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Can taking prescription pain killers and opiates cause infertility?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Men yes, women maybe

Men on short-term or long-term prescription or illegal opiates can have decreases in luteinizing hormone (lh) levels, lower testosterone levels, and lower sperm counts and/or reduced sperm quality (motility or morphology).
We know less about effects on women. Long-acting opiates (pills or patches) can cause low hormones, absent periods (amenorrhea) or irregular cycles. See http://1.Usa.Gov/gznxys.

In brief: Men yes, women maybe

Men on short-term or long-term prescription or illegal opiates can have decreases in luteinizing hormone (lh) levels, lower testosterone levels, and lower sperm counts and/or reduced sperm quality (motility or morphology).
We know less about effects on women. Long-acting opiates (pills or patches) can cause low hormones, absent periods (amenorrhea) or irregular cycles. See http://1.Usa.Gov/gznxys.
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management

In brief: No

Both chronic pain and use of chronic pain medication can decrease testosterone levels.
They do not cause infertility.

In brief: No

Both chronic pain and use of chronic pain medication can decrease testosterone levels.
They do not cause infertility.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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