A 33-year-old female asked:
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why is it that when trying to conceive, doctors don't want you to take nsaids?

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Dr. David Dang
13 years experience Radiology
See below: Nsaids are nonsteroidal antiinflammatory analgesics. They are not recommended in pregnancy, particularly during trimester. They are linked to premature births & miscarriages. They may affect the fetal kidney functions & premature closure of ductus arteriosus (vessel connecting pulmonary artery to aorta for fetal oxygen exchange). Acetaminophen (tylenol) is regarded as a safer alternative.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
NSAIDS: Interefere with prostaglandin production, which is necessary for ovulation. In animal studies from late 1980s-90s ovulation could be inhibited by high-dose nsaid.
Answered on Apr 20, 2014
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