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03 Mar 2004

WHAT IS A POST-COITAL TEST?
Dear Doc

What is the purpose of a post-coital test? What does it determine or indicate with regard to fertility/infertility? When is the best time of my cycle to undergo this test? Do we have to undergo this test, immediately after intercourse? Can I have a shower after intercourse and then go for the test?

Thank you for the feedback.

Octavia
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

As Sam says, the test determines how your partner's sperm penetrate your cervical mucus. It is done at the time of ovulation. You should not shower before having the test and it has to be done very soon after intercourse.

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