How to Prevent OHSS (Ovarian Hyperstimulation) During IVF at Best IVF Centre in Delhi

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With intense modernization, more and more women are exposed to the hazards of PCOS. This condition is more widespread in metros like Delhi & Mumbai. PCOS comes with a varied set of complications, and one such complication is OHSS or Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome. This medical condition develops during the implementation of IVF techniques. For women suffering from PCOS, IVF is one of the few best methods to have a child, and complications related to this are, unwelcomed. The Best IVF Centres in Delhi will be able to guide you regarding how to overcome these challenges.

What is OHSS?

As mentioned earlier, Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome is a complication that occurs during the adoption of IVF techniques. But what exactly is “Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome”? In OHSS, there is an increased accumulation of water in the pelvic region of a PCOS female. It occurs because of the use of fertility medication which is the base of IVF techniques. 

Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome is also associated with ovarian distension and an increase in pelvic pressure. Most OHS cases pose no threat to the female. They are usually mild which may subside on its own, but other cases may prove to be fatal. Therefore, it is essential to manage OHS during IVF.

Association between OHSS and PCOS

PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. It is associated with menstrual abnormalities and ovarian distension. In PCOS, there is the development of a large number of antral follicles. What’s special about these follicles is that they are stimulated even by a slight rise in the FSH level. 

During IVF, the female is administered by artificial fertility hormones. These hormones have a direct impact on these antral follicles and cause them to swell. It results in ovarian distension, which ultimately leads to Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome. 

But the good thing is, it is easy to manage. There are many ways to prevent a mishap like OHSS. 

 How to prevent OHSS?

There are two sets of protocols to help doctors manage the effects and development of OHSS. The Individualized Protocol is designed to minimize the effects of OHSS. On the other hand, a ‘Step Up’ Protocol may be implemented. It is a revised method which is more or less like hit and trial. The only difference being the doctors start administering low doses of FSH into the women undergoing IVF. Eventually, the dose of FSH is increased, and the response is monitored. It allows the doctor to keep the levels of FSH in control, thus minimizing the chances of OHSS development. During FSH monitoring, the level of estrogen is also kept under observation.

In addition to this, many other techniques can be implemented to control OHSS development. Some of the most common methods include Lupron Trigger, Oral contraceptive pills, and low dose Aspirin. Moreover, techniques like GnRH antagonists post egg retrieval, Dopamine agonist drugs, and IVF hydration have shown improved results in PCOS females.

Baby Joy IVF and OHSS

Baby Joy IVF is the Best IVF Centres in Delhi that aims to bring joy and happiness to all couples. PCOS is a problem that has become increasingly common in recent years, and it can prove to be a massive threat in some cases. That’s why you need a professional and well monitored IVF clinic. At Baby Joy IVF, you get the best services and positive results. We make sure that there are minimal chances of development of OHSS. In addition to this, we have the proper equipment to manage OHSS in case it develops.  So what are you waiting for? For more information, visit our website at or contact us at 88-0000-1978.

Mrs. Shweta Gupta
Mrs. Shweta Gupta has 15 years of experience in Pharmaceuticals and Health care industries, with expertise in Patient counselling and Digital Media Strategy. She is HOD of Patient counselling Dept. at Baby Joy Fertility and IVF Center.

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