What Is A Post Coital Test

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princess - March 20

been trying 2.5yrs, had many test laparoscopy etc, DH tested, no cause = unexplained infertility. Some1 suggested post coital test? what is it? anyone had it?

 

princess - March 20

help? no1 answers any of my q's?

 

to princess - March 20

A post coital test is when you have intercourse and then go into the MD to have your CM examined. I couldn't get pregnant either and it turns out that my CM kills my DH sperm...basically, they are stopped at the front door! If your CM is not the right consistency during ovulation his sperm may not have a good medium to reach your egg. They look at it under a microscope..they schedule the test right around the time of ovulation. I am surprised your MD has not done this already! It can be an important key to your infertility problems! Hope this helps and good luck!

 

princess - March 20

Really?? i had all tests before? But this i never heard of? So what is the treatment? Did u succesfully conceive after that? and thank u by the way for replying!!!

 

amy - March 20

your welcome princess..I have learned so much during my quest to conceive..and i am glad I can pa__s this information along! It is a scary process, huh? Basically, the only way to treat this is to do IUI (intrauterine insemination) to bypa__s your cervical mucus..in the case of antibody response to sperm..if it's just your CM that is not the right consistency then I have heard of people taking small doses of robitussin around time of ovulation or even using real egg whites. The post coital test was the first test my MD did since i ovulated regularly and still hadn't gotten pregnant. I did get pregnant on IUI #2 last month, but u/f it ended in m/c at 6 weeks. Did IUI #3 this month w/no luck!!! Still going to keep trying! I would ask your MD about this test if you are still unsuccessful. So did you have HSG, endometrial biopsy and all that too? I guess you did if you had laperoscopy. I am having laperoscopy this friday..and am scared!!! How did it go for you? How long ago did you have it and what was the outcome? Thanks for your help too!

 

princess - March 20

um aug 2003, its ok not bad, it was a day surgery, little ting scar near bellyb___ton, goes away. For 3-4 days you will feel very sore round tummy abdomen like your body is being pulled, but otherwise painless, u'll get st_tches out too, painless, they put u sleep so u dont feel a thing?? thats how i had it.....

 

princess - March 20

oh sorry outcome was perfect surgeon said 'you'll be pregnant in a few months' idiot!!! and also had my tubes flushed, no reason just to clear them

 

amy - March 20

thanks princess.. good luck to you. are you going to ask about the PC test?

 

princess - March 20

ask who my doc?? yeah im gonna check it out??

 

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