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Does chemotherapy make a man permanently infertile?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Usually not

Chemo is toxic to sperm for a minimum of 2 years and up to 5 years.
Some chemo regimens are worse than others also. To be safe, bank sperm prior to treatment.

In brief: Usually not

Chemo is toxic to sperm for a minimum of 2 years and up to 5 years.
Some chemo regimens are worse than others also. To be safe, bank sperm prior to treatment.
Dr. Jesse Mills
Dr. Jesse Mills
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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Usually not

Chemo is toxic to sperm for a minimum of 2 years and up to 5 years.
Some chemo regimens are worse than others also. To be safe, bank sperm prior to treatment.

In brief: Usually not

Chemo is toxic to sperm for a minimum of 2 years and up to 5 years.
Some chemo regimens are worse than others also. To be safe, bank sperm prior to treatment.
Dr. Jesse Mills
Dr. Jesse Mills
Thank
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

The result of chemotherapy depends on the type of chemo, the dose, and the length of time the chemo is used.
I would advise you have a semen analysis. If it is abnormal, your doctor can check a hormone panel to determine whether it looks like you have complete testicular failure.

In brief: No

The result of chemotherapy depends on the type of chemo, the dose, and the length of time the chemo is used.
I would advise you have a semen analysis. If it is abnormal, your doctor can check a hormone panel to determine whether it looks like you have complete testicular failure.
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Thank
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