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Was told by RE doctor to abstain from sex during Menopur + HCG shot
Anon_9449 posted:
I would like to know why do we need to abstain from intercourse while we are doing injections and HCG.. and IUI ..I can understand 3 days before the IUI to get better sperms results, but why not before. Does any one know?
jdfan14 responded:
Hi-I am not sure but IVF maybe diff than IUI but during our IVF cycles we were told we could have intercourse just as long as it was protected. Strange I know but they said while on the meds *just in case* something would happen that it had to be protected intercourse. Hope that helps.
Me 33 PCOS, DH 36 low motility
September 2010 RE consult; need IVF
October 2010 through August 2011 cancelled cycles due to CMV
1st IVF September 2011-BFN
2nd IVF December 2011

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