Sunday, July 13, 2014

How Sex Sent Me to The ER Woman Became Allergic to Her Husband's Sperm [Photos]

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According to a recent episode of TLC’s “Sex Sent Me To The E.R.” show, it wasn't always this way for the couple, Kristyn and Sean.

After their son's birth, however, Kristyn developed a ton of allergies and other health issues that stopped them from having intercourse for a full year.

On Sean's birthday, Kristyn surprised her husband with sex, during which Kristyn had a much more severe reaction than usual. She mysteriously experienced severe swelling, burning sensations and had breathing difficulties so severe that she passed out on the way to the hospital.

Doctors suspected she might be allergic to Sean's cologne, but tests revealed another allergen -- his sperm.

Kristyn's hubby, Sean who was shocked at the test results, said on the show:

"All I heard was that she could be allergic to her husband. I thought ... 'Allergic to her husband? How? You mean because he's too fine? Too good-looking and all that?"

Actually, no. Sometime during her pregnancy, Kristyn had developed seminal plasma hypersensitivity, a condition similar to a peanut allergy, but instead it's caused by contact with semen.

Dr. Carmela Yomtoubian, an emergency room physician at Loma Linda University Medical Center, said the condition is rare. She said:

"During pregnancy, a woman's immune system is mildly suppressed in order to not reject the baby that is growing inside of her. During this time period, if the patient is exposed to some sort of new allergens, she can develop a hypersensitivity to that thing."

In rare cases, she says, that "thing" can be seminal fluid.

Emergency room doctors gave Kristyn an antihistamine to combat the swelling and burning, and an allergist later confirmed Sean's bodily fluids was the culprit. Doctors said she can continue to have sex with her husband provided they use condoms.

I wonder how they will do when they want to have more kids?

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