In principle, no. Only when the biopsy is performed transvaginally is there usually discomfort similar to that of a Pap smear, such as a prick or menstrual pain. If the biopsy is done transabdominally, the woman may feel slight discomfort when the needle enters the abdomen and subsequent pain in the lower back.
Does chorionic biopsy hurt?
By Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 02/09/2022
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)