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What are possible side effects of IVF egg retrieval?

What are possible side effects of IVF egg retrieval?

Do you mean : Side effects or risks? An egg retrieval is a procedure so there really are not 'side effects, ' there are results: belly soreness, feeling tired, crampy feeling, brief nausea are all possible and common. Do you mean risks? Risks are very low but can include bleeding, infection, and failure to recover eggs; discuss these with your own ivf doctor and good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Ivf (Definition)

In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a child. During ivf mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. A few days later, the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted into the uterus. One cycle of in vitro fertilization ...Read more


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Are there any side effects of IVF treatment?

Are there any side effects of IVF treatment?

Can be safe: Abdominal bloating (very common). Pelvic discomfort (very common). Ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome (rare). Multiple pregnancy (common). Ectopic pregnancy (rare). Heterotrophic pregnancy (very rare). Risk of anesthesia (very rare). Injection site bruising (common). Injection site pain (common). Allergic reaction to medication (very rare). Having a beautiful baby (COMMON). ...Read more

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What Advantages of IVF treatments & its side effects?

Beyond this forum: This question is beyond this forum. You need to research this question that fills chapters of medical text and discuss with your OB or fertility specialist. ...Read more

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Does IVF cause side effects on the mom and the baby ?

Does IVF cause side effects on the mom and the baby ?

Complications: Ivf is associated to multiple gestation such as twins and triplets. More than one passenger in the womb increases the chance of preterm labor. ...Read more

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I am looking to start on a course for dhea after a failed ivf. Anything I should avoid during this period and how bad are the side effects?

I am looking to start on a course for dhea after a failed ivf.  Anything I should avoid during this period and how bad are the side effects?

Not much info: This is a controversal medication to use for fertility since its not available made by a commerical pharmaceutical company, you find it in health food stores or compounded. There are no good studies that show an improvement in pregnancy rates, and many mds around the country do not use it. ...Read more

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Should the male refrain from ejaculating the day before retrieval in the IVF process?

Should the male refrain from ejaculating the day before retrieval in the IVF process?

Generallly yes: The male partner usually collects a fresh sperm specimen on the day of the egg retrieval; therefore abstinence is recommend for approx. 3 days beforehand. If the IVF doctor has given different instructions, you should follow those. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How do they do egg retrieval for ivf, do you need to be cut open?

Ivf: My wife had this done. Egg retrieval is intravaginal. You take a bunch of meds like braville and menopur. Then you get a shot of Pregnyl for maturation on of the follices. ...Read more

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How is week of pregnancy calculated after IVF? Transfer was 10, retrieval 7 of May; MaterniT 21 plus on July 14th. Was I after 10 weeks on JuLy 14th?

How is week of pregnancy calculated after IVF? Transfer was 10, retrieval 7 of May;  MaterniT 21 plus on July 14th. Was I after 10 weeks on JuLy 14th?

IVF dates: If your egg collection was on May 7th, that is how it is calculated. You are currently 22 weeks and 6 days. Yes, you were past 10 weeks on July 14th, you were about 12-13 weeks. ...Read more

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What drug is given in the gluteus to sedate you prior to egg retrieval for ivf?

What drug is given in the gluteus to sedate you prior to egg retrieval for ivf?

Sedation: There are a number of intramuscular medications that can be used for sedation or pain control for in-office procedures. Most of these medications are either narcotics or narcotic-nsaid combinations. There is not one universal medication that is used in all circumstances. ...Read more

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What drug is given in the gluteus muscle before egg retrieval for ivf?

Likely hCG: Sounds like a purified (non-recombinant) form of hcg: sometimes trade name pregnyl, profasi in the us. If this doesn't sound right you'd do best to ask your ivf doc. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ivf Pregnancy (Definition)

In-vitro fertilization is a process where the egg and sperm are united outside of the woman's body, in a laboratory setting. Some of the resulting embryos are then implanted ...Read more