How painful is egg retrieval?

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Registered: 04-22-2003
How painful is egg retrieval?
Wed, 07-23-2014 - 11:29am


We are about to start IVF, not only is freaking expensive, but now I'm getting scared of the pain involved. I'm 40. How painful is the egg retrieval? can you exercise (run & weights) during the whole lenght of the IVF treatment?



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Registered: 07-04-2011
Wed, 07-23-2014 - 5:07pm

I have a friend who just did this and while it is painful, its not anything to be scared of. She said it was more just uncomfortable for a few days not horrid pain. She doesn't exercise so I'm not sure if that is allowed or not. You probably want to be sure to talk to your doctor about it.

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Registered: 12-03-1999
Wed, 07-23-2014 - 8:17pm

If having a child was THE MOST IMPORTANT THING in the whole world, the cost, the pain, and whether or not it would inconvenience your workout routine, would not matter.  I think you should do some real soul searching about how committed you are to having children.  The cost, pain, and inconvenience of children do not end the day you conceive.   It lasts for the rest of your life.