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Which Medications Can Affect My Fertility
Many types: Some medicines can make your menstrual periods irregular. Sometimes too much of a medicine (for instance too much thyroid medicine) can affect your cycles. Sometimes taking too much Motrin or advil around the time of ovulation can decrease fertility. But the vast majority of medicine do not affect fertility at all. ...Read more
No: Some medications do have an effect, typically those that act on the pituitary gland or the ovary. If the medication interferes with menstrual cycles or affects rapidly growing cells, fertility is affected. Examples are birth control pills, letrozole, and chemotherapeutic agents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reduced fertility: Being obese has been shown to be a factor to reduced your chances of getting pregnant. Since being overweight also decreases your health, one should lose as much weight as they can, get healthy, and then get pregnant. You'll have the best chance of getting a healthy baby that way, and less chance of having complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My prolactin level is at 35.9? How severe is my condition? will it affect my fertility? does the medication vary for for those who are sexually active and those who are not?
High prolactin : There is a lot missing in your prentation. Prolactin is produced by the pituitary gland at the base of your brain and has wide ranging effects. If your doc feels uncomfortable doing a work up on you you should find a gynecological endocrinologist pronto. You need a complete work up and soon. Good look and don't delay! ...Read more
I have irregular periods. I have to induce it by medication every time. Would this affect my fertility? Plus, I'm 24...
How does hypothyroidism affect fertility and what are the chances of getting pregnant once you are on the medication to correct it?
Decreases: Yes after correction it normalises your chances... ...Read more
Blood pressure meds: One of the most common types of blood pressure medications in use today are calcium channel blockers - amlodipine, verapamil, Nifedipine are just some examples. Many doctors who prescribe this medication are not aware that they can cause a reversible male infertility. Sperm heads contain many calcium channels that help them to fertilize the egg. These drugs can block fertilization. ...Read more
Clomiphene or Femara: The choice of medication depends on the type of patient, but the first line of treatment is clomiphene, an oral medication used to induce follicular growth and ovulation. It is inexpensive and relatively safe, but can lead to multiple pregnancies (8%) and supresses the uterine lining. Femara is an oral alternative to Clomiphene that does not affect the endometrium. Both are equally effective. ...Read more
See urologist : Management of "male infertility" depends on the nature and etiology of male infertility. For example, mildly decreased sperm count or severe (no sperm). There are several causes for having a low sperm count. Best to seek a urological evaluation to possibly determine the cause of an abnormal semen analysis. The etiology will determine the best option to correct the problem, if possible. ...Read more
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