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When is it safe to have sex when being treated with methotrexate for persistent pregnancy? can it cause rupture?

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Dr. Danielle Clair
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Listen to your Dr: i am presuming that you are taking methotrexate by a prescribing physician and that you have been given instructions to not have intercourse until your hormone levels have cleared your system. there are rare causes of persistently elevated pregnancy hormone and these need to be considered before determining that your treatment is complete. Please follow your doctors instructions and best of luck
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Last updated May 28, 2016

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