Lot of patients get all kinds of symptoms during an IVF cycle.

Often this is during the cycle itself for example, they may feel bloated; or have breast pain; or feel very irritable. And many of these symptoms become much worse during the 2 week wait, when the mind plays all kinds of games. Everytime you get a backache, you are petrified that your cycle has failed and that your period is going to start.

Its very hard to provide a biological explanation for these complaints. The reality is we often don't have a very good answer for a lot of these aches and pains.

Each woman experiences them differently and there is often no underlying common denominator.

However , we're not too worried or concerned about them, because we know they are common and are not medically sinister they dont suggest there's a complication , or anything's amiss.

All we can do is tell patients this is one those things they are going to need to learn to live with. Now, this doesn't mean that we're unsympathetic or we don't care its just that we know that these symptoms are temporary and will pass.

We tell patients to take try home-remedies and take symptomatic relief to tide over this trying time, and not to worry about them.

I know this is easier said than done, but worrying needlessly doesnt help at all, so its best to distract yourself and carry on with life !

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Authored by : Dr Aniruddha Malpani, MD and reviewed by Dr Anjali Malpani.

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