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My husband takes methotrexate 's diseas JA:

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Hi my husband takes methotrexate for crohn's diseas
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Customer: Does that effect if we plan to have a child?
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Customer: He can't have any alternative medication for the long term
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.
This is Dr. Davidyes, methotrexate can affect his sperm and cause birth defectshe needs to be off of the methotrexate for 2-6 months before having a child.men make new sperm every 42 days.so usually 2-3 months is safe after stoppage of methotrexagelet me know if you have other questions.if done for now, please leave positive rating of 3-5 stars so I can get credit for helping you todaywe only get credit for helping clients after positive feedbackyou can always reach me directly with "a question for Dr. David" in the medicine or oncology categories if you have other questionshere is my website if you need to reach me:http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-dr-david/Thanks for using JustAnswers.com