It should be clarified that ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome occurs after ovulation, usually after the administration of HCG. For this reason, punctures are never performed in hyperstimulation, but rather at the risk of hyperstimulation.
When a patient is at risk of hyperstimulation, it is possible to perform different strategies:
- Lowering or stopping the administration of gonadotropins
- will decrease the ovarian quality, but the probability of hyperstimulation is reduced.
- Avoid administering HCG (Ovitrelle)
- reduces hyperstimulation to practically zero. It is the most widely used strategy today.
- Follicular punction
- reduces ovarian volume, the discomfort associated with hyperstimulation, and may reduce the number of active granulosa cells, thus helping to prevent the syndrome.
Read the full article on: What Is the Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)? ( 69).
Read the full article on: What does the follicular puncture of an IVF process consist of? ( 47).
Sergio Rogel Cayetano
Bachelor's Degree in Medicine from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche. Specialist in Obstetrics & Gynecology via M. I. R. at Hospital General de Alicante. He become an expert in Reproductive Medicine by working at different clinics of Alicante and Murcia, in Spain, until he joined the medical team of IVF Spain back in 2011.