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Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

OHSS is a problem that is sometimes seen in women who take fertility medicines that stimulate egg production. Generally, a woman produces one egg per month and some women who have trouble getting pregnant may be given medicines to help them make more eggs. If these medicines stimulate the ovaries too much, the ovaries may quickly swell to several times their normal size and may also leak fluid into the abdomen.

The symptoms of OHSS usually begin within 10 days after taking medicines to stimulate ovulation. The severity of OHSS symptoms vary and the symptoms may improve or worsen over time.