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Old 11-12-2007, 02:30 PM   #1
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Question Hostile Cervical Fluid

DH and I have discovered that my cerical fluid is not allowing his sperm through and is in fact killing the few that were able to penetrate it. It was quite disturbing watching this on a monitor...
I have had my first IUI and am at the end of my 2ww. Just wondering if anyone else has had or has this problem. I'm not on Clomid, this just seems to be a natural thing that has happened...

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Old 11-12-2007, 03:50 PM   #2
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Re: Hostile Cervical Fluid

Hi - Welcome, I am new here too. I don't have any advice for your hostile cervical fluid, but I have heard of it. DH and I are quite new to IF. We have been TTC for 2.5 years, but have only recently started the IF path. He's had his SA, low count, motility and morphology. I just had an HSG last week, tubes are clear. Our appts with the RE's are in Dec, so we'll see what happens from there.

I'm so sorry to hear about your HCF. What did the doctor's say? Is this something that can be overcome with IVF? Let me know. There are a lot of great women here. Good luck to you.....

Old 11-13-2007, 04:59 AM   #3
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Re: Hostile Cervical Fluid

Hi I am going through the same thing and but I was reading about evening primrose oil they say it can help lighten the fluid but to be honest I am not sure how true, I have read about it on a couple sites so I am thinking of giving it a try along with flax seed noting that epo can only be taken up to ovulation and then you can finish with flax seed but please remember that I am also trying not yet but you can do so as well.

good luck honey.

Old 11-13-2007, 08:52 AM   #4
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Re: Hostile Cervical Fluid

Cervical mucus is described as "hostile" when it is too thick to allow sperm to penetrate the cervix, thereby preventing conception.

Women who are taking Clomid to induce ovulation frequently experience hostile mucus.

One way to counteract hostile mucus is to use a lubricant that will create a more favorable environment. Pre-Seed is the only lubricant on the market that has proven to counteract the hostile mucus problem AND is not harmful to sperm. The vast majority of personal lubricants on the market today are not sperm friendly and actually reduce your chances of conceiving due to the fact that they harm the sperm.

Another way to help the hostile cervical mucus problem is to take guaifenesin. Guaifenesin is the active ingredient in Robitussin, and over the counter cough medicine in the US. You will want to find a cough syrup with has the ONLY active ingredient as guaifenesin. Any other ingredients can limit the effect you are looking for.

Recommended dosage is two teaspoons (200 mg) taken orally three times per day. If mucus still appears thick, you can take as the maximum dosage as listed on the label of the cough medicine. Water intake should be increased to encourage cervical mucus production and a full glass should take with each dose of guaifenesin.

Most doctors suggest taking Robitussin five days before and including the day of ovulation for a total of 6 days during your cycle.This helps provide the optimal environment to help the sperm survive and get to where they need to go. If you take Clomid, waiting until the day after the last Clomid pill is taken before starting Robitussin is suggested

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Old 11-13-2007, 03:30 PM   #5
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Re: Hostile Cervical Fluid

my doc said that this might be my problem too, not sure, all the tests came out good otherwise. what i was told is that an iui might be the only way to get the sperm where it needs to go. he said my husband and i might be wasting our time trying naturally along with the clomid and trigger shot. we'll have to wait and see. i am currently taking mucinex, 1 tablet at night 5 days before ovulation and also using preeseed. this is my second month doing this... it certainly won't harm anything trying it. Good luck to you

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