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Can taking prescription pain killers and opiates cause infertility?

Can taking prescription pain killers and opiates cause infertility?

Men yes, women maybe: Men on short-term or long-term prescription or illegal opiates can have decreases in luteinizing hormone (lh) levels, lower testosterone levels, and lower sperm counts and/or reduced sperm quality (motility or morphology). We know less about effects on women. Long-acting opiates (pills or patches) can cause low hormones, absent periods (amenorrhea) or irregular cycles. See http://1.Usa. Gov/gznxys. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more


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Could reason for infertility be addiction to opiates?

Could reason for infertility be addiction to opiates?

Maybe: Heavy opiate use could contribute to infertility. See OB and they can help get to the bottom of your problem. ...Read more

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I have used opiate drug for one year, been on methadone program for 3 months, my periods have stopped for 6 months and I'm only 21, am I infertile?

I have used opiate drug for one year, been on methadone program for 3 months, my periods have stopped for 6 months and I'm only 21, am I infertile?

If sexually active: Make sure you are not currently pregnant. Start with a home pregnancy test. If you are not pregnant or not sexually active, it's appropriate to ask your doctor about your irregular cycles. ...Read more

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What can cause infertility?

What can cause infertility?

Multiple: At age 44 many women are infertile due to having higher rates of chromosomal abnormalities in their eggs. This is a normal aging process in women. Males over 40 also have slightly higher rates of infertility due to age but age affects females much more. Other causes are blocked tubes, pcos, endometriosis and medical issues such as obesity and thyroid disease. ...Read more

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What can cause infertility?

What can cause infertility?

Top diagnoses: Top reasons: 1) male infertility, tied with 2) female ovulatory dysfunction, followed by 3) tubal disease (female.) 'infertility' is defined by unprotected intercourse for one year. This is based on observing 85% of normal couples conceive in that time. ...Read more

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What causes infertility in most women?

Top diagnoses: Top reasons: 1) male infertility, tied with 2) female ovulatory dysfunction, followed by 3) tubal disease (female.) 'infertility' is defined by unprotected intercourse for one year. This is based on observing 85% of normal couples conceive in that time. ...Read more

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Can koch's lympadentitis cause infertility?

Can koch's lympadentitis cause infertility?

NO: As far as I can tell from looking thru the literature no. However You may want to discuss with a specialist. ...Read more

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What causes a man to have infertile problem?

What causes a man to have infertile problem?

Multiple: Many are born with abnormalities in sperm production. Some lose production ability with time. Infections can block tubes, vas deferens, that take sperm to the outside. Trauma or surgery can cause problems. Some have hormone problems that affect the sperm production. Drugs such as BP meds or steroids for weight lifting or sports can do it. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a woman to become infertile?

What are the causes of a woman to become infertile?

Infertiltiy: There are a number of reasons that may cause a woman to have difficulty getting pregnant. These include but are not restricted to: ovulating regularly (pcos or pof), endometriosis that affects the tubes and ovaries, pelvic infections that damage the fallopian tubes, uterine fibroids or scar tissue that may reduce the place the embryo can implant, abnormal shape to the uterus. Sperm is a big factor. ...Read more

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What are common causes of infertility in both genders?

What are common causes of infertility in both genders?

Several: Male factors include testicular injury, infection, congenital anomalies, mumps, torsion. Women can present with chromosomal anomalies, tubal factor from infection or prior surgery, polycystic ovary, endometriosis, ovarian dysfunction, unexplained infertility & lack of sexual frequency. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of a couple's infertility?

Infertility: Top reasons: 1) male infertility, tied with 2) female ovulatory dysfunction, followed by 3) tubal disease (female.) 'infertility' is defined by unprotected intercourse for one year. This is based on observing 85% of normal couples conceive in that time. ...Read more

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Does abortion causes infertility?

Does abortion causes infertility?

Absolutely NO: The idea that suction abortion causes uterine scarring has long been found to be false. Uterine scarring has happeded in postpartum (after delivery) curretting especially in the presence of infection. Should a patient have a pre-existing bacterial infection does increase concern but all patients are pre-treated with antibiotics prior to surgery minimizing infection to nearly zero. ...Read more

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Does slimquick cause infertility?

No, but: No, but why are you taking it? You don't know what's in it, what it's supposed to do, what adverse effects it could cause, etc. Above all, it won't help you lose anything except your money. Don't get your health information from friends, tv or the internet. Learn about proper diet, exercise and weight loss for the rest of your life. Also take only brand name replacement, not generic - unreliable. ...Read more

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Could echinacea cause infertility?

Could echinacea cause infertility?

No such evidence: I am not aware of such a relationship. ...Read more

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Do thermogenics cause infertility?

Do thermogenics cause infertility?

Doubtful: But who knowns because no one knows what's in the pill you're taking and what harm it could do. One thing it can't do, is help any medical problem you have or aid in weight loss. It's another scan. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scam sites. ...Read more

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Does trichamonas cause infertility?

Not in itself: Trichomonas does not in itself lead to infertility. But other sexually transmitted infections often go along with trichomonas. It's definitely worth seeing your gynecologist and getting some treatment. ...Read more

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Can abortifacients cause infertility?

Can abortifacients cause infertility?

Depends: If prescribed and suppervised by a trained medical practitioner, the risks are minimal. The risks increase in other circumstances. ...Read more

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If you've had chlymida does it cause infertility?

If you've had chlymida does it cause infertility?

It can, not always.: If Chlamydia goes untreated, it can cause pelvic inflammatory disease which can in turn lead to scarring of the tubes. If the tubes are scarred and blocked, then it would be difficult to conceive naturally. If you think you have chlamydia, please see your doctor ASAP to get treatment and make sure partner is treated as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the causes of infertility in women at 28?

Different causes: Couls be problem with ovulation, tubal blockage or abnormal sperm. Sometimes infertility also tends to be unexplained where we can't find a reason. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Pollard
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Opiates (Definition)

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