Is egg retrieval painful?

Doctor, Is oocyte retrieval painful? Do you give general anesthesia? Can I go home after oocyte retrieval and attend to my regular work?

Egg retrieval is the main procedure in IVF treatment. Therefore, 6-8 hours of fasting before the process are mandatory. The patient will not feel any pain because she is kept asleep under the care of an anesthetist during this procedure which lasts for just 10-15 minutes.

After this procedure, they can go home the same day and attend regular work the next day.

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