- The lost intrauterine contraceptive device may provide a diagnostic and management challenge for the gynaecologist.
- Diagnostic laparoscopy with coil retrieval will be required if the device is situated outside the uterus.
- Urinary retention can be caused by a variety of conditions and after initial catheterisation the cause must be addressed to prevent recurrence.
- Genital herpes may be due to either HSV-1 or HSV-2 and usually occur 4-7 days after exposure.
- Treatment with local anaesthetic gel and aciclovir may be required.
- Primary herpes in pregnancy is associated with high risk of transmission to the baby at birth.
- Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is associated with a cytokine response to IVF which in it severest form can cause severe electrolyte disturbance, thrombosis, renal failure and ARDS.
- OHSS requires only supportive treatment until the symptoms resolve.
- OHSS is notifiable to HFEA.