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What you should know about freezing your eggs

Egg freezing is a procedure in which a woman's ovaries are stimulated to generate numerous mature eggs. After that, the eggs are removed, frozen, and stored. When you're ready to have a family, your frozen eggs are thawed and fertilized with your partner's sperm and implanted in your uterus using an in vitro fertilization technique. The goal is for the egg to implant in the uterine lining and results in a pregnancy.

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More and more women are delaying pregnancy for a variety of reasons, including a lack of a partner with whom to establish a family, job considerations, or simply not being ready to have a family and egg freezing may appeal as a kind of reproductive insurance policy against age-related fertility decline.

Possible risks from the egg freezing procedure

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1 Headaches, nausea, bloating, breast discomfort, and bruising around the injection site are all possible side effects of hormone shots used to increase egg production.

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2 Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is more common in women with PCOS and younger women under the age of 35. However, your doctor can help you avoid OHSS by using the smallest amount of medications to stimulate your ovaries.

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3 You may experience cramping after the egg retrieval operation and on rare occasions bleeding, infection, or injury to the surrounding regions, such as the bladder or bowels.

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