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Can the egg retrieval be done under local anesthesia or without anesthesia?

By Andrea Rodrigo.
Last Update: 01/18/2017

Yes, it can be done with local anesthesia or without anesthesia, but it is not recommended. Doing the puncture without anesthesia implies pain, quite strong in the case of a high number of follicles. In addition, it is more uncomfortable for the specialist and, therefore, the intervention can be prolonged and lead to greater complications.

With regard to the use of local anaesthesia, such as epidural anaesthesia, the recovery time is longer and is therefore not usually used.

Suggested for you: Follicular puncture to extract the mature eggs.

 Andrea Rodrigo
Andrea Rodrigo
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
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