Overall IVF is a safe treatment.
A condition known as Ovarian Hyper-Stimulation Syndrome (OHSS) may occur whereby a woman’s ovaries respond unpredictably and can become enlarged. At the same time fluid accumulates in her abdomen. Although this can occur in approximately 3% of women undergoing IVF/ICSI, it is almost always minimal and can be easily managed. It can also usually be predicted and prevented. Among our patients, we have not had a case of hyper-stimulation requiring admission to hospital in over five years.
Will the IVF technique damage my ovaries?
There is no evidence to suggest that ultrasound egg retrieval damages the ovaries. It does not cause cancer, menopause or sexual dysfunction.