Hyperstimulation

Ovulation induction can cause a condition called ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS).

Hyperstimumation

Ovulation induction can cause a condition called ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). This is an over-reaction to medicines used to stimulate the ovaries. When having IVF and ICSI treatment, around one in 20 women will develop OHSS. For most women, the symptoms are mild; however, for a few, it can cause more serious health problems that need immediate medical attention.

Symptoms can include:

  • Feeling sick and being sick
  • Severe pains and swelling in abdomen
  • Feeling short of breath
  • Feeling faint
  • Passing a small amount of urine compared to normal