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Can cigars cause birth defects if your man smokes?

Can cigars cause birth defects if your man smokes?

Cigars: Your exposure to cigars really is related to second hand smoke. Birth defects are not associated with cigar smoking in the male. Smoking cigars or cigarettes increases your risks for pregnancy complications. ...Read more

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Birth Defects (Definition)

Birth defects is a term for structural or functional abnormalities that a baby is be born with. These defects can be the result of genetic mutations or external insults to the developing fetus, such ...Read more


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If a man is taking vicodin Zanaflex (tizanidine) and nuerontin can it cause birth defects if my wife gets pregnant while im on this medicine ?

If a man is taking vicodin Zanaflex (tizanidine) and nuerontin can it cause birth defects if my wife gets pregnant while im on this medicine ?

No.: There little to no evidence linking paternally ingested drugs to birth defects. The paternal contribution to birth defects had to do with age (more autosomal dominant rare but severe traits can manifest after de novo mutations in the spermatozoa) and family history and not generally with drug exposure. ...Read more

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Does azathioprine cause cause birth defects in men?

Does azathioprine cause cause birth defects in men?

Data presented on : This site http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/m/pubmed/15023170/ suggest an ?ed risk of congenital abnormalities. Since affected progeny had the same disorders as their fathers, a causal association with an immunosuppressant could not be proven. Please consult your wife's ob-gyn & request a pre-pregnancy visit with a prenatal genetic counselor to assist you in decision-making. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis infection in a man cause birth defects?

Can toxoplasmosis infection in a man cause birth defects?

Unlikely: Toxoplasmosis toxicity to the fetus causing birth defects is due to the organism traveling across the placenta. So it requires the mother to be infected. Toxoplasmosis is not transmitted by sexual contact. ...Read more

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Can the prolonged use of Pueraria Mirifica 500mg cause birth defects if in the future I decide to have children, even if I have stopped it?

Can the prolonged use of Pueraria Mirifica 500mg cause birth defects if in the future I decide to have children, even if I have stopped it?

No, but...: No, prolonged use won't have an effect. However, since it compmfsims phyroestrogens, which are chemicals that are similar to estrogen, you should not take it when you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Can the on and off or prolonged use of Megace (megestrol) ES cause birth defects if in the future you decide to have children? What are the concequences?

Can the on and off or prolonged use of Megace (megestrol) ES cause birth defects if in the future you decide to have children? What are the concequences?

Possibly: Agree with above answer and to expand on it, a teratogen exerts it's damage when taken during pregnancy. If you are not taking it from before conception through the pregnancy your risk is considerably lower, ...Read more

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Can my boyfriends chemotherapy from december to april cause birth defects if i became pregnant in september?

Can my boyfriends chemotherapy from december to april cause birth defects if i became pregnant in september?

Hard to say: Depending on the type of chemo, he could be infertile for some period. If not totally infertile, the sperm affected by the chemo would likely be weak swimmers,allowing the unaffected sperm through to do the deed.It would be a good idea to have a discussion with the docs involved before you start trying to clear up the issue. ...Read more

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Congenital Abnormalities (Definition)

Congenital abnormalities, commonly known as "birth defects," are structural conditions that are present from birth. Common abnormalities include limb or facial malformations, but may ...Read more


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