For INVOCELL Patients
How big is INVOcell?1
The INVOCELL Intravaginal Culture (IVC) device is small enough to sit in your palm.
It’s about 1.5 inches tall and just over 1 inch wide.
Is INVOcell uncomfortable2
when placed in
It’s natural to be concerned about how it feels. However, you shouldn’t feel much discomfort.
If you do, you should call your doctor right away.
Is there anything I can’t3
do while INVOCELL is inside
It’s important to be mindful of what you can and can’t do while INVOCELL is in your body. You should avoid strenuous physical activity or any activity that could change the temperature of your vagina—this includes taking a bath, douching, sexual intercourse, swimming, or exercising. And if you have any questions while INVOCELL is in your body, be sure to ask your doctor.
What should I do if the4
INVOCELL device moves?
If you feel the INVOCELL device move down toward the opening of your vagina, call your
doctor right away. He or she may instruct you to immediately clean your hands with soap and water and move the INVOCELL culture device and the retention device back, deeper into the vagina. You’ll need to visit your doctor’s office to make sure the device is properly placed.
To learn more about what to do if the INVOCELL device moves, please see the INVOCELL Patient Information.
Can I limit the possibility of multiples?5
With INVOCELL, your doctor can limit the possibility of multiples. She or he will discuss with you the number of embryos to be transferred to your uterus, and the possibility of freezing the remaining embryos for the future.
And remember—your doctor will work with you to decide if INVOCELL is the right choice for your needs. You should talk to her or him about any concerns you may have and if using INVOCELL could lead to any risks for you. If you have any questions while using INVOCELL or after the device has been taken out of your body, reach out to your doctor right away.
It’s important to read the INVOCELL Patient Information and talk to your doctor to find out if INVOCELL is right for you.