Semen Allergy: A Cause of Infertility

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Semen Allergy: A Cause of Infertility

It happens rarely that some women tend to have allergic reactions to the proteins existing in their partner’s semen, commonly termed as semen allergy. Although semen allergy is not considered a direct cause for infertility.

Semen allergy can be detected by redness, burning and swelling in the area where semen has made contact with skin, generally in the outer genital area. Some people might face further health issues like hives, itching and difficulty in breathing. If case you have experienced one or more of these symptoms, consult to a doctor. With proper medical consultation, you will be able to find out whether you have a semen allergy. General allergy testing might come in handy while checking for semen allergy.

A follow up treatment to desensitize the allergic responses to your partner’s semen may allow you to conceive in a natural manner. In case the sensitivity to semen is severe, the doctor may suggest intrauterine insemination, a process in which sperm is washed free from semen proteins to prevent a reaction. IVF is also considered in such scenario.

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