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Shasta Lake, CA
A 31-year-old female asked:

Will a t12 spinal burst fracture cause reproductive failure for me, unable to conceive since accdent had l1 compression fracture also.not paralyzed.

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 42 years experience
No it should not : Have any impact for a female to conceive even if paralyzed.
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Dr. Tung Nguyen
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Look for other cause: According to the national spinal cord injury assn, "many women who receive spinal cord injuries are in their childbearing years. Following a spinal cord injury (sci), there is no evidence that a woman's ability to conceive is affected.". Pain and other symptoms from the fracture can produce stress that adversely affect fertility and conception. Work with your doctors to identify other causes.
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen commented
Family Medicine 25 years experience
I noticed you are 31...have you ever been pregnant before? Too much pain and lack of sleep will lead to poor health/quality of life which in turn can adversely affect a woman's reproductive cycle/health and chance of a healthy pregnancy. So, work with your doc to get yourself healthier and it will come...good luck
Nov 17, 2013
Last updated Sep 29, 2016


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