Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome Treatment Costs

Dr. Randy Morris

Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome Treatment Costs

Dr. Randy Morris

Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) can occur after a women has undergone a regimen of injectable hormone medications in conjunction with the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) process – a standard treatment for infertility. These injectable fertility medications stimulate the growth of multiple egg follicles in the ovaries. Women undergoing fertility medication regimens to stimulate egg growth increase their chances of pregnancy. However, some women can experience OHSS.

Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome Symptoms

Inadvertent, over-medication, or over-sensitivity of egg growth hormones in a woman’s system may lead to OHSS, causing:

  • Swollen Ovaries
  • Painful or Tender Ovaries
  • Rapid Weight Gain – 5 to 10 lbs. within a few days
  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Increased Waste Size
  • Mild to Moderate Abdominal Pain or Tightening
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased Urination
  • Dark Urine
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Dizziness

OHSS can also be experienced by women who are administered oral fertility medications such as Clomid-Clomiphene-Serophene. Severe cases of OHSS are rare and most incidents of this medical condition are mild.OHSS symptoms typically surface within 10 days after a woman completes her regimen of oral and/or superovulation injectable medications. Depending upon the individual woman’s sensitivity to a particular fertility medication, her symptoms may range from mild to severe and may improve or worsen over time – lasting from several days to weeks.

Costs of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome Treatment

OHSS is effectively treated by Dr. Randy Morris at IVF1 in the Naperville Fertility Center through a procedure known as paracentesis. Paracentesis is the procedure of taking out fluid that has been building up in the abdomen due to OHSS. The fluid is removed using a long, thin needle place through the belly. The removal of the fluid relieves the pressure or pain a woman is suffering from due to OHSS.

Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome Cost

The average cost of outpatient treatment of OHSS through paracentesis range between $1,954 and $3,557, according to studies cited by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. Costs of treating OHSS is dependent upon the amount of time required for the doctor to perform the paracentesis procedure and other individualized complications.

Ovarian Hyperstimultion Syndrome Treatment Provider

OHSS is safely treated by Dr. Randy Morris through outpatient management with paracentesis at the IVF1’s Naperville Fertility Center. If you believe you are suffering from OHSS, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with Dr. Morris by clicking below or calling 630.357.6540.