Some discomfort such as bloating or cramps is common after egg retrieval. Your doctor will let you know what pain medications are best to use after the egg retrieval procedure. Weight gain is also normal for some women and is usually caused by water retention or extra fluid in the ovaries. However, the symptoms of bloating and weight gain are usually temporary and should disappear within about a week.
The good news is that the bloating you’re experiencing in your stomach is a sign that your body is responding to vital hormones in the fertility drugs. Discomfort usually occurs as multiple follicles develop, causing the ovaries to enlarge. The cramping and bloating usually lasts for 7-10 days, after which your ovaries should return to their normal size.
If bloating and discomfort increases over the 7-10 days after your retrieval, or you experience pain and nausea, seek advice from your doctor as you may be developing OHSS.
things you can do to ease bloating:
. Drink more water, (as crazy as this sounds) as increased fluid intake can help flush what you are retaining.
. Avoid salt. Salt causes your body to hold onto large amounts of water.
. Cut down on heavy starches such as bread, potatoes and pasta as they can cause water retention.
. Avoid artificial sweeteners, as they contain sugars and starches that can cause gassiness and bloating.
. Eat the right fiber. Soluble fiber will add to bloating. Soluble fiber is found in food such as apples, oranges, pears, beans, oats and lentils. Insoluble fiber is better for you as it does not dissolve in water; it adds bulk to waste matter to help it move through the gut. It is found in whole-grain foods, brown rice, barley, broccoli, cabbage, nuts and seeds.
. Avoid fizzy drinks.
. Activated charcoal. This supplement safely absorbs gas and reduces bloating.
. Fennel Tea is a mild diuretic and can help flush excess water and toxins out of the body. It is also incredibly soothing.
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