That is one of the most common questions asked by patients before they undergo the treatment Is, Is IVF painful? Although, the answer to that question is not that simple. It can vary vastly from lady to lady. Certain parts of the process may cause some pain or discomfort, but you should never be in an extreme amount of pain.

Each woman has a slightly different response to the IVF process so some aspects may be painful for some women and not painful for others. Steps of IVF procedure is below:

Ovarian Stimulation

Ovarian stimulation is the first part of the IVF process. You have to take injectable that will stimulate your ovaries to mature multiple eggs during a cycle. These medications contain hormones like follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH).While you take the medication, your doctor will monitor you with blood tests and ultrasound to determine when ovulation should be induced. It takes 8-10 days

Self-injecting the fertility drugs that stimulate the ovaries has the potential to cause pain, but most women say it is more uncomfortable than painful. The needles used for these injections are very thin and don’t hurt.

Egg Retrieval

During egg retrieval, you will be given sedated, so the procedure itself is not painful at all. After the procedure, you may experience some mild cramping or feelings of pressure. Recovery after the retrieval procedure is generally quick and you should be able to get back to your routine after a day or two of rest.

Embryo Transfer

After the eggs have been retrieved and fertilized in the lab, embryos will be selected to be transferred to the uterus. The embryo is inserted directly in the uterus with a syringe inserted through a catheter. You won’t feel anything. Many women compare this to the feeling of the speculum used during a Pap test. Recovery from the transfer should also be fairly quick.

To understand the IVF procedure you should have ultrasound with the help of vaginal probe so you can have idea of how IVF procedure is going to be. So there is no pain in IVF procedure.

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