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does anyone know if taking paxil (paroxetine) during pregnancy might cause a hydrocele?

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Not likely: Most studies have not found paroxetine to be associated with birth defects other than heart defects, and any association with cardiac defects is controversial. Hydroceles are more common with prematurity, but there is no reported association between Paxil and premature birth.
Dr. David Vandersteen
Pediatric Urology 31 years experience
Do not know: Hydroceles at birth are exceedingly common. Most are non-communicating, asymptomatic, and resolve spontaneously. I am unaware of any association.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Paxil (paroxetine): Paxil (paroxetine) can cause birth defects. Hydrocele is not one of them, at least not reported, to my knowledge.

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