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A 36-year-old female asked:

How long can alcohol be detected in semen ? can alcohol consumption by male partner prior to conception affect the egg/embryo or cause misscarriage?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: Sperm basically has an all or none response. Long term alcohol may affect a man’s overall sperm count and function but if they work then they work. It is not linked to miscarriage. If your partner has an alcohol problem consider helping him seek help and treatment prior to parenting together.

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Last updated Mar 21, 2016

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