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9 Most Common Infertility Treatment Side Effects

Learn the nine most common side effects of infertility treatment in this Howcast video.


Every medication used for the treatment of infertility has its own set of side effects. Some of these are very mild, and in many women there are no side effects at all. Some of them can be somewhat severe however and have to be recognized.

For some of the oral medications that we use to induce fertility, side effects include bloating, breast tenderness, moodiness, hot flashes, and feelings of anxiety. Most women do not have any significant symptoms of this type, but those are the ones that typically do occur. Some women also will experience feeling bouts of anger, dry mouth, and just general dryness of the mucus membranes.

For some of the injectable medications that are used to induce ovulation, bloating is very common, and feeling tired, breast tenderness, and occasional headaches can also occur.

So again, when considering fertility medications, please speak to your fertility doctor about the medications you're using and the expected side effects.

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