Our expert says:
There appears to be a contradiction from your previous posting (60) in that you mentioned that the post coital test was where the problem was and that the sperm "not moving".
In your second posting you mention that after the post coital test the specialist said that it was "clear and moving".
I am therefore not certain as to what the true situation is.
With regards to the vaginal ph, the lithmus test is a relatively unreliable test as it lacks sensitivity. Vaginal Ph is usually slightly acidic and this is a normal phenomenen. The bacteria in the vagina which are called lacto bacillus is responsible for the slight acidity which is normally present in the vaginal flora. This protects the vagina from hosts of infections and any disturbance of the acidity can result in the overgrowth of hostile bacteria which may lead to unpleasant vaginal infections. It is therefore important that the acidity of the vagina be preserved. and that the normal commensal baccilli population be maintained. The use of alkaline douches ,if used too frequently, may alter the ph of the vagina adversly resulting in unnecessary vaginal infections.
If the ph is maintained in the acidic range it is meant to be, this will promote, rather than impair fertility. It is also interesting to note that the ph of seminal fluid is slightly alkaline and that when seminal fluid is deposited into the vagina the net effect is that the total ph becomes neutral and therefore sperm function should remain unaltered. If however there is an alteration in the ph of the vagina, it is possible to restore the balance by means of specific lacto-bacillus enriched medication. You could ask your gynaecologist to prescribe such medication for you.
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