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Prevent Tick Bites During Fertility Treatment

a blog by Beth Hartog, M.D., Damien Fertility Partners, July 6, 2012

A patient’s question: "I am going to take a hike in the woods this morning. Is that OK?"

My fertility patient had just finished having her blood drawn, and I did an ultrasound to measure her follicles. She was in the middle of her stimulation for in vitro fertilization (IVF). She then asked the question above. I said, "Just stay hydrated and don’t get a tick bite."

The next morning she came in very upset, having just removed a tick from her back.

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