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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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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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Is taking testosterone bad? Will in cause infertility?

Is taking testosterone bad? Will in cause infertility?

Decreases fertility: Testosterone can decrease fertility by telling the brain to no longer produce testosterone. The testicles will shrink (atrophy) when replacement testosterone. There are only a few number of conditions which require treatment for low testosterone. Your doctor will ask you specific questions like medications (especially opiates), history of brain tumors, history of testicular disorders. ...Read more

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Does long term methadone maintenance cause male infertility? My boyfriend has been on MMT for 8 years and we want kids in the future.

Does long term methadone maintenance cause male infertility?  My boyfriend has been on MMT for 8 years and we want kids in the future.

It could: long term use of methadone is associated with low testosterone. hopefully he can wean in the future. you can get a sperm count. he can get a testosterone level. also be aware of possible tooth decay from opiates. good luck. ...Read more

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What causes infertily?

What causes infertily?

3 main causes : Infertility is complicated but there are three main causes. 1. Ovulation problems. You have to release an egg to be able to get pregnant 2. Sperm problems - you have to have available sperm to fertilize the egg. 3. Anatomy problems - there has to be a clear path for the sperm to be able to fertilize the egg. ...Read more

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What causes a woman to become infertile usually?

What causes a woman to become infertile usually?

Many Causes: Infertility can be caused by numerous factor. Problems with too few (diminished ovarian reserve) or disordered release of eggs (pcos, hypothalamic problems), endocrine causes (thyroid or prolactin problems), low sperm counts, or problems with the fallopian tubes. Finding out the cause is important in directing which treatment is most appropriate. Good luck! ...Read more

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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 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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Dr. Richard Pollard
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