Are you having sperm or semen allergy ?

Are you having sperm or semen allergy ?

What Is A Sperm Allergy ?

A sperm allergy or Seminal Plasma Hypersensitivity or semen allergy is a rare disorder affecting females. However, you would hardly know that you suffer from this condition, in case of protected intercourse.

Why does it happen ?

It happens when your body produces allergic responses to specific proteins or chemicals found in your male partner’s semen. The allergy to seminal fluid occurs because of glycoprotein, secreted by the prostate gland.

How will I know if I have Sperm Allergy ?

If you have any of the below conditions, you are likely to have a Sperm Allergy :

  • Genital Itching
  • Hives
  • Burning
  • Tightness in Chest
  • Wheezing
  • Light – Headedness
  • Difficulty in Breathing
  • Painful Urination

What are the ill-effects of having sperm allergy ?

Apart from physical discomforts, sperm allergy may affect your relationship with your partner since you may wish to abstain from intimacy due to physiological issues resulting in drastic effects on your relationship and married life.

What if I am vulnerable to sperm allergy ? Will it affect my pregnancy in future ?

If you have been allergic to sperm before, your doctor may suggest you the below treatment options :

1. Intravaginal Seminal Graded Challenge : Small doses of your male partner’s semen will be injected in your body to develop immunity towards the factors causing allergy. Also, you will be required to maintain relations with your partner during the treatment or else, you would be re-exposed to the allergens in the semen.

2. Intrauterine Insemination: If you are highly sensitive to semen and your body develops allergy during the treatment, you might need Intrauterine Insemination (IUI). This involves injection of sperms without seminal fluid in your body at the time of ovulation. We at IFC offer best IUI treatment India to make your parenthood a reality.

Closing Thoughts

Sperm Allergy is indeed an awkward problem. If you are experiencing sperm allergy symptoms then consult a medical expert to have safe, healthy and hassle-free family planning ahead.

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