A 34-year-old member asked:
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do they give u anesthesia during icsi procedure?

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Dr. Chetan Patel
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes : When eggs are retreived from ovaries u get intravenous sedation.
Answered on Nov 28, 2012
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
29 years experience Anesthesiology
If you are: Referring to the retrieval of sperm from the testes, that is best done with local and deep sedation, or general anesthesia. It can be a long procedure and the local injections painful, so a deeper anesthetic during the injections is recommended.
Answered on Jul 9, 2019
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Dr. Richard Pollard
30 years experience Anesthesiology
See below: There is usually a very light anesthesia given during the egg retrieval phase. There is none given for implantation.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015
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Dr. Mazin Abdullah
15 years experience Fertility Medicine
Just to clarify. Egg retrieval as Dr. Pollard explained is the procedure that is used to extract your eggs (light anesthesia). Embryo transfer is the procedure where embryos are placed back into your womb (no anesthesia). ICSI is a procedure where sperm is injected in the eggs after they are retrieved. This is a procedure involving the sperm and the egg and not the intended mother. (a laboratory procedure)
Apr 8, 2013

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