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Can antibiotics cause infertility

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Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
No: Most commonly used antibiotics do not cause infertility. The infection they are treating can, in some circumstances.

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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: Antibiotics should not have any bearing on fertility. However, if the antibiotics are used to treat an infection in the abdomen or pelvis, the underly ... Read More
Dr. Philip Chenette
37 years experience Fertility Medicine
Most no: Most antibiotics used for common infections do not influence fertility. A few can influence fetal development, such as the tetracyclines. The quinolon ... Read More
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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No: Antibiotics do not cause infertility
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: Antibiotics do not cause infertility, though some may not be safe to take during pregnancy.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: It doesn't.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Peralta orozco
Specializes in Medicina Familiar
Antibiotics: the antibiotics you mentioned don't have that side effect
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: That would no be an issue.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Unlikely...: Epididymitis is rarely acquired from oral sex. It could happen due to gonorrhea, but rarely. What are your symptoms? Pain in both testicles is almost ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Epididymitis: This is a peculiar situation. At your age, epididymitis usually is chlamydia or gonorrhea, or less commonly a non-STD urinary tract infection. Abscess ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
33 years experience Fertility Medicine
Multiple: Many are born with abnormalities in sperm production. Some lose production ability with time. Infections can block tubes, vas deferens, that take sp ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Collin Smikle
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Infertiltiy: There are a number of reasons that may cause a woman to have difficulty getting pregnant. These include but are not restricted to: ovulating regularly ... Read More

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