Women suffering from severe OHSS may require up to 4-6 weeks to recover from their symptoms. Most women with moderate OHSS symptoms react well to consuming plenty of oral fluids, particularly electrolyte replacement beverages (2 to 3 liters daily), and using basic analgesics to help control discomfort. Women who fail to improve within 7 days should see a doctor.
These are the most common signs of OHSS: heavy bleeding from the uterus, lungs, or rectum; pain when swallowing; feeling faint or dizzy; a fast heartbeat; sore breasts; and cloudy urine. Anyone who suspects he or she has OHSS should call his or her doctor right away.
OHSS can be serious if it goes untreated. Patients must be monitored for complications during their recovery period from the ovary stimulation therapy. These include dehydration, high blood pressure, kidney failure, and ovarian rupture which requires surgery.
Patients who have not recovered by the end of the first week after ovary stimulation therapy may need further treatment to avoid long-term health problems. This may include injecting patients with more hormones or performing in-patient hospitalization with close monitoring by doctors.
Be patient as you recuperate. It takes time for your body to flush out fat cells, which can take up to six months. Drinking enough of water helps keep your body hydrated and assist flush out the fat cells faster, which will aid in the healing process. Soaking in a hot tub or taking a hot shower may help reduce pain and swelling during this period.
Additionally, certain foods and drinks have been shown to help speed up the recovery process after any type of injury or surgery. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables provides nutrients that help build strong bones, muscles, and tendons. This is especially important if you are unable to eat solid food for some time due to the nature of the procedure or if you suffer from obesity. Fasting from eating solid food can lead to dehydration and malnutrition if not done properly. Taking nutritional supplements after the procedure can help provide what your body isn't getting from food. A sports medicine expert should be consulted by anyone who has undergone CoolSculpting to determine what kind of exercise they can do safely after their body has time to heal.
Most patients with mononucleosis will feel better in two to four weeks, but lethargy may continue longer. It usually takes two to three months to recover completely from mononucleosis. Nausea and vomiting are common during recovery.
Those who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia may experience long-term symptoms related to their immune system being activated once again. These people are at risk for developing similar problems if they are also infected with HIV or hepatitis C virus (HCV). People who have these infections should discuss future plans for treatment with their doctors.
Mono can be diagnosed by finding elevated levels of antibodies against the virus in your blood. The only cure is complete removal of the lymphocytes that contain the virus. Radiation therapy is used to destroy these cells before they can multiply. Drugs are used to reduce the number of viral particles produced by the remaining cells.
Mono affects more than 500,000 people a year in the United States. It is most commonly transmitted through sexual contact with an infected person. However it can also be transmitted when pregnant women come into contact with blood containing the virus. The virus cannot be transmitted via food or water.
The best way to prevent mono is to avoid being exposed to the virus in the first place.
The optimum threshold for predicting severe OHSS was 19 follicles, which was also the optimal threshold for predicting moderate to severe OHSS. A threshold of 12 or more follicles should be used to avoid inducing multiple births for patients who may not want more children.
Hyperstimulation results in increased production of hormones that cause fluid buildup in the body and make the ovaries larger. It can lead to premature rupture of the eggs if the patient does not receive adequate treatment. Women who have hyperstimulated themselves are at risk of developing ovarian cancer later in life. Men are also at risk of developing prostate cancer.
OHSS can be mild or severe. Mild cases include shortness of breath, headache, nausea/vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and leg swelling. Severe cases involve all of these symptoms plus weight gain, blurred vision, chest pain, and low blood pressure.
Women with mild OHSS can go back to their normal lives after receiving supportive care. They will need to be monitored by a doctor during their recovery period. Women with severe OHSS require hospitalization and intensive monitoring. Their conditions must be assessed regularly by doctors to ensure that they do not develop complications from the disease.