Complications of fertility treatment in women

Complications of fertility treatment in women

Complications of fertility treatment in women

Every treatment has its risks and complications, with fertility treatments these can include:

  • OHSS (ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome) – this results in the ovaries swelling and becoming painful due to fertility medications that induce ovulation.
  • Multiple pregnancy –this is a common complication with IVF due to multiple embryos being inserted into the woman’s uterus. Legally, clinics in some countries are prohibited from inserting more than three embryos at one time.
  • Infection or bleeding – this is a rare risk associated with any invasive procedure.
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