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Risks of In Vitro Fertilization IVF

In Vitro Fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology (ART) commonly referred to as IVF. It is the process of fertilization by extracting eggs , retrieving a sperm sample  and then  manually combining the egg and sperm in a laboratory dish. The embryo is then transferred to the uterus.

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Risks associated with IVF

 

Like most medical procedures, there are potential risks involved. Some of the more severe especially associated with Ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome (OHSS) include the following

  • nausea and vomiting
  • shortness of breath
  • decreased urination
  • severe stomach pains and bloating
  • faintness
  • about 10 pounds weight gain within the next  3 to 5 days

Other risks associated with the procedure include :

Content Sources
In vitro Fertilization : Risks. Mayo Foundation. https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/in-vitro-fertilization/details/risks/cmc-20207080. Accessed November 3rd, 2017

Invitro Fertilization. American Pregnancy Association. http://americanpregnancy.org/infertility/in-vitro-fertilization/. Accessed November 3rd, 2017

IVF . NHS Choices. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/ivf/. Accessed November 3rd, 2017

October 17, 2019 | 8:36 31    By oohs N coos    

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