If you develop ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, you'll probably be able to continue your day-to-day routine. Follow your doctor's advice, which may include these recommendations:
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- Try an over-the-counter painkiller such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) for abdominal discomfort
- Avoid sexual intercourse, as it may be painful and can cause a cyst in your ovary to rupture
- Maintain a light physical activity level, avoiding strenuous or high-impact activities
- Weigh yourself on the same scale and measure around your abdomen each day, reporting unusual increases to your doctor
- Call your doctor if your signs and symptoms get worse
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