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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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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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33 weeks preg and I have a yeast infection! My doctor prescribed one pill of the Fluconazole! Read on Internet that can cause birth defects! True ?

33 weeks preg and I have a yeast infection! My doctor prescribed one pill of the   Fluconazole! Read on Internet that can cause birth defects! True ?

Safe: one pill for vulvovaginitis yeast infection at this stage of pregnancy is safe, only much higher doses over a long period earlier in pregnancy might be of concern, trust your doctor, wish you a healthy pregnancy and and a healthy baby, good luck ...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 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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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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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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Could propecia (finasteride) potentially cause birth defects in my kids? I will have used it for ~10 years by the time i plan on having them

Could propecia (finasteride) potentially cause birth defects in my kids?  I will have used it for ~10 years by the time i plan on having them

YES - DO NOT TAKE!: Pregnancy category x - abnormalities of external male genitalia were reported in animal studies. Pregnant women are advised to avoid all contact with crushed or broken tablets! ...Read more

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Dr. Monica Shah
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Toxoplasmosis (Definition)

Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. It is found in various animals and birds, but the primary hosts of the parasite are cats. It takes about 1-2 weeks for symptoms to develop, which can involve the brain, lung, ...Read more


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