Do I have to inject myself during IVF treatment?

Yes, this is one of the treatments where there are plenty of injections for the patients to do. Generally, before starting an IVF treatment, patients at London IVF and Genetics Centre attend a Coordination appointment, where they are taught and taken through the protocol taught how to do their injections.

As part of an IVF treatment, based on your treatment protocol you might be taking medications such as Buserelin, Menopur, Gonal-F, Merional, or Fostimon. Most of these injections are subcutaneous injections and you would be administering it into the fatty tissue underneath the skin. You will be taught very clearly how you need to do your injections. The information will also be supported by the written patient information leaflet. you will also have the telephone support during the out of hours if you are to have difficulties.

Other IVF injections

There are certain other injections that have a different technique, which are intramuscular injections. Again, we will teach you the right technique that you need to do, any precautions that you need to take, or any tricks that you need to practice to ensure that these injections are the least uncomfortable or as less painful as they can be.

A reassuring situation in my experience has been that the majority of the patients do not find these injections to be as uncomfortable as they had initially anticipated. The majority cope well with the treatment.

By | 2016-11-04T12:50:43+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Fertility Drugs|Comments Off on Do I have to inject myself during IVF treatment?

About the Author:

Dr Krishna is Director of London IVF and Genetics Centre. She is a highly experienced Consultant Gynaecologist and specialist in Fertility and reproductive medicine. She manages couples with male or female cause of subfertility across the full range of complexity. She has special interest in managing patients with repeated treatment failures and those who respond poorly. She has published in professional journals and presented at national and international meetings. She is passionate in delivering best possible treatment outcomes and experience, as evidenced by patient feedback.