Understanding Human Seminal Plasma Hypersensitivity

sir rob By sir rob, 28th Sep 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The article is all about Human Seminal Plasma Hypersensitivity?

Semen Allergy

Yes, you heard me right! Human Seminal Plasma Hypersensitivity or commonly known as semen allergy. Semen allergy…?

As the same with other substance, it is possible for people to be allergic to semen. Though it is a rare and unusual disorder yet it exists and is a problematic condition. Symptoms may occur few minutes after exposure to semen that can cause localized or systemic reactions from the proteins in the semen after intercourse. Common reactions are vaginal swelling, itching, pain and burning sensation. And in severe cases, difficulty breathing and anaphylaxis may occur.

But the worse thing is, it could be devastating in the couple’s relationship and embarrassing at some point. And women may suffer in silence.

The usual treatment is simply to avoid physical contact with the semen. Now, it is a problem if the couple wants to conceive. Using condom is the simplest method of treatment and other options include desensitization. It is the gradual introduction of seminal protein until such time it is tolerable.

The good thing is, there’s no reported death of this kind of disorder so far.


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author avatar Jerry Walch
29th Sep 2010 (#)

I never heard of this one before. Interesting.

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author avatar sir rob
29th Sep 2010 (#)

I had the same comment way back then and indeed an interesting to know about this condition.

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author avatar Eunice Tan
22nd Oct 2010 (#)

This is very informative.

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