I had embryos put back 4-7 days ago. Now I am experiencing pain in the lower abdomen. What shall I do?

  • Ovaries after the embryo transfer commonly are several times larger than before. This happens to all patients and sometimes causes dull ache, bloatedness and tenderness in the lower abdomen.
  • When experiencing dull ache, you can take paracetamol or codeine based painkillers.
  • If you are still concerned, please ring The Centre as directed on the front page.
  • If you feel you need to be seen by a doctor urgently you can come to The Centre during the normal working hours. You need to contact the On call person for The Centre at other times so that we can arrange a doctor to see you.

I had a lot of eggs collected. The unit said that I had a risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and gave me forms to monitor my fluid balance. I am well but note that I have drunk more than I am passing as urine. Is there a cause for concern?

  • No, there is no concern if you are well and overall your urinary output is more than 500mls. You need to continue recording your fluid balance strictly.
  • Please keep your next appointment in The Centre (if within the next 24 hours) or ring The Centre to arrange an appointment.
  • If you have passed less than 500mls of urine (without forgetting to record all the urine that you have passed), you need to ring the On call person for The Centre at other times so that we can arrange a doctor to see you.

I had a lot of eggs collected. The unit said that I had a risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. I have had Gestone injections since my egg collection. They have put some embryos back in me. I have been monitoring my fluid intake and output at home. Now I am feeling nauseous, have been vomiting and my tummy is swollen. I am finding it difficult to breathe. What shall I do?

  • During normal opening hours you need to come to The Centre or the gynaecology ward for assessment and treatment. Outside normal working hours, please ring the On call person for The Centre at other times so that we can arrange a doctor to see you.

I had a lot of eggs collected. The unit said that I had a risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. I have had a Prostap injection after the egg collection. They have frozen all my embryos. I have been monitoring my fluid intake and output at home. Now I am feeling nauseous, have been vomiting and my tummy is swollen. I am finding it difficult to breathe. What shall I do?

  • During normal opening hours you need to come to The Centre or the gynaecology ward for assessment and treatment. Outside normal working hours, please ring the On call person for The Centre at other times so that we can arrange a doctor to see you.

I had embryos put back 10 days ago. Now I feel bloated and my tummy is swollen. What shall I do?

  • When symptoms present as late as this after the egg collection, it could be because you are pregnant. You should keep our appointments in the ACU as planned or ring the unit when it is open.
  • During normal opening hours you need to come to The Centre or the gynaecology ward for assessment and treatment. Outside normal working hours, please ring the On call person for The Centre at other times so that we can arrange a doctor to see you.