Is IVF painful?Posted Jan 21, 2020
One of the concern, Patients has when planning for IVF is that, is it painful? Is it a difficult process causing lots of pain? To answer this question justly, we need to see the IVF process and what kind of pain or side effect each process entails. Also, we should keep in mind, that every person has a different pain threshold; what is extremely painful to one person, might not be to another. So coming to the IVF process the steps involved are:
- Stimulation: In IVF, we are aiming for multiple eggs, rather than a single egg. To achieve this hormone injection or gonadotropins are given. If we say injection daily, they have to be painful. But no, usually these days are self-administered one & they use a needle so thin that no pain is felt during the injection. Also, you can involve your husband to do it for you. So that he feels involved in the process.
- Egg retrieval or pick up: Egg pick up does not involve any surgery or incision. It is done through your vagina under ultrasound guidance using a very fine needle. Also during the procedure, the patient is sedated and does not feel a thing. With our expert IVF doctor Dr. Prerna Gupta, the whole process is a breeze. Post-procedure, you might feel cramps like in your periods, but they are easily manageable by oral paracetamol.
- Embryo transfer: The process in which baby is put back into your uterus for implantation is embryo transfer process. This is almost a non-invasive procedure. The whole procedure is over in 10minutes in the able hands of Dr. Prerna Gupta.
- Post transfer drugs: After the procedure of embryo transfer you are put on drugs to help in the process of implantation. These are all a bit painful but if done properly by a qualified nurse, they are not so bothersome.
However, in the end, the result, which is beautiful motherhood, pain looks pale in front of happiness achieved. Hence do consult Dr. Prerna Gupta, best IVF doctor in Delhi for your journey to parenthood.
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