How long do ovaries hurt after egg retrieval?

2 fertility expert(s) answered this question

Answer from: Raúl Olivares, MD

Gynaecologist, Medical Director & Owner
Barcelona IVF

The side effects of an egg collection depend on several factors. For instance, if the procedure is easy or difficult, patients may experience varying levels of discomfort. Some patients may have small ovaries that are challenging to reach, resulting in more pain afterward. Additionally, the response of the patients plays a role, as those who produce a lot of eggs may feel more bloated and distended compared to those with fewer follicles. Furthermore, the occurrence of bleeding after the collection is common, but in some cases, it may be heavier than usual, as the blood can be irritating. However, we expect that within the first 24 hours after the procedure, the patient should be able to resume normal activities.




Answer from: Patricio Calamera, MD, MSc, ObGyn

Gynaecologist, Specialist in Reproductive Medicine

The pain after egg retrieval it’s also something which varies a lot from one patient to another and their capacity of supporting pain.Egg retrieval is a very safe procedure and it shouldn’t be painful. It might be a little bit of a discomfort and you can actually have some sort of an analgesic at home after the retrieval – we sort of indicate that in case of any discomfort but hurt or or pain it it’s not very common and basically it’s more common in patients that have a high ovarian reserve or high response in which ovaries get really really big while going through the stimulation and through the IVF protocol.

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