The IVF process involves stimulating egg production to later retrieve the eggs and fertilize them in a lab. After that, the embryos are transferred back into the uterus with the hope of implantation. IVF uses different medications/hormones timed at different points throughout the cycle.
Some women may develop complications like ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) in response to all the extra hormones they’re taking. OHSS happens when the ovaries swell with fluid that eventually leaks into the body. This condition is a direct result of the drugs used in IVF and other procedures that enhance egg production and maturity.
There’s a lot going on with your body during IVF. It may be hard to tell when something is wrong versus just uncomfortable. Trust your instincts, but also try not to worry. Most cases of OHSS are mild.
Symptoms include things like:
. abdominal pain (mild to moderate)
. gastrointestinal issues (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea)
. discomfort around your ovaries
. an increase in your waist measurement
These symptoms typically develop about 1 to 2 weeks after injecting medications. The timeline is individual, however, and some women may start symptoms later on down the line.
Symptoms tend to range in their severity and may also change over time. Around 1 percent of women develop what is considered severe OHSS.
. notable weight gain (2 or more pounds in a single day or 10 pounds in 3 to 5 days)
. more severe abdominal pain
. more severe nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
. development of blood clots
. decreased urine output
. difficulty breathing
. abdominal swelling or tightness
It’s important to get immediate treatment if you experience severe symptoms and have any risk factors of OHSS. Issues like blood clots, trouble breathing, and severe pain may lead to more serious complications, like an ovarian cyst rupture with excessive bleeding.
Iranian surgery is an online medical tourism platform where you can find the best doctors and fertility specialists in Iran. The price of IVF in Iran can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined by an in-person assessment with the doctor.
For more information about the cost of IVF in Iran and to schedule an appointment in advance, you can contact Iranian Surgery consultants via WhatsApp number 0098 901 929 0946. This service is completely free.