Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is a condition where ovaries over respond to the hormone injections used to stimulate the growth of the follicles that contain the eggs. This section provides information for patients concerned about this condition.

What is Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome?

This is a condition where ovaries over respond to the hormone injections used to stimulate the growth of the follicles that contain the eggs. This page gives further information.

What causes OHSS?

OHSS is due to chemicals produced by the follicles which then cause leakage of fluid into the abdominal cavity and reduces the circulating fluid in your blood vessels. Read more about OHSS on this page.

How can this be prevented?

Your treatment cycle is carefully planned to keep the risk of OHSS to a minimum by selecting the most appropriate dose of medication to stimulate the ovaries. As overall only 60% eggs fertilise, 80-90% grow and as there is a difference between the growth...

What to do if you are not well?

If you experience any of the warning symptoms you need to contact the clinic immediately. This page contains all contact details!