Overstimulation of ovaries
Other Names: Ovarian over-stimulation
Negative effects of multiple egg release
Adverse effects of fertility drugs
Nature: Fertility drugs stimulate the ovaries to release more eggs, causing them to swell, bleed and retain fluid, leading in rare cases to heart failure. Carrying multiple foetuses increases the risk of potentially fatal blood clots during pregnancy and delivery, and the children born can require follow-up care for many years.
Problem Type: G: Very specific problems
Date of last update 10.06.1999 – 00:00 CEST