IVF Treatment Goes Horribly Wrong For Hyderabad Couple, Wife Slips Into Coma
With the hope of becoming new parents soon, M Suman Kalyan and his wife Jyothi, were undergoing treatment at the Srujana Fertility Centre in Nagole, near Hyderabad.
Couples who can't conceive naturally look upto IVF options in the hope to welcome a baby soon. However, every procedure has its own setbacks and if you are not careful enough, chances are that you might have to pay the price for it at the cost of your own health.
This is what happened with a couple who had gone for an IVF treatment to a Fertility clinic in the city of Nagole near Hyderabad in India. With the hope of becoming new parents soon, M Suman Kalyan and his wife Jyothi, were undergoing treatment at the Srujana Fertility Centre in Nagole.
On September 12, she was given a short general anaesthesia to help harvest the ova (or the eggs), but surprisingly due to some negligence her condition started to deteriorate. Reports say that in a matter of just three hours she suffered from severe hypoxic brain damage and went in to coma on Tuesday.
What's shocking is that even if she recovers from coma, doctors say that she would spend the rest pf her life in a vegetative state.
“They put her under short general anaesthesia. Around 8.45 pm, Dr Soujanya, gynaecologist, told my nephew that Jyothi was tolerating short general anaesthesia administered by Dr Swapna, anaesthetist. She said Jyothi will be given general anaesthesia, which immobilises the whole body. At 9 pm, Dr Seekanth, another anaesthetist, went into the operation theatre. Half-an-hour later they called me and said she was not recovering from general anaesthesia,” Kalyan claimed.
Kalyan also said that Jyothi began the treatment at the centre in August and on September 12 she went for ova pick up, which is a medical procedure that takes normally tow hours.
While medically there is a lot that has to be done. Kalyan registered at complaint at the Chaitanyapuri police station and where the police lodged a case under IPC Section 336 (Act endangering life or personal safety of others) against the five doctors involved.
The risks associated with IVF
While the doctors might tell you about the various advantages associated with an IVF treatment, there are many risks associated with the procedure as well which every couple, who wants to go for one, should keep in mind. The Mayo Clinic lists the following risks associated with an IVF treatment:
- Multiple births: IVF increases the risk of multiple births if more than one embryo is implanted in your uterus, which increases your chances of early labour and low birth weight of the babies than a pregnancy with a single foetus.
Continue reading on the next page to know about other risks associated with IVF treatments!
- Premature delivery and low birth weight: Science also suggests that a baby born through an IVF procedure might have an early delivery and also low weight at the time of birth.
- Ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome: All the injectable fertility drugs that you take during IVF including the common drug human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) can lead to ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome, which can leave you with swollen and painful ovaries.
- Miscarriage. IVF with frozen embryos might also increase the risk of miscarriage.
- Egg-retrieval procedure complications: The aspirating needle that is used to collect eggs if not administered properly can lead to bleeding, infection and other health complications. There are also many risks associated with the usage of general anaesthesia.
- Ectopic pregnancy: Research also says that around 2 to 5 percent of women experience an ectopic pregnancy, a medical condition in which the fertilised egg is implanted outside the uterus. This pregnancy takes place commonly in a fallopian tube and has to be terminated.