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Ovum Pick Up (OPU)

Ovum Pick Up (OPU), performed comfortably and easily with vaginal ultrasound guidance, is one of the crucial stages of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. It is a critical point that determines the chances of pregnancy. The egg retrieval procedure takes place in a specially prepared room where the patient is made ready under sterile conditions, similar to an operating room.

During the procedure, a special needle is used to access the ovaries through a vaginal ultrasound probe. This needle is directed into each follicle in the ovaries, and each follicle is aspirated. The aspirated follicles are then sent to the embryology laboratory and examined under a microscope. Here, it is checked whether there is an ovum, and if present, the ovums are separated.

Ovum Pick Up (OPU) is typically performed without causing discomfort to the patient, and the procedure duration varies between approximately 15 to 30 minutes. After the procedure, patients are usually placed in a brief rest period and monitored for a while. Following the Ovum Pick Up (OPU) process, the other stages of in vitro fertilization treatment, such as sperm fertilization and embryo transfer, are carried out.

Ovum Pick Up (OPU) is a crucial step in in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment, which significantly affects the chances of success. The meticulous work of the expert medical team and the provision of a comfortable and sterile environment for the patient play a critical role in the procedure's success. All stages of the treatment are individually planned and managed, taking into consideration the health and needs of the couples. IVF treatment can be a reliable option for couples hoping to have children and can enhance the chances of success with the opportunities provided by modern medical technologies.