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Are There Medical Risks to Being An Egg Donor?

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Are There Medical Risks to Being An Egg Donor?

You are ready to apply to become an egg donor, but first, you want to know what medical risks are involved. Like our wonderful PureOvum egg donors before you, you probably cannot wait to get started providing your fertility to those struggling with theirs. Still, just this last piece of information is a priority for you. We completely understand. We get you.

Here at PureOvum, we work diligently to help you understand the process or behind-the-scenes landscape related to donating your eggs. What is involved? To start — rigorous screening, medical testing, and strict treatment protocols.

Let’s explore the facts behind the potential risks of egg donation.

Is it Safe to Donate Eggs?

Yes, it is safe to donate your eggs at PureOvum, the leading egg collective in San Diego, California.

No studies have demonstrated any link between egg donation and infertility, cancer, or any other significant long-term health problems.

Potential Risks Associated with Donating Eggs

There are risks and side effects that may be associated with donor eggs:

  • Blood Drawing produces mild discomfort and some risk of developing a bruise at the needle site.
  • Fertility Drugs may generate moderate weight gain, mood changes, stomach pressure, headaches, allergic reaction, Ovarian Hyper-Stimulation Syndrome (OHSS) of the ovaries (5% chance in any cycle). In rare cases, hyperstimulation could lead to enlarged ovaries and an increased susceptibility to develop blood clots necessitating hospitalization.
  • Ultrasound-Guided Egg Retrieval creates mild to moderate discomfort after the procedure. Potentially serious complications include bleeding, infection, and injury to the bowel or blood vessels.
  • Psychological Distress is occasionally associated with assisted reproductive technology procedures.

The supportive and gentle PureOvum team, alongside nationally recognized IVF specialists, have meticulously curated the top egg collective program — and are committed to making your experience positive and rewarding.

Explore other common questions egg donors ask before applying.