A 46-year-old member asked:
does anyone know if taking paxil (paroxetine) during pregnancy might cause a hydrocele?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
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.
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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.
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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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Last updated Sep 13, 2019
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