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Can Valium In Sperm Affect The Baby
Valium (diazepam) is an older benzodiazepine tranquilizer. It was the #1 prescribed drug (of any kind) in the us in the late 1960s but is used less now due to drug interactions and active metabolites. It is still used for anxiety and as "pre-medication" for uncomfortable medical and minor surgical procedures. It is habit-forming, should not be used with alcohol, ...Read more
No: As soon as an egg is fertilized by a sperm, a process takes place in which the egg releases granules that prevent more than one sperm from fertilizing the same egg. The fused egg and sperm is now called a zygote and is impenetrable to other sperm. From this point on, there is no chance that the paternity of the growing child can be affected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thinking normal: No. But, many women will swear that talking to the fetus is beneficial and part of becoming a mother. ...Read more
Increased problems: The infant of a smoker will see their placental blood vessels age faster & start to shrink, reducing their blood flow & cutting their birth weight by 1/2 lb or more. They will have a higher risk of crib death, 2-3x as many ear & lung infections. They will grow up wanting to smoke because their source people do. Interesting legacy to give someone you are supposed to love. ...Read more
Can MRI effect the development of sperm cells or impact sperm in anyway, pre-pregnancy that could contribute to chromosomal translocation?
No: I am unaware of any evidence in the scientific literature that a standard diagnostic MRI has any adverse effect on sperm, developing sperm, or on a person who is pregnant or the fetus. The literature suggests that the strength of the mr field at diagnostic levels does not affect dna synthesis, cell cycle, or proliferation kinetics in a fetus. ...Read more
Antibiotic/pregnancy: Absolutely. And that list goes beyond antibiotics. For example, we do not give a mother certain antibiotics, such as sulfa drugs, as it can affect the fetus' development. Tetracycline is a no-no, as it can stain teeth and bones. Other medications also can do that, and this is why medications are classified under different pregnancy categories, from a to d, and x. "a" being safe to "x" being no. ...Read more
Potential harm: All drugs have toxic effects and are automatically sent to the fetus. There may or may not be harm because it is unpredictable and side effects from drugs are multiple, partcularly since the fetus is very small in comparison to the size of the mother. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not much: Unless there is a significant deficiency of iron in the mother, there is no impact on the baby. Iron deficiency in the mother can cause significant anemia in the mother however and can lead to the possible need for a blood transfusion. An increase in iron, unless associated with a medical condition, will not cause a problem. ...Read more
I know a varicocele can potentially affect your sperm count, but can it affect the actual health of your offspring?
Can a swelling of my vas deferens affect the quantity of sperms during ejaculation? Does it also affect erection?
Not Really: In my 40+ yrs as a urologist ,I have not come across a "swollen" vas.There are vascular structures with the vas attached to the testis.Some of these structures get bulky and give impression of swelling.No,it won't affect erection or semen volume! If in doubt see a local health dept in your town ...Read more
I've read male alcohol consumption before conception can cause birthdefect/misscarriage by entering the egg/embryo. how long can alcohol stay in semen
When a woman is not in the fertile window, how long can the sperm survive? Would they die within hours of entering?
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