Clinical Nurses Forum| Volume 49, ISSUE 1, P8-11, January 2023

Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome: A Case Report



      Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is a rare, life-threatening obstetric emergency. Early recognition and prompt treatment of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome are essential owing to the risk of long-term complications associated with this condition.

      Case Presentation

      A 30-year-old female presented to the emergency department with a chief complaint of abdominal pain. After assessment and diagnostic testing, she was diagnosed as having ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. The patient was admitted for 24-hour observation. The patient was discharged home with instructions to follow up with an outpatient reproductive medicine clinic. One month after her visit to the emergency department, the patient has not had any complications related to the diagnosis.


      This manuscript outlines the case of a patient presenting to the emergency department with ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome that was promptly recognized and treated. It is important for emergency nurses to quickly identify the risk factors and clinical presentation of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome to decrease the risk of long-term complications.

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      Amber Adams, Member, TXENA-Golden Triangle 335, is a Nurse Educator, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX; and Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX. ORCID identifier:


      Casey Adams is an Emergency Nurse, Exceptional Emergency Center, Port Arthur, TX. ORCID identifier: