Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 193--197

Assisted reproductive techniques in a patient with history of venous thromboembolism: A case report and review of literature


Sumana Gurunath1, Sriprada Vinekar2, Reeta Biliangady1 
1 Department of Reproductive Medicine, Cloudnine Hospitals, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Gynaecology, Cloudnine Hospitals, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sumana Gurunath
Department of Reproductive Medicine, Cloudnine Hospitals, 47, 17th Cross, 11th Main, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru, Karnataka
India

We report a patient with a history of venous thrombosis following oral contraceptive pills who was planned for in vitro fertilization (IVF)-intracytoplasmic sperm injection for male factor infertility. This article discusses the mechanisms for predisposition to thrombosis during assisted reproduction in patients at high risk. Assessment of risk before commencement of treatment, use of mild stimulation, antagonist protocol, avoiding ovarian hyperstimulation, use of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist trigger and avoiding exposure to human chorionic gonadotropin, frozen embryo transfer in a natural cycle, single embryo transfer, avoiding multiple pregnancy, and use of prophylactic or therapeutic anticoagulation are the various risk-reduction strategies that must be adopted during IVF treatment to reduce the risk of thrombosis to that of natural conception.


How to cite this article:
Gurunath S, Vinekar S, Biliangady R. Assisted reproductive techniques in a patient with history of venous thromboembolism: A case report and review of literature.J Hum Reprod Sci 2018;11:193-197


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Gurunath S, Vinekar S, Biliangady R. Assisted reproductive techniques in a patient with history of venous thromboembolism: A case report and review of literature. J Hum Reprod Sci [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Apr 2 ];11:193-197
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