Insemination / Hormone stimulation / Hormones used by StorkKlinik – as well as any side effects of these

Hormones and possible side effects

Different side effects can arise in connection with hormone stimulation. The side effects are generally mild and subside when you stop taking the hormones. It is important that you contact StorkKlinik or you own doctor if you feel uncomfortable or unwell in connection with hormone stimulation. Below, you can read a little about the hormones we use at StorkKlinik as well as the most common side effects.

Stimulates the pituitary gland to produce more natural (endogenous) FSH. This then stimulates the growth of follicles in your ovaries.

Side effects: breast tenderness, nausea, hot flashes, headaches, insomnia, stomach pain, mood swings, and very rarely liver involvement and blurred vision. Pergotime is taken as tablets

FSH, follicle-stimulating hormone. LH, luteinising hormone.

Stimulates the ovaries to develop and ripen follicles.

Side effects: local irritation at the injection site, tiredness, bloating, headaches, breast tenderness and pressure/pulling in the lower abdomen when the follicles are growing. The hormones should be taken as an injection.

HCG, human chorionic gonadotropin (also known as the pregnancy hormone). Ovitrelle seeks to ensure that the egg goes through the final ripening stage and leads to ovulation about 36-40 hours after it has been given. Works like the natural ovulation-stimulating hormone LH.

Side effects: local irritation at the injection site, mild breast tenderness tiredness, nausea, headaches and bloating. Some women have a more intense ovulation experience than normal. If you do a pregnancy test within 10-12 days of taking Ovitrelle, the test may give a false-positive result. Ovitrelle is taken as an injection.

Progesterone stabilises the endometrial lining of the womb and prepares it to receive the fertilised egg. Is only used following insemination treatment if indicated. Crinone is given as a vaginal gel. Lutinus is given as vaginal capsules.

Side effects: breast tenderness, nausea, fluid retention, in rare cases psychological side effects, ”preserves the lining of the womb” and can therefore mean that your period does not come when expected even though you have not become pregnant.

  • Signs of infection at the injection site; redness, swelling, thickness
  • Signs of a local allergic reaction at the injection site; redness, swelling, itching
  • Signs of the onset of overstimulation (is very rare however in connection with insemination); distended abdomen, lower abdomen pain, weight gain, fluid retention, fever, vomiting, problems passing urine, breathing problems

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Stork IVF Klinik | St. Kongensgade 40 H, 1. sal | DK-1264 Copenhagen K
Tel. +45 3257 3316 | Fax +45 3257 3346 | info@storkklinik.dk | CVR. No. 33 03 49 11

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