Do’s and Don’ts after Egg Retrieval

Do’s and Don'ts after Egg Retrieval

Do’s and Don'ts after Egg Retrieval

Sometimes, the patients feel cramps or pressure in their stomachs after IVF egg retrieval. Therefore, it is better to lie down for 15 to 20 minutes after the procedure. Moreover, consider the following tips after egg collection:

. Have a complete rest for a couple of days;

. Take your medications just as prescribed by your doctor;

. Take anti-nausea medications if you are feeling sick;

. Take painkillers such as acetaminophen or diclofenac suppositories if you have stomachache or cramps;

. Take progesterone supplements in the form of injections, oral or vaginal suppositories to prepare the uterus for implantation;

. Take antibiotics to reduce inflammation of the genital organs and prevent infection;

. Avoid having sex for up to two weeks after the procedure;

. In case of having severe pain in the lower abdomen, abdominal swelling, or severe nausea, contact your doctor;

. Use metformin (Glomet) prescribed by your doctor if you have polycystic ovarian syndrome;

. Take aspirin and dopamine agonists under your doctor's supervision;

. Inject calcium if necessary;

. If the estrogen level in your body is higher than normal or the number of follicles has exceeded, stop taking injectable drugs; and

. Replace gonadotropin with gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists such as Leuprorelin.



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