Are treatments painful?
The medications given before egg harvesting are injected under the skin with a small hypodermic needle and should not cause much discomfort.
Egg retrieval is performed using unconscious sedation, so the patient is asleep and does not feel the ultrasound equipment or the fine needle. There will be a team of anesthesiologists closely monitoring the patient, but unconscious sedation is not the same as general anesthesia. The procedure lasts about 15 minutes and the patient wakes quickly.