedation. in cases where the catheter does not pass easily, they do the transfer under sedation as well, bcoz they dont want excessive cramping and patient movement during the transfer.


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    I had an HSG and nearly passed out from pain when they pushed the tube through my cervix, so I wasn't looking forward to the mock transfer and started crying when he was getting ready to do it.

    Then he said "all done". LOL

    I didn't feel a thing.

    Crystal


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    Jamie,



    I just finished first ivf cycle...... I didn't hurt a bit and I'm a real baby to pain.








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    As long as you don't have any cervical issues, it's no worse than a pap smear! It's really not a big deal at all!

    Good luck!

    Karen
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    ~ IVF #1, 6-93, cancelled; IVF#2/rescue ICSI- 7-99, failed
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    ~ ZIFT/ICSI #2, to try for #2- March '03- successful
    ~ GS- IVF #1, 7-05 failed. FET 10-05- BFP, m/c 5w5d


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    Thank you all so much - I feel a lot better! I'll let you know how it goes!


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