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My wife and I are trying to have a second child. We have

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Hi,
My wife and I are trying to have a second child. We have been seeking professional help through a reproductive team. My semen analysis came back with high bacteria so I was prescribed Bactrim to take for 2 weeks. They want us to hold off on our IUI because of this. Should we also hold off on natural conception as well while taking this medication? Can a male taking this increase the risk of birth defects??
Thanks in advance, Jay P
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

This is Dr. David

you can go ahead with natural conception

taking bactrim antibiotics will not increase risks for birth defects.

but bactrim can upset your stomach so take it with food in your stomcah

and it can cause diarrhea so take it with a probiotic daily

good luck with conception.

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