SymptomsBy Mayo Clinic staff
In most cases, the symptoms of OHSS begin within 10 days after you take medications to stimulate ovulation. The severity of OHSS symptoms varies, and symptoms may worsen or improve over time.
- Mild to moderate abdominal pain that may come and go
- Abdominal bloating or increased girth
- Tenderness in the area of your ovaries
- Rapid weight gain, such as an increase of 5 to 10 pounds in one to two days, or weight gain of more than 10 pounds in three or more days
- Severe abdominal pain
- Severe, persistent nausea and vomiting
- Decreased urinary frequency
- Dark urine
- Shortness of breath
- Tight or enlarged abdomen
When to see a doctor
If you have any symptoms of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, tell your doctor. Even if you have a mild form of the syndrome, your doctor will want to observe you for weight gain or worsening symptoms. If your symptoms are severe, last longer than a week or get worse, seek medical attention.
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