At present egg donation is gaining momentum, the number of egg donors have also increased considerable. An egg donor has to pass through several medical tests in order to be eligible for donating eggs, and the procedure usually requires regular clinical treatments which are quite lengthy. Research shows an egg donation does not pose any long term threats for the egg donor but there may be quite a few side effects that may be experienced by an egg donor.
As a result of medication or otherwise an egg donor may experience headaches, blood clots, nausea and fits of mood swings. The donor is injected with large doses of hormones which stimulate follicle for egg generation; this may result in enlargement and swelling of ovaries and can cause abdominal pains. The normal menstrual cycle gets disrupted. Hormones like progesterone may temporarily stop the cycle of menstruation hence hot flashes, sleeping disorders and night sweating may be experienced. For almost 10days hormones are injected to the donor it may result in pain at the site of the injection. The hormones stimulate the ovaries functioning and can cause bloating and gain of body weight during the temporary period of medication.