Tests and diagnosis

By Mayo Clinic Staff

For ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, your doctor may make a diagnosis based on:

  • A physical exam. Your doctor will take note of any weight gain, increases in your waist size and abdominal pain you may have.
  • An ultrasound. If you have OHSS, an ultrasound may show that your ovaries are bigger than normal, with large fluid-filled cysts where follicles developed. During treatment with fertility drugs, your doctor regularly evaluates your ovaries with a vaginal ultrasound.
  • A blood test. Certain blood tests allow your doctor to check your blood concentration and whether your kidney function is being impaired because of OHSS.
Feb. 14, 2014

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