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Why am I feeling sick when sperm is gets injected inside of me?

I have endometriosis and sex is painful and I really want to start a family. My husband injects sperm into me with a syringe. The dates are 24th,25th, 26th, and 28th. I still feel sick. I read online it can be an allergy and kill me. I really hope that isn't true. Is it an allergy? I feel like vomiting and my chest hurts. By the way I do suffer from anxiety and a heart condition. I was at my doctors and he said everything seems fine. Chest sounds good, lungs are clear. The nausea comes and goes. Plus I feel like I have an infection but I never felt this way with yeast infection or bladder infection before. I don't know what is going on. Last night I felt like I was going to die. I do get cysts on my ovaries and breasts
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134578 tn?1614729226
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I assume you are sure you weren't pregnant (already) on the 24th, 25th, 26th and 28th?

It sounds like you should have your ob/gyn recommend you to an endocrinologist for some clearer workups about things like cysts on ovaries and breasts, and endometriosis. You know that endometriosis can be removed surgically, right? But you have to have a good doc for that -- in our town, the IVF specialist was also the best for endometriosis removal.

If you have a heart condition, have you been cleared to try to get pregnant? It's safe?

In your shoes, along with talking to a specialist about hormonal issues and a heart doc, I would also make it a top priority to see someone about your anxiety. A lot of the physical issues you're naming could come from (or be increased by) anxiety.

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Also, you said you are concerned it is an allergy, another doctor to consult with could be an allergy specialist. Before doing that, it would be simple enough to test the allergy theory by putting some sperm on the skin of your arm, and seeing if the skin reacts.
I have an appt but it isn't until the 23rd of October. That is what was available.  My nausea comes and goes. I do have cysts on my breasts and now that I'm off of birth control, I probably have cysts on my ovaries again. I never got this sick before. I do feel like I have an infection but I never got sick like this with a bladder infection or yeast infection.  
The 23rd of October is not far away, I'm glad you got an appointment.

Does the same nausea happen when you have sex the old-fashioned way? If not, it's probably not a sperm allergy, which are pretty rare. Have you ever had sexual trauma of any kind? It could be a fear reaction. But I am actually wondering if you have something else entirely, like a virus or a food allergy, or even a reaction to being off birth control (the body might take some time to adjust to the change in the hormonal profile). Anyway, the doctor should be able to advise.
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I have to ask why the syringe . :))  That's like from the movies back in the 80's  I honestly don't know anyone who does that unless they never talk about it.  It takes the average couple a year to conceive.  It took me a few years.  I would definitely get some doctor input.  If you have issues like polycystic ovaries, you may need some mediation.  Is there a reason you are using a syringe rather than having sex?  I get it, I found TTC a bit like a job.  But it might be best to go that route.  Also, how far up do you place the syringe?  Was it sterilized each time?  And my doctor says to have sex EVERY OTHER day to conceive.  So, I threw a lot at you.  :>)  Sorry.  When you have intercourse, do you have a reaction or just through the syringe?
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It is painful to have sex. My husband did clean the syringes. The first time he did it, it poked me. He bought new ones and he didnt clean that one. He said it is new and it is already sterile. I was sick before that other one was used. I want to talk to the doctor about it but he doesn't want to and he doesn't want me to either.
It doesn't sound like the syringe itself would have made you sick. If you're concerned that the sperm made you sick because of an allergy to sperm, that is pretty rare, but you could speak to an allergy specialist about that without ever having to mention that your husband used a syringe.
Well, again, why are you using a syringe in the first place?  Why would you not want to tell the doctor? maybe using the syringe is what you want to not disclose?  I'm just trying to understand, no judgement!  
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I had endometriosis, polyps, and cysts on the ovaries removed in the past via surgery. I had spotting in between periods, and that’s when they recommended surgery. They basically performed a D&C  (like when women have abortions, scraping of the lining), and laparoscopic surgery. After the surgery they put me on birth control pills and I haven’t had any issues since. Birth control pills prevent endometriosis and cysts. Yet, I know you are trying to get pregnant right now, so I’m sure you aren’t taking birth control. If endometriosis is causing you issues, and it can prevent pregnancy in some women, you need to have surgery to remove it. Also, there are treatments you should consider such as IVF instead of him inserting his sperm in you through a tube. That could have caused an infection if it wasn’t sterile. Don’t do anything like that from home, you need to go to a doctor for any type of fertilization treatments. Also, if you are having an infection that you don’t recognize, it won’t hurt for you to screen for STI’s, BV, UTI’s etc. Just as a precaution for yourself.
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