kristymayc wrote:This is my second full round of IVF. First one, my estrogen level was 5,021 and 25 eggs were retrieved, 24 fertilized. I developed mild/moderate OHSS. I didn't have to go to the hospital to get fluid drained or anything like that. I was just very uncomfortable. Severe bloating, fullness in belly, lack of appetite, and had about 4 lbs weight gain. I continued to pee normally, and my girth didn't really change much. After about a week or so, I gradually got better.
Today, I just had my egg retrieval. Estrogen level was 4,300 on day of trigger (so lower than last time!), but 35 eggs extracted! So, 10 more than last time! I'm petrified of getting OHSS. I expect a mild/moderate form like last time, but I'm so nervous that because I had a higher amount of follicles taken out, that I am going to develop a severe case of it. I really don't want to have to go to the hospital and get fluid drained! I am drinking lots of gatorade, and eating high protein foods, and salty foods, as this helped last time. Any words of wisdom? Anybody get a large number of follicles and NOT develop OHSS?? Thanks!!
Congratulations on your outstanding number of eggs.
If you received hCG, then you have some risk for OHSS. I see your estradiol is lower than before but your number of eggs was greater. Unfortunately, the number of follicles is a better predictor of OHSS risk than is the estradiol level.
As for dietary changes, check with your RE. Some recommend dietary changes, others do not.
Yes, there are many examples with more follicles and more estradiol than you had, with no OHSS.
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