Dos and Don’ts before Egg Retrieval

Dos and Don'ts before Egg Retrieval

Dos and Don'ts before Egg Retrieval

Before egg retrieval:

. Take blood tests for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HPV, and coagulation;

. Do not drink or eat from eight hours before the puncture process;

. Do not wear makeup, perfume, jewelry, and contact lenses;

. Avoid having NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, aspirin, and other blood thinners, fish oil, and vitamin E supplements from a couple of days before the operation;

. Take medications for blood pressure, thyroid, or heart diseases according to the previous routine;

. If you have diabetes, discuss it with your specialist in advance;

. Do not have sexual intercourse from two weeks before ovulation;

Take a shower and shave your body hair the night before the operation;

. Avoid wearing tight clothes on the day of surgery;

. Arrive at the hospital one or two hours earlier to be admitted to the hospital and fill in the required forms; and

. Empty your bladder right before the operation and wear the gown and hat provided by your nurse.

It is noteworthy that before starting the operation, the specialist first examines the follicles with the help of ultrasound to ensure that ovulation is done and the size of the follicles is proper.



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