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Can a bone marrow transplant cause infertility?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: In most cases
I agree with the other doctors but i will take it a bit further. Almost all bone marrow transplant patients are sterile, that is no eggs or sperm.
These individuals will then need donor eggs or sperm to achieve a pregnancy with their partners (or as single parents). The very high does of chemo and radiation required for bmt are very toxic to gametes.

In brief: In most cases
I agree with the other doctors but i will take it a bit further. Almost all bone marrow transplant patients are sterile, that is no eggs or sperm.
These individuals will then need donor eggs or sperm to achieve a pregnancy with their partners (or as single parents). The very high does of chemo and radiation required for bmt are very toxic to gametes.
Dr. Michael Opsahl
Dr. Michael Opsahl
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Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: YES
The highh doses of chemotherapy (and whole body radiation) used in bmt often causes infertility.

In brief: YES
The highh doses of chemotherapy (and whole body radiation) used in bmt often causes infertility.
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: In many cases
Yes, in, many cases the chemotherapy and/or radiation will cause infertility.
This will depend on the drugs and doses used and the gender of the patient.

In brief: In many cases
Yes, in, many cases the chemotherapy and/or radiation will cause infertility.
This will depend on the drugs and doses used and the gender of the patient.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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