ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome

<syndrome> Syndrome composed of a combination of ovarian enlargement and an acute fluid shift out of the intravascular space. The enlargement is caused by ovarian cyst formation and the fluid shift may result in ascites, hydrothorax, or generalised oedema. The syndrome is most usually seen as a complication of ovulation induction, a treatment
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ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome

an iatrogenic condition seen in women undergoing ovulation induction, characterized by mild to severe ovarian enlargement with exudation of fluid and protein, leading to ascites, pleural or pericardial effusion, azotemia, oliguria, and thromboembolism.
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Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a complication from some forms of fertility medication. Most cases are mild, but a small proportion are severe. ==Causative medications== Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is particularly associated with injection of a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) which is used for triggering oocyte
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Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

A life-threatening complication that can occur as a result of ovarian stimulation. The exact cause is not known, but women with PCOS, high estrogen levels and those using hCG are at an increased risk of developing the condition. Varying levels of pain, and abdominal swelling will occur as a result of the disorder. Feeling bloated is also a commo...
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ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome

Type: Term Definitions: 1. iatrogenic development of ovarian hyperstimulation that occurs when the luteotropic effects of human chorionic gonadotropin are exaggerated in a cycle in which ovarian stimulation has been done as a component of infertility treatment. The human chorionic gonadotropin is administered exogeneously to trigger ovulation after
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