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In Vitro Fertilization
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

In Vitro Fertilization Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

Possible Complications

If you are planning to have IVF, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Still not being able to become pregnant—Older women (over age 40) are less likely to conceive and carry to term.
  • Having multiple babies
  • Ectopic pregnancy (embryo develops outside the uterus)
  • Anesthesia-related problems
  • Short- and long-term adverse effects from fertility drugs
  • Ovarian rupture (rare)

Call Your Doctor

After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
  • Foul-smelling vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Abdominal pain or cramping
  • Cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, or severe nausea or vomiting
  • Any unusual symptoms

In case of an emergency, CALL 911.



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