One Woman a Week Suffers a Deadly IVF Side Effect: Ovary Stimulation Syndrome Hits a Seven-Year High as Hopeful Mothers Battle Kidney Failure, Blood Clots and Breathing Problems
December 14, 2018
(Daily Mail) – Women are being struck down by a painful and potentially fatal side effect of IVF at a rate of one a week. Severe illness caused by powerful IVF drugs has hit a seven-year high, with almost 800 women rushed to hospital in the last five years. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, or OHSS, causes women’s ovaries to expand dangerously and in severe cases can leave victims fighting to breathe with blood clots in their lungs. A new report from a fertility regulator reveals 52 women were diagnosed with severe or critical OHSS in 2017-18.