What Is Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) refers to the complications that occur as a result of fertility medications given to stimulate or mimic ovarian function. These side effects can be categorized into mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the symptoms experienced by the patient. With IVF success in the Philippines increasing alongside advances in medical technology, assistive reproductive technology has also increased. Today, reproductive therapies feature a host of different modalities. OHSS is frequently associated with the administration of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), although estrogen, estradiol, prolactin, histamine, and prostaglandins have been implicated in previous cases. Under normal circumstances, this hormone triggers Continue reading →