What is Egg Retrieval?
It is a minimally invasive procedure executed to remove the donor’s eggs. This involves placing a small needle into the ovarian follicles to harvest the mature eggs.
Egg Retrieval Mexico Procedure
There are two parts to a successful egg retrieval procedure: the Egg Donor’s Cycle and the Recipients’ Cycle.
Once the doctor decides the follicles are mature, the egg retrieval will take place. Approximately 36 hours before retrieval, the egg donor will be given a hormone injection to ensure that the eggs are ready to be harvested. The Egg Retrieval is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that requires a light general anesthetic and lasts about 20-30 minutes. The doctor will use a small ultrasound-guided needle inserted through the vagina to aspirate the follicles in both ovaries. Immediately following the surgery you will rest in the recovery room for an hour or two.
Risks and Side Effects of Egg Retrieval
Egg retrieval is always performed under ultrasound guidance. However, there is always a risk that a needle may puncture surrounding tissue or organs causing injury, bleeding or infection. There is also a small risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.
During ovarian hyperstimulation, the ovaries become enlarged and fluid may collect in the abdominal cavity causing bloating. Hospitalization may be required if ovarian hyperstimulation progresses to a severe state.
Recovery from Egg Retrieval
Following egg retrieval in Mexico, patients may experience vaginal bleeding and some lower abdominal discomfort, but you may resume normal activities in the next day or two. You will most likely experience a heavier than normal period that month (typically 12 days after the procedure).