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Egg donation: Is it dangerous? What are the risks?
Medicines for ovulation induction and the surgical procedure of egg retrieval may lead the egg donor to develop certain side effects. Often, follicular puncture causes mild side effects such as vaginal bleeding or...
Disadvantages of FSH
The main disadvantage derived from recombinant FSH if compared to other assisted reproductive treatments is that it is more expensive, since it does not come from the purification human urine.
Indications for GnRH antagonists
GnRH antagonists are chemical compounds used as hormone medicines in assisted reproduction in order to perform an ovarian stimulation during the woman's ovarian cycle.
These hormones work as GnRH antagonists. The GnRH hormone is released by the hypothalamus and is responsible for the stimulation of the pituitary gland, allowing thus pituitary gonadotropin secretion.
Causes of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
The ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome can be due to several causes. Sometimes it occurs naturally, but it can also occur because of the use of hormones in assisted reproductive techniques.
Risk factors of the ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
Factors that can cause the ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) are related to the status of women's health and previous menstrual cycles.
Natural evolution of the ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)
The ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome usually disappears as menstruation starts. Thus, once a woman is on her period, OHSS symptoms may go away, starting therefore a normal ovarian cycle.
Possible side effects of GONAL-f
Gonal-f is administered to the woman in assisted reproduction in order to lead to ovarian cycle stimulation. It can have some side effects or consequences.
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