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How does IVF egg retrieval work?
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How does IVF egg retrieval work?

Egg harvesting in IVF is done by surgery, through a procedure called ovum pick-up (OPU) or follicle puncture. It is not painful, as it is done under anesthesia (sedation) and does not take too long.

After a few hours for recovery, patients can come back home and continue with their normal lifestyle.

By BSc, MSc (clinical embryologist) and BA, MA (fertility counselor).
Last Update: 11/10/2016
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