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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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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility is defined medically as the inability to conceive a baby after 12 months of ...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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Managing Infertility (Checklist)

Take antioxidants in supplements or foods
Daily
Be kind to yourself and your partner
Once
Get mild to moderate exercise
30 min, Daily, forever
Don't blame yourself
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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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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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Is it normal for a young woman to be infertile? What causes this?

Not normal: It is not normal for a young woman to be infertile, but some are -- particulary those who are overweight with pcos. Check with your gyn. Ps: you partner may be the infertile one 50% of the time. ...Read more

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Managing Infertility (Checklist)

See fertility specialist
once
Get hsg
once
Check semen analysts
once
Stop smoking
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What causes men to be infertile?

What causes men to be infertile?

Many things can.: Things that can cause infertility in men include overall health, sexually transmitted infections, lifestyle choices such as smoking and alcohol and drug use, obesity, testicular injury, exposure to chronic high heat, and reproductive toxins in the workplace such as heavy metal exposure, radiation, and pesticides. ...Read more

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Opiates (Definition)

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

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