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A 41-year-old female asked:

I use 15 mg morphine or 10/325 percocet/acetomiphin 4back pain from surgery. i am trying 2conceive my 2nd child, i'm 41. will it hurt chances?

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Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 20 years experience
Probably not: Opioids in general can affect various hormone levels. They could possibly affect the ability to conceive but the greatest risk would be neonatal abstinence syndrome if you continue on opioids while pregnant. I would recommend weaning off of opioids prior to becoming pregnant.

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