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Can taking prescription pain killers and opiates cause infertility?

Men yes, women maybe

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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
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What can cause infertility?

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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.
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Dr. Serena H. Chen answered:

What can cause infertility?

Multiple

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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.
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Can STDs cause infertility?

Yes!

Yes, many STDs can cause serious pelvic and genital inflammation and scarring that may ultimately lead to infertility. Others, like HPV, may necessitate the removal of parts of your anatomy making pregnancy impossible.
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Can herpes cause infertility?

No

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Herpes simplex viruses types 1 and 2 are not known to cause infertility.
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Can fibroids cause infertility?

Yes.

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Yes, especially if they are very large growing inside of the uterine wall, or growing in the endometrial lining. Surgical removal is usually quite successful. Remember though only 10-15% of all fibroids cause infertility.
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Can implanon cause infertility?

No

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It does not.
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Could plan b cause infertility?

No, plan B

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does not cause infertility.
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Can orchitis cause infertility?

Yes

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Particularly mumps orchitis has been associated with sub-normal male fertility, but it is not all-or-nothing. Semen analysis is a very reliable measure for assesing whether harm has been doen.
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Does abortion cause infertility?

Rarely

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Abortion will only cause infertility if there are complications like bleeding, infection or retained tissue. Those can cause scarring.
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