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My husband takes methotrexate for crohn's diseas, Does that

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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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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

yes, methotrexate can affect his sperm and cause birth defects

he 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 methotrexage

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