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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

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

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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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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?

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

Dr. Richard Pollard
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Opiates (Definition)

Opiates are a type of drug including pain medicines like morphine and ...Read more