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Semen allergy?

15 July, 2021

Question:

I’ve been married more than 6 years, have gone through 25+ rounds of IVF and other infertility treatments, all as a result of diagnosed unexplained infertility, all to no result. Each of my infertility specialists and my regular OBGYN’s that I have gone to have suspected I might be allergic to my husband’s semen but they do not seem to know who/what the next step is in diagnosing. Does Nishmat have advice for this?


Answer:

We are sorry to hear of your difficulty conceiving with repeated IVF.

An allergist can typically diagnose semen allergy through a skin test. It would be permissible to collect your husband’s sperm for this purpose, much as it is collected for IVF. Sometimes, a semen allergy leads to redness or irritation right after relations. If this is the case, please get back to us with details.

Nishmat offers a free consultation service on fertility questions, which you might find helpful, details here.

Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.


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