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30 Jul 2007

douching before ivf
I was told by MY DR that I have some bacteria in the vagina and this was established through a test.
He recommended that I douche and also prescribed anti-biotics.
Pls advise if it is safe to douche before IVF or should I not douche at all.
I want to do ivf within a 2-3 months ,but worried this may be a problem if I douche and If I dnt douche the bacteria may still exist when im doing ivf.
Im thinking of changing my DR to moving to your clinic as well.
pls advise .
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fertility expert

01 Jan 0001

Dear Patient

Douching and the use of topical or systemic antibiotics should not negatively alter the outcome of an IVF program
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