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Taking doxycycline and trying to get pregnant

A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Probably no harm. Older studies suggest doxycycline might reduce sperm motility and therefore reduce the odds of conception. However, it causes no app... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Complete Rx: Complete your Doxycycline Rx and wait for the next normal period before considering conception, just in case you contracted an infection from Africa.(... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Probably yes, but...: ...make sure it's prostatitis. Most "prostatitis" in younger men actually is nongonococcal urethritis (NGU), which is an STD -- often caused by chlamy... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
When finished : You are only taking one week of Doxycycline so even if you got pregnant the first day of taking it the baby would not be formed beyond a few cells. No... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes it is possible: Antibiotics decrease the absorption of the pill and therefore decrease its effectiveness. You should always use a backup measure or abstain while on a... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely: Unlikely but possible. Do a pregnancy test if the end of the cycle shows no period before you start your next pack of pills.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Not for use in pregn: Pregnant women should not take tetracycline derivatives like Doxycycline during pregnancy unless there are no other antibiotics that can be used to tr... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
No it will not.: It will not effect your results. Should not be taking Doxycycline if u are planning for a pregnancy.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Doxy off limits: Can cause tooth and skeletal development issues. Use of citalopram (Celexa) is pregnancy is cautionary. Ask your OB/Gyn. Thanks for trusting HealthTap... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Not recommended: Doxycycline is not advisable during pregnancy. There are usually safer alternatives. There have been evidence of fetal risk when doxycycline is taken... Read More
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