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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 182-185
Deep venous thrombosis in a patient undergoing In-vitrofertilization with oocyte donation

Nova IVI Fertility, New Delhi, India

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Nalini Mahajan
Nova IVI Fertility, B 2/1 A Safdarjang Enclave, Africa Avenue, New Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-1208.165150

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Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) has been reported extensively following ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome during in-vitrofertilization (IVF). Pregnancy per seincreases the risk of DVT due to a hypercoagulable state. The long-term use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is another critical factor associated with DVT in women. However, an association between the short-term use of HRT in oocyte donation (OD) cycles and DVT has not yet been reported. We present a case of 43-year-old woman who developed DVT after IVF-OD. DVT was diagnosed at 7 weeks of pregnancy and was managed with low-molecular-weight heparin. We suggest that even a short-term use of HRT should be considered a risk factor for DVT especially in the presence of additional risk factors such as obesity. The patient had an uneventful recovery and delivered three healthy though preterm babies.

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