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Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)

27 June 2014
Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

(OHSS, Extensive (hyper) stimulation of the ovaries)

OHSS is a condition which may happen during IVF (In vitro fertilization) or intrauterine insemination (iui) treatment when the ovaries over react to medication for ovulation induction.

What does the intensity of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome depend on?

The intensity of OHSS is in direct proportion with the number of follicles grown and estradiol hormone levels in the serum.

How can ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome intensity be classified?

OHSS can be divided into three groups: mild, moderate and severe.

Mild and Moderate OHSS:

In mild and moderate OHSS cases, abdominal bloating, enlarging of the ovaries, sickness, weight gain and abdominal discomfort can be experienced. They are observed in about 10% of cases.

Severe OHSS:

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