What are the possible side effects of HCG?
Stop using HCG and seek emergency medical attention or notify your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following serious side effects:
an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
pain, warmth, redness, numbness, or tingling in an arm or leg (which may indicate a blood clot); or
confusion, severe dizziness, or severe headache (which may indicate a blood clot in the head).
A small percentage of female patients treated with HCG have developed the ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), especially after the first cycle of therapy. Symptoms of OHSS include severe pelvic pain, swelling of the hands or legs, abdominal pain and swelling, shortness of breath, weight gain, low urine output, diarrhea, and nausea or vomiting. OHSS can be fatal. Notify your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical attention if you develop any of these symptoms.
Other side effects may also occur. Notify your doctor if you experience
fluid retention (edema);
breast tenderness or swelling;
pain, swelling, or irritation at the injection site;
early or premature puberty.
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