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Doctor insights on: Medications That Cause Infertility

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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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Can certain medicines cause a miscarriage?

Can certain medicines cause a miscarriage?

Medicines: Yes there are many medications that can cause miscarriages. Anti epileptic drugs or anti tumor drugs. ...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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Can thyroid problems result in infertility and can that condition be reversed?

Can thyroid problems result in infertility and can that condition be reversed?

Thyroid disease: Hypo- or hyper-thyroidism can affect pregnancies and lower your chance of conceiving. When you do get pregnant, both can have an effect on the fetus during development and after delivery. Therefore, it's best to see your doctor to make sure your thyroid hormones are in the normal range before getting pregnant. If you are pregnant, you should let your doctor know as well. ...Read more

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Are there any medicines that can cause abortion?

Are there any medicines that can cause abortion?

Find a doc: Here you go: http://earlyoptionpill.Com or http://womenonweb.Org (depending on which country you are in) nothing that is over the counter though. ...Read more

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Would taking pain medications lead to infertility?

Would taking pain medications lead to infertility?

Depends: Not that I am aware of but that being said, I would be concerned over what you are taking. If you are taking narcotics or opiates, you might have a problem during a pregnancy. This could lead to neonatal abstinence syndrome. YOu need to discuss this further with your gynecologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Help can bipolar medication cause infertility?

Help can bipolar medication cause infertility?

Possibly: You don't even mention your gender and although both are vulnerable to some effects of this sort, they are different. Also, you don't mention the drug and they vary widely. So - do speak w/ the prescribing provider about your concerns - it can matter. Best! ...Read more

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Are there medications that can cause ovarian cancer? Can certain kinds of medications actually cause ovarian cancer in some people? .

Are there medications that can cause ovarian cancer? Can certain kinds of medications actually cause ovarian cancer in some people?

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Possibly: There may be a slightly increased risk of a less aggressive type of ovarian tumor in women who have taken Clomid (clomiphene) for over one year for infertility especially of they did not have a child. However this is difficult to prove because never having a child is a risk factor for ovarian cancer itself. Long term use of make hormones or estrogen alone without Progesterone may also slightly increase risk. ...Read more

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Are there medications that can cause ovarian cancer? Can certain kinds of medications actually cause ovarian cancer in some people? .

Are there medications that can cause ovarian cancer? Can certain kinds of medications actually cause ovarian cancer in some people?

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None known: Since our knowledge of the etiology of ovarian cancer is incomplete i will never say never, but there are no drugs on the market that we know will cause ovarian cancer(would not be a good drug). ...Read more

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I have high tesotrone can that cause infertility? Is there treatment to lower tesoterone

I have high tesotrone can that cause infertility? Is there treatment to lower tesoterone

Yes: If you are a female, you may have a testosterone-producing ovarian tumor, or polycystic ovarian disease. You gynecologist knows how to manage these. ...Read more

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What are some medications that can cause hypertension? What, if any, are some medications or drugs that have the ability to cause hypertension? .

What are some medications that can cause hypertension? What, if any, are some medications or drugs that have the ability to cause hypertension?

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Many: To name a few of them... Nsaids, psuedoephedrine, otc meds like ginko, green tea etc. Any med that helps with weight loss, getting more energy or help with concentration will almost always have a stimulant . Chk with your doc before you take any new meds or supplements. ...Read more

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Which drugs are known to cause memory loss?

Which drugs are known to cause memory loss?

Many: Anti- anxiety medications like benzodiazepines (xanax). Several medications are problems for elderly, antihistamines, medications for overactive bladder. "statins" for cholesterol have caused reversible memory loss so severe, doctors thought it was alzheimer's. Ask your doctor before stopping medications, esp. The cholesterol and anxiety medications. The memory loss is reversible. ...Read more

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Which medications are really proven to cause testicle shrinkage and lower sperm count?

Which medications are really proven to cause testicle shrinkage and lower sperm count?

Testosterone,: Androsterone and Lupron (leuprolide) have been proven to cause testicular shrinkage. I believe reports of other medications causing shrinkage is purely anecdotal and not proven. ...Read more

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What are drugs that can cause ototoxicity?

What are drugs that can cause ototoxicity?

Ototoxic drugs: Aminoglycosides like gentamicin, amikacin, neomycin, tobramycin and streptomycin have been linked to vestibular (balance) and/or hearing loss. Other ototoxic drugs include loop diuretics like Furosemide and ethacrynic acid, cisplatin, carboplatin, Aspirin and other salicylates, quinine. Effects can be a function of dosage, renal function, and other medications being used at the same time. ...Read more