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Human Seminal Plasma Hypersensitivity

Sperm

If you’re a woman diagnosed with Human Seminal Plasma Hypersensitivity, you might find yourself screaming to the Gods: “Why couldn’t I just have a peanut allergy?!” This is because HSPH is an overly complicated way of saying that you’re allergic to sex – or, to be more precise, semen. Allergic reactions may begin to occur within five to thirty minutes after intercourse, and could include genital itching, burning, and swelling. However, there is some good news. Firstly, it’s a rare condition. In fact, there have only been 100 confirmed cases. And secondly, desensitisation therapy (including administering allergy shots containing small doses of the male partner’s semen) requires the afflicted woman and her partner to have sex at least two or three times a week. ‘Every cloud…’ and all that.

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Hi I'm a 35 yo female and have a problem! Everything my partner ejaculates inside me I seem to develop thrush or BV! I have been on treatment and he has been seen too, but we trying for a baby at the moment and I don't want to constantly be on meds or visiting my Dr





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I have been with my husband for twenty years and we have two children together. For the past year, a day after intercourse, I suffer from severe outer vaginal itching despite washing immediately afterwards. Could I be allergic to his semen? I really think this is the case as we've tried withdrawal method to test the theory and no itching. If I'm allergic, how can this be resolved as its affecting me my interest in having intercourse?





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Hi I am 19 years old. In the last day my vagina has started to slightly itch. I don't have any discharge or smell. It doesn't hurt to wee it is just itchy. I don't know if anyone has any suggestions.





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i have recently been diagnosed with a sperm allergy at an allergy specialist in Glasgow. I have been given an EPI pen for when my reactions happen, however me and my partner of over 3 years would like to start a family in the near future and my specialist was very unhelpful and basically told me on the day 'if i try for a baby i could end up in a coma and that its not an option to try for one' that was it. its alot to process and i would love to know how i can go through desensitization in the uk as i cant find anything on the internet, so any information would be very helpful





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Hi, I live in Edinburgh and I am convinced I have a sperm allergy. I have been to loads of GUM clinics, doctors etc and been tested for a tonne of different things, but no one seems to be able to tell me what the problem is. Could you possibly give me the name of the clinic and the doctor you saw?

Hi every time my boyfriend ejaculates inside me I start itching it's do uncomfortable, we've been trying to conceive , but this is holding us back , please help





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I am only 16 and after sex with my partner I get a horrible tingling sensation and burning. Iv been checked for STD's but that was clear. Iv tried thrush crams but that just made it worse. What can it be?





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I am 21 years of age and i experience my first allergic reaction 2 years ago, symptoms were instant burning, swelling and very painful sensation where i had to put ice in my vagina for approx 30 min until the pain ware off. Also afterwards when i would urine it was the most painful feeling any women can feel. So painful you feel dizzy and feel like vomiting. Every now and then i feel the burning sensation but now its rare. How did it improve? Well my body got use to my partners semen after a few months and he was able to bust inside me with out any burning sensation. But i have to remember to clean up down there quick and not let it sit for a long period or else i will feel the burn. Its the worse feeling any women can go through besides giving birth, because being allergic to semen is horrible. -Thank you





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I think I had a bad reaction when I swallowed my partners semen I woke up feeling nausea and diarrhea, I rushed to the loo and fainted cutting my face requiring stitches. I have spent the weekend in the A & E department having tests but think now this could be the link that trigged this to happen is there a specialist I could see to confirm what I have said, or was it just bad luck ?





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I am 32 years old and have been married for 12 1/2 years. I have had 3 children alive and 2 miscarriages. I have recently in the last year (Since my hysterectomy) have had a terrible burning/painful blisters after sex. It can last weeks! I have been checked for STDs and of course they have come back negative. Of course it is taking a toll on my relationship with my husband Every time he touches me I cringe because I know what I have to look forward to. He is getting frustrated and so am I. What can be done to help me? I am in so much pain all of the time. The itching and pain and swelling.... nothing seems to work! I am in tears as I write this because I don't know how much more I can take.





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I thought to use a douche bag for the first time in July, 2012. After sex, I douched in the shower. The liquid of the douche bag BURNT EVERYWHERE in there and I rushed to pull it out. It kept burning for a couple minutes in the shower and than it just became uncomfortable for days. When we had sex again, his semen BURNT EVERYWHERE in there again. This happened again for another few times, until it stopped burning. But what also stopped was SENSATION of my vaginal walls. I could not distinguish the details of his penis, like his head and size anymore. I just felt that "something" was in there and I could only feel pleasure from impact with cervix. My vaginal walls do not feel those sesative ridges and moves since than, in other words, I DONT FEEL PLEASURE anymore since than. Could it be that my vaginal cells were permanently burnt and it formed a scap? And if so, how can I get my pleasure back? Note: I used to get pretty wet back than, not as much now. HELP ME, PLEASE!





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