What is Oocyte Retrival?

In a simpler term, it is a process of extracting eggs from a woman’s ovaries. The Oocyte Retrieval is a part of the In-Vitro Fertilisation or IVF , during which the healthy eggs are extracted to get them fertilized outside the woman’s body.


How is Oocyte Retrival done?

A probe along with a needle guide is used under ultrasound guidance to exact ovarian follicles. The ovaries are constantly visualized during the retrieval process. The entire process is handled by proficient fertility experts to ensure that it is efficiently done.


Is anesthesia involved with Occyte Retrival?

Yes, it does. The patient is sedated before egg extraction to make the procedure completely painless.


How many eggs can be retrieved in a single cycle?

The number of eggs that can be retrieved at a time depends on certain factors like the maturity of the eggs or the Oocytes, the age of the patient etc. However, the number of Oocytes varies from ten to thirty that can be exacted in a single cycle.


Is the process painful?

There can be slight menstrual cramps and vaginal bleeding after the retrieval for a couple of days but these generally subsides gradually. However, if you experience prolonged cramps, severe pain, bloating or a raised body temperature, you should get in touch with your doctor immediately.


What are risks involved with Oocyte Retrival?

The risk factor is negligible if done by expert Fertility Specialists who take special care so that no harm is incurred to the internal organs of the patient.


What are the precautions after Oocyte Retrival?

It is important to complete the full course of medicines, especially the antibiotics, even if you are feeling better. Take optimum rest and ask your doctor before getting back to your exercise regime or sexual activities.


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