How did you feel after egg collection?

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Sugarplummy84 Wed 16-Jan-19 10:44:48

Hi there,

I had egg collection on Monday morning. They got 20 eggs, 16 mature and 8 that fertilised. My concern is how I am feeling now. I feel really bloated. Is this normal? Interested to hear your experiences.

Thank you 🙏🏼

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FingersXssd83 Wed 16-Jan-19 11:30:19

Hi there, I had my collection yesterday. Had lots of follies but they only got 6 eggs (we have three embryos).

I was in a lot of pain yesterday but it's feeling better today. Had more pain this time compared with my first pick up, I think that's due to the consultant rummaging and flushing out my follicles to try to get more eggs.

How are you feeling? Pain is to be expected but it should calm down after a day or two x

FingersXssd83 Wed 16-Jan-19 11:31:19

Also forgot to mention, I think the bloating can last a while longer. My stomach is very round still.

Hope you're feeling better soon thanks

Namechangeforthiscancershit Wed 16-Jan-19 11:31:47

A bit achy and hormonal for maybe 2 days, then fine. And relieved not to be injecting any more!

Sugarplummy84 Wed 16-Jan-19 11:42:19

Thank you for your quick replies.
I just feel really bloated and the bloating is really sore. I’ve had EC twice before and neither time I remember feeling like this. So glad you say you feel similar- that’s reassuring. Can’t help but worry though 🙈

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Botanica Wed 16-Jan-19 12:58:39

@Sugarplummy84 I'd take it very easy and keep a close eye on your symptoms.
It's possible you could be at risk of OHSS with having had a high number of eggs collected.

Hobbes39 Wed 16-Jan-19 13:26:24

Hi @Sugarplummy84 - I agree with above - keep an eye on your symptoms - some bloating is to be expected, but you shouldn't be in lots of pain. Drink loads of water, can help with OHSS. I've now had 4 egg collections - the time before this one I had mild OHSS (didn't need any treatment, just told to keep well hydrated and not to overdo it) and the bloating is more than usual. I only had 9 eggs retrieved then and had that, so with 20 it is certainly v possible. Call your clinic if you feel short of breath or if you are really worried - they'd rather you called for nothing than leave you in pain.


ClanoftheCaveBear Wed 16-Jan-19 13:28:57

I got 21 eggs and was thought to be at risk of OHSS. I was given cabergoline which is a drug to help prevent it.
I also read drink lots of water and also rehydration fluids and write down how much you drink and measure yoyrvwee to check you’re not retaining a lot of fluid shock
Good luck!

Sugarplummy84 Wed 16-Jan-19 13:53:54

Thank you for your replies. I’m drinking lots of water (and lucozade!) and seeing a lot too, which is hopefully a good sign? Sorry if TMI!

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Sugarplummy84 Wed 16-Jan-19 13:54:21

That was meant to say weeing!

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MochaToGo Wed 16-Jan-19 21:46:12

With 20 eggs yes - totally normal. Be on the lookout for ohss symptoms and make sure you tell your clinic before transfer (assuming you are transferring) if you are feeling unwell... but hopefully it will start to subside within a few days.

losingfaith Wed 16-Jan-19 23:37:18

I felt very uncomfortable (as though I had trapped wind) for about a week. Similar no of eggs collected.

Sugarplummy84 Thu 17-Jan-19 06:59:41

Yes losingfaith that’s the feeling I have! Did it just go away? X

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explodingkitten Thu 17-Jan-19 07:41:58

I felt run over by a bus. Had bad OHSS, egg retrieval was just on pethidine and very painful, had a bad bleed (doctor panicked when it dodn't stop at first, other doctor took over after emergency was called), blood running over the floor traumatising my husband (I was in too much pain to care), they couldn't get all the eggs out on the left side even when pricking straight through my uturus. They told me they never will do it again because it was too dangerous. They did tell me that my experience is far outside the normal way of things.

They checked me every day for a week, first at the hospital, then phone calls at home. Frankly they were surprised that I could walk the next day and the day after (different doctors checking those days because of the weekend). I had to drink a lot and take fluimucil (don't remember for what), spent most of the day on the couch with a hot water bottle. I think that I took extra vitamin C but not absolutely sure. Weeing and pooing hurt the first few days. I felt a little better after 7 days ish although still a bit weak and then got my period which was quite bad because my uturus still hurt from the wounds. Took maximum dose if painkillers throughout the days.

It was worth it but I'm scared shitless of childbirth.

explodingkitten Thu 17-Jan-19 07:43:56

Oh yeah, six eggs, four fertilised, four freezed, now 9 weeks pregnant of the 3rd FET. I wasn't allowed to do a fresh transfer and wasn't allowed to do a FET the first three months.

highheelsandheadheldhigh Thu 17-Jan-19 08:29:26

Oh my god ladies ! Those numbers !!!
I got 5, 1 successful (in the freezer to be transferred next month) I felt sore, did it without GA so a bit traumatised after. Slept most of the day, felt better went out to dinner with DH that night. Pissed after 2 glasses of wine (wine+pain relief - bad judgement call) went into work next day, but came home as could hardly stand up straight. Back in work Wednesday and was back in the gym Thursday. I got off lightly !
Good luck all smile

losingfaith Thu 17-Jan-19 20:03:22

Hi @Sugarplummy84 yes it just gradually subsided. I deliberately avoided foods I know that tend to bloat me (bread) and drank lots of still water. No idea if it helped. It can be so painful - I couldn't stand up straight! Hope you feel better soon!

Sugarplummy84 Fri 18-Jan-19 13:27:46

Thank you losingfaith. Wondering why my clinic didn’t warn me about this at all!

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