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2022 Apr 26

J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod

Pain scores during oocyte retrieval for IVF/ICSI: a retrospective cohort study comparing three different analgesia protocols.


Buisman ETIA, Roest I, van der Steeg J W, Smeenk JMJ, Koks CAM
J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod. 2022 Apr 26:102394.
PMID: 35487403.


Oocyte retrieval is a painful, but essential element of IVF/ICSI. Evidence for the best method of analgesia is lacking. In the Netherlands, the three most common analgesia protocols entail administration of oral analgesics, intravenous opioids, and intramuscular opioids. The aim of this study was to compare these methods.