No, you don't have to. The antral follicle count prior to ovarian stimulation in IVF treatments will allow the specialist to adjust the stimulation protocol and dose to avoid the occurrence of OHSS. In addition, during ovarian stimulation, serum oestradiol levels are monitored by ultrasound and blood tests, which will allow the gynaecologist to assess how the ovaries are responding to the treatment and to see if the response is being exaggerated.
If I have a high antral follicle count will I develop ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)?
By Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 06/29/2021
Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics.