Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is a disorder that affects women who are taking injectable hormone medications to stimulate the development of eggs. OHSS may develop in women who undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination, or ovulation induction.
Dr. Vicken Sahakian of Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles in Los Angeles, CA, provides complete ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome treatment using the safest and most advanced methods. Under her care, this issue can be resolved and you can realize your goal of growing your family.
What is Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)?
OHSS is a medical condition that can develop as a result of hormonal therapies and medications used to stimulate egg production. Many cases are mild, while others may result in severe illness.
Under normal circumstances, a woman produces one egg per month. Many women who have trouble becoming pregnant may be given medicines to help produce eggs. However, those drugs may overstimulate the ovaries, sometimes resulting in more 20 eggs being produced in one cycle. In addition to the ovaries becoming swollen and painful, fluid may leak to the stomach and chest areas.