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Old Nov 5th, 2009, 06:17 AM   1
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IVF egg retreival how do they do it?


Well i have just had a lap and dye. That was traumatic enough...i hated having the anaesthetic and beind drowsy and sick afterwards.

I was wondering, how do they retrieve eggs for IVF? I heard it is under general anaesthtic (again??) and do they cut you or is it through vagina....does it hurt?



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Old Nov 5th, 2009, 06:48 AM   2
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hello, im so sorry to hear bout you lap dye experience, we are just starting on our road to ivf and im petrified!! i am quite sure from what i have been reading that they will put you out however when i went for an opening eving at the isis clinic in colchester the girl showing us round said "this is the room for the egg retrival, dont worry you'l be quite out of it anyway" what the hell does that mean???do they just slightly sedate you or what??? im really scared of being put asleep, im still learning bout ivf what they do and what different tests you have to have? my dh has been told his sperm count is about 1-2 million so my doc is pretty sure it's just him do you think i will still have to have all the different tests done?



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Old Nov 5th, 2009, 07:06 AM   3
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Hi

Mine was not under a general anesthetic, it was a strong sedatation. Some girls do pass out and others dont. My consultant basically said its like being really drunk. I dont drink so i was gone. The recovery is only a few days. I had some cramping down below but the painkillers did there job and i felt better. I think the uncomfortable feeling about Egg collection is the cyclogest and the side effects it gives you.

There is not cutting. Its done via a catheter i think thats what they call it. A long think instrument they insert the vagina and retrieve the eggs. Its nothing like a lap.

Ive been under anethetic 3 times now and about to go my 4th. I was concerned i was to go under many times but the anethetic lady said its not a problem. They only worry about being under an anesthetic if you had trouble coming out of it, vomiting and stuff like that.

Ive read many girls IVF stories and dont recall anyone saying they had a general anethetic for egg collection rather its a sedation.

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Old Nov 5th, 2009, 07:10 AM   4
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Hi Girls,

I am about to start IVF as well and I am also worried about the EC. My Clinic (Bourne Hall, Cambridge) give you 2 options 1 is the general (althought the Dr said it was more like heavy sedation) and the other is a local anesthetic.

I believe the collection is done via the vagina, thru the vaginal wall and to the ovary. A lot of women in the 4 Leaf clover thread have had EC and could easily tell you better than I, you should check it out. I have not heard any horror stories from them which has made me feel better about it!

FX for you both!!



 
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Old Nov 5th, 2009, 07:12 AM   5
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hello, im so sorry to hear bout you lap dye experience, we are just starting on our road to ivf and im petrified!! i am quite sure from what i have been reading that they will put you out however when i went for an opening eving at the isis clinic in colchester the girl showing us round said "this is the room for the egg retrival, dont worry you'l be quite out of it anyway" what the hell does that mean???do they just slightly sedate you or what??? im really scared of being put asleep, im still learning bout ivf what they do and what different tests you have to have? my dh has been told his sperm count is about 1-2 million so my doc is pretty sure it's just him do you think i will still have to have all the different tests done?
As you said Fleur you get sedated. Its good that you had the into to your clinic, first time i seen the EC room was when i was having egg collection.

I found the egg transfer to be slightly painful as they dont give u anything and its done similar to a smear test. I found it quite embarrasing.

Ask away girl, im sure there are plenty of us to answer your questions.



 
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Old Nov 5th, 2009, 10:20 AM   6
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hello, thank you all so much for your feed back on this, im still petrified!! the biggest problem i have is i have a really really bad phobia of being sick! i know it sounds silly to most people, and i know if i get pregnant i stand a good chance of being sick but im hoping im one of the lucky few who escapes it! do they always have to knock you out for every procedure (Sorry spelling) cant i just stay awake?



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Old Nov 5th, 2009, 12:48 PM   7
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Hiya

i donated eggs for my sister so i have had this egg retrieval. Its sedation:

1st time i felt them putting my legs down and moving me towards the end - did not feel anything inside thou

2nd and 3rd time i asked for more sedation. It just took longer to come round

they use a catheter which is like a long needle up the vagina and they poke the eggs and remove ..

afterwards you will be quite bloated but this is normal. You could be brusied internally and will take a few days to get back to normal

Hope this helps: xx

p.s sister has 2 lovely kids , so great result!



 
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Old Nov 5th, 2009, 14:04 PM   8
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so when they give you sedation is it morphine? in my lap and dye it took me ages to come round and i was sick every time i sipped even just water. It was awful. God I hope I only have to go through ivf once or it isnt as bad as this experience.

I'm hopefully going to have the treatment at another clinic.



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Old Nov 5th, 2009, 14:58 PM   9
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i dont think its morphine.. best to speak to the anestetist (spelt wrong) and tell them your concerns .

good luck xx



 
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Old Nov 5th, 2009, 15:26 PM   10
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I was put under a general anaesthetic. I am fortunate enough to come out of a general really well, no vomiting or anything.

I experienced some very mild cramping afterwards but nothing to even be concerned about.



 
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