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Can antibiotics cause infertility?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Infertility

Not likely.

In brief: Infertility

Not likely.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Antibiotics do not cause infertility

In brief: No

Antibiotics do not cause infertility
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Most no

Most antibiotics used for common infections do not influence fertility.
A few can influence fetal development, such as the tetracyclines. The quinolones, commonly used as anti-malarials, also raise concern. Best to take antibiotics only when necessary, and review concerns with pregnancy with the prescribing doctor.

In brief: Most no

Most antibiotics used for common infections do not influence fertility.
A few can influence fetal development, such as the tetracyclines. The quinolones, commonly used as anti-malarials, also raise concern. Best to take antibiotics only when necessary, and review concerns with pregnancy with the prescribing doctor.
Dr. Philip Chenette
Dr. Philip Chenette
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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine

In brief: No

Antibiotics should not have any bearing on fertility.
However, if the antibiotics are used to treat an infection in the abdomen or pelvis, the underlying infection can lead to infertility.

In brief: No

Antibiotics should not have any bearing on fertility.
However, if the antibiotics are used to treat an infection in the abdomen or pelvis, the underlying infection can lead to infertility.
Dr. Michael Traub
Dr. Michael Traub
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