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Vol 89, No 1 (2018)
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Evaluation of complications developing during and after transvaginal ultrasound — guided oocyte retrieval

Selin Özaltın1, Serkan Kumbasar2, Kadir Savan1
DOI: 10.5603/GP.a2018.0001
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Pubmed: 29411339
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Ginekol Pol 2018;89(1):1-6.
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  1. Suleymaniye Maternity and Children's Training and Research Hospital, Suleymaniye Maternity and Children's Training and Research Hospital, 34025 İstanbul, Turkey
  2. GOP Taksim education reseach hospital

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Vol 89, No 1 (2018)
ORIGINAL PAPERS Gynecology
Published online: 2018-01-31

Abstract

Objectives: To investigate the complications of the oocyte retrieval procedure currently used in in vitro fertilisation. Material and methods: We examined 1.031 patients who underwent oocyte retrieval in the IVF unit of our hospital for complications developed during and after the procedure. Results: No complications developed related to sedation or general anaesthesia. Vaginal bleeding was observed in 3.1% of the patients. There was no intra-abdominal bleeding or pelvic organ injuries requiring surgery. Two patients developed pelvic abscesses. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) occurred in 1.45% of the patients. Almost all of the patients tolerated the oocyte retrieval process well. After the procedure, only 2% of the patients described their pain as severe, and 0.4% as the worst pain they had ever experienced. Conclusions: The most common complication during oocyte retrieval is vaginal bleeding, which is largely controlled by buffer application. In conclusion, the oocyte retrieval process can be considered a safe procedure.

Abstract

Objectives: To investigate the complications of the oocyte retrieval procedure currently used in in vitro fertilisation. Material and methods: We examined 1.031 patients who underwent oocyte retrieval in the IVF unit of our hospital for complications developed during and after the procedure. Results: No complications developed related to sedation or general anaesthesia. Vaginal bleeding was observed in 3.1% of the patients. There was no intra-abdominal bleeding or pelvic organ injuries requiring surgery. Two patients developed pelvic abscesses. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) occurred in 1.45% of the patients. Almost all of the patients tolerated the oocyte retrieval process well. After the procedure, only 2% of the patients described their pain as severe, and 0.4% as the worst pain they had ever experienced. Conclusions: The most common complication during oocyte retrieval is vaginal bleeding, which is largely controlled by buffer application. In conclusion, the oocyte retrieval process can be considered a safe procedure.

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Keywords

In vitro fertilisation , oocyte retrieval , post-OR complications

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Title

Evaluation of complications developing during and after transvaginal ultrasound — guided oocyte retrieval

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 89, No 1 (2018)

Article type

Research paper

Pages

1-6

Published online

2018-01-31

DOI

10.5603/GP.a2018.0001

Pubmed

29411339

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2018;89(1):1-6.

Keywords

In vitro fertilisation
oocyte retrieval
post-OR complications

Authors

Selin Özaltın
Serkan Kumbasar
Kadir Savan

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