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Doctor insights on: Can Lexapro 20mg Affect Male Fertility Or Pose Any Potential Birth Defects

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Male Fertility (Definition)

Male fertility is a field of study in which a person looks at the causes of infertility that men have, plus the treatments of such problems. Men can have low testosterone, poor sperm production, abnormal ducts/tubes that carry sperm, erection problems, ejaculation (climax) difficulties, etc... Doctors who specialize in male fertility ...Read more


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I need information about fertility treatments like IVF and birth defects?

Birth defects & ART: Conventional ivf has not been convincingly linked to birth defects worldwide. There's some evidence linking micro-injection of sperm (ivf/icsi) to a possible slight increase in birth defects (2% or so;) this has not been proven conclusively, and is still being investigated. If an increased risk really does exist, it is a small one. ...Read more

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Will there be birth defects on fertility medications or viagra (sildenafil) drugs?

Will there be birth defects on fertility medications or viagra (sildenafil) drugs?

NO EFFECTS: Birth defects occur if mother gets sick or take medications during the first trimester of pregnancy or exposed to sick person during that time and other unknown factors. ...Read more

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I just heard about fertility treatments and birth defects?

I just heard about fertility treatments and birth defects?

Studies show...: Studies show a very small increase in birth defects in babies born to women going through ivf. It is unknown whether this is due to the ivf process, but generally believed to more likely be linked to the fact that the couple has infertility to begin with. ...Read more

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Will male fertility drugs cause pregnancy in a female taking birth control pills?

Will male fertility drugs cause pregnancy in a female taking birth control pills?

Birth Control Pill: If your partner is taking a low dose birth control pill, or misses several pills, there may not be enough hormone to suppress ovulation and she can get pregnant whether you are taking male fertility drugs or not. Still, if you are taking male fertility supplements, it suggests you may have a low sperm count and that reduces the chance of her conceiving. You should get semen analysis to find out. ...Read more

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How does Accutane not affect your fertility after? It's so serious in causing birth defects while on the drug and messes up hormones, how is it safe?

How does Accutane not affect your fertility after? It's  so serious in causing birth defects while on the drug and messes up hormones, how is it safe?

Who says it's safe?: It is one of the more toxic drugs, and the only reason we use it is because for some people, the pain of living with severe acne makes its risks worthwhile. Accutane acts on rapidly growing tissues, which is why it is contraindicated in pregnancy; but it does not appear to be as toxic to ovaries and eggs as it is to an embryo or a fetus. ...Read more

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Is there a risk to fertility or risk of future birth defect with CT scan of lower spine?

Is there a risk to fertility or risk of future birth defect with CT scan of lower spine?

Minimal to both: A single study of this area is a minimal risk on both counts. They don't like to do studies if you are pregnant out of a sense of caution, & this creates some confusion on the matter. ...Read more

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I had abortion twice.Birth defects.Dont have any fertility pblm. Shall i opt IVF method to avoid birth defect as the embryos screened for birth defect?

One option: That is certainly an option. Should you? It depends what the birth defects were. I'd suggest getting genetic counseling first, this will help you decide what your best course might be. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Fertility doctor prescribed dexamethadone to prevent miscarriage. My wife has been on the drug for a week. We found research that concerned us concerning birth defects with the drug. Any thoughts?

Fertility doctor prescribed dexamethadone to prevent miscarriage. My wife has been on the drug for a week. We found research that concerned us concerning birth defects with the drug. Any thoughts?

Need more details: Don't know why your wife was given dexamethasone, but don't stop it suddenly without discussing w/your doctor. Don't believe all you read during your research without discussing that as well. ...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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