Become a donorEgg Donor FAQThe egg donation processWhat are the associated risks of egg donation?
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What are the associated risks of egg donation?

Some egg donors may experience side effects in relation to the egg donation procedure, but these are generally short-term and to be expected during and immediately after the ovarian stimulation and egg retrieval. The most common side effects are similar to PMS-symptoms, and include headaches, mood swings, bloating, nausea, cramping, hot flashes, breast tenderness and/or temporary stinging where the injection was administered.

Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) may occur in less than 1% of stimulated cycles, and even more rare is the risk of Ovarian Torsion.