23-year-old woman dies in hospital in rare case during routine IVF treatment

A 23-year-old woman reportedly died in India during a routine IVF procedure.

According to media reports, the healthy mother of one child suffered the effects of a rare complication that led to her death.

The incident happened in India’s capital, New Delhi. However, the exact date the woman died was not disclosed.

The woman’s heart reportedly stopped beating while her eggs were being collected. She could not be revived and was pronounced dead, the New York Post reported. The victim has not been identified.

An autopsy revealed the cause of death to be severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). According to the World Health Organization, this affects between 0.2% and 1% of all IVF patients.

This condition occurs due to a side effect of fertility drugs used in IVF. These drugs are used to stimulate the growth of eggs. The chemicals cause fluid to leak from the blood vessels into the abdomen. In some severe cases, fluid also leaks into the space around the heart and into the lungs.

According to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, mild OHSS causes symptoms such as abdominal swelling, discomfort and nausea and is relatively more common.

The woman’s death was investigated after a report was published in the scientific journal Autopsy Case Reports in May. According to the report, the woman had no pre-existing medical conditions that put her at higher risk. However, the autopsy report revealed that the woman’s ovaries were three times larger than they should have been.

The woman, who has a 4-year-old child, started the IVF process to have a second child.

Initially, she had started the stimulation process to increase the number of eggs produced. After 11 days of this process, she went to the hospital to collect the eggs. The procedure began only after doctors determined that her blood pressure and pulse rate were normal.

However, when she was sedated, her blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen levels suddenly dropped. It wasn’t clear why she developed the complication.

People undergoing egg retrieval for IVF “should be properly counseled about the risks associated with egg donation,” the case report authors – Swati Tyagi, Asit Ranjan Mrida and Chittaranjan Behera – wrote.

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