Women undergoing ultrasound-directed egg recovery may notice a small amount of blood in their urine or from their vagina for a day afterwards. This is quite common and should not cause concern. Laparoscopy carries the usual minor risks and side-effects of any procedure involving a general anaesthetic. Some women experience soreness in the stomach, chest or shoulders, or vaginal bleeding for a few days after the operation.
The operation to remove eggs through ultrasound guidance, under IV sedation will not be painful during the procedure. Some abdominal discomfort may be experienced for a short time after the operation is over.