How Long After Frozen Embryo Transfer is Implantation (And why)?

Exact Answer: 2 Days

With the ever-growing reforms in medical science and medicines and the technological reforms that complement medicine simultaneously, it has found a cure for every kind of disease, infection, and injury, one of them being the inability to get pregnant.

The inability may occur due to low sperm mortality rate, blockage in the fallopian tube that causes the hindrance in the egg flow from ovaries to the uterus.

So, to overcome the problem of low pregnancy cases, a new concept of IVF or in vitro fertilization or external fertilization has been introduced in the past years where the sperms are extracted from the testes and the egg from the ovaries and then are fused in a lab to produce embryos.

How Long After Frozen Embryo Transfer is Implantation

IVF is also called the process of external fertilization. Humans are known to have internal fertilization where the sperm and egg fuses cause the fertilization process. Still, both have to be fused externally or outside the body due to the inability.

The process starts with determining the menstrual cycle as the eggs are released in those initials. The doctor also treats the women with various injections to make the eggs more matured and variable for fertilization. After that, the doctors guide a needle in the uterus using a monitor to examine all the moves and collect the egg in the needle with all precautions.

Now both the extracted sperms and eggs are brought into the lab, where the temperature and conditions are set as same as inside the body.

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 And with all the precautions, the sperms and eggs are combined or fused using medicines and other medical instruments and are carefully observed in the lab for the next 18 hours.

And if the specimen (fused eggs and sperms) shows a negative result, then the embryo formation does not occur and has to be performed again. Still, if the specimens show a positive result, then embryo formation takes place.

The embryo formation takes place in the next 2 to 4 days after the formation, the number of embryos is more yet the best is chosen the bass are the healthiest and matured one, then the doctor transfers the embryo in the uterus.

FactorsTime Period
Aged Women7 Days
Thick Uterus9 Days
Hormonal Imbalance10 Days

Why Does it Take so long for Implantation after Embryo Transfer?

Implantation is defined as how the embryos, after the fertilization, carefully attach to the uterus walls and get a hold on the uterus wall. Common signs of the implantation are light bleeding, and the women experience light bloodshed from the uterus. Abdominal pain, the change in hormones in the women, can cause a light or even severe pain in the uterus, a sign of implantation.

But many factors may affect the implantation process. The factors are age, uterus condition, and hormonal reactions.

Age is the most important component in the implantation process. As the woman ages, the capacity to hold the embryo decreases. The uterus grows weak; therefore, implantation can take a lot of time before it finally gets a hold on the uterus for aged women woman.

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The uterus condition is directly and indirectly associated with the age factor. Also, suppose the uterus is thick due to any underlying health issue. In that case, the implantation can take a lot of time as the embryos do not grip on uneven or thick walls, but if the walls are in perfect condition, then implantation can occur in no time. Also, very thin walls can cause a problem.

Hormonal change is also a factor since, due to medicines, the hormonal composition changes. Many women may not react in the best possible manner; therefore, if the women react negatively, then the implantation time can increase. But if the women react positively, then the implantation can take place in no time.

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Conclusion 

Due to many reasons, people may not get pregnant due to many underlying conditions or diseases. But as the science grows, IVF has been introduced that is the external fertilization where the sperms and the eggs are extracted and then fused in the lab under all the precaution and same bodily environment.

After the fusion takes place, the embryos are formed. All the precautions are then transferred to the uterus, where if the embryos catch the uterus walls, then the implantation occurs. Common signs are light bleeding and abdominal pain.

Implantation or pregnancy can take a halt due to factors like age, uterus condition, and hormonal reactions.

References

  1. https://academic.oup.com/humupd/article-abstract/8/2/129/624657

2. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc0698