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A 33-year-old member asked:

will i be able to have another child after taking methotrexate?

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Dr. Paula Castaño
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Once you've been cleared by your doctor to start trying for your next pregnancy, you should be fine. Methotrexate is harmful in pregnancy but quickly clears from your body. After one full menstrual cycle, the effects of Methotrexate should be gone. Of course, many other things can affect fertility, including the reason you may have needed Methotrexate in the first place.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
The recommendation is to stop methotrexate for 3 months before trying to conceive.
Jul 27, 2013
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Yes: You will need to be off for a while at the descretion of your physician. More important why were you on it in the first place and that medical condition can effect the pregnancy also. Your physician will help clarify this.

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