My Husband Takes Percocet For Back Pain. Will This Affect Our Ability To Conceive?

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Asked by smackey

My Husband Takes Percocet For Back Pain. Will This Affect Our Ability To Conceive?

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I can't find a definitive answer to your question. Studies on the subject have had mixed results. However, it is generally believed that the use of opioids can decrease the mobility of sperm. Also, a common side effect of opioids is decreased libido, which can be problematic for a man.

It takes an average of six months to conceive, so if you haven't gotten pregnant after six months of trying, you might want to talk to your doctor about having your husband's sperm tested.

Answered by Karen Lee Richards