Is the egg harvesting process painful?

By Andrea Rodrigo.
Last Update: 11/10/2016

Ovum pick-up is done under anesthesia, and therefore it does not hurt at all. However, it is possible for patients to feel a mild discomfort before the procedure due to an increased ovarian size caused by ovarian stimulation.

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 Andrea Rodrigo
Andrea Rodrigo
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
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