A 27-year-old female asked:
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dose ivf test you for herpes i think i have it i haven't been tested yet but i'm very sure i have herpes?

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Dr. Scott Roseff
38 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: Ivf doctors don't routinely screen for herpes. Some doctors have the capability of testing you but you're likely best off testing with your gynecologist. It's critical for you, your partner, and your possible future baby that you get properly diagnosed if you think you may have herpes.
Answered on Apr 17, 2017

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