What happens at egg collection?
Egg collection is a minor procedure that normally takes no more than 15 minutes to complete. It allows your fertility specialist to extract eggs to be used during IVF. During the procedure, your eggs will be collected with a small needle that’s passed through your vagina into your ovaries.
- Constipation, which may last for a number of days after the procedure
- Bloating, due to your ovaries becoming enlarged after the embryo transfer takes place
- Vaginal discharge. You may find you pass a small amount of watery fluid after the retrieval
- Breast tenderness caused by rapidly changing hormone levels
- Infection or bleeding
- Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome, which can cause symptoms such as mild or moderate abdominal pain, adnominal bleeding, nausea or diarrhoea