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Suffering from cirrhosis and concern about fertility - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi, im a 31 year old male with liver disease (cirrhosis to be more exactly). i want to start a family with my wife. are we able to conceive with my health issues? my disease is not chronic or at least not so bad that im in need of transplant.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
Doctor :   Let me read what you have typed
Doctor :   Since when are you having liver disease?
User :   2 years
Doctor :   Are you on any medications for liver disease?
User :   loctolose and spirolactone
Doctor :   Do you have any problems right now?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have any other health issues like raised sugar, Bp or cholesterol?
User :   some what high pressure
Doctor :   Are you on medications for BP?
User :   no but have been in the past. about 5 years ago.
Doctor :   There is no problem as such in starting a family. You can plan it.
User :   yes i can plan it. is my body able or heathy enough?
Doctor :   But cirrhosis does effect fertility and it depends on the severity of cirrhosis. Also you can get your Semen Analysis test done.
User :   where?
Doctor :   If right now you do not have any problems and also you are not on any medications there is no problem as such since the medications you are taking are supplements as such
Doctor :   It can be tested in any Pathology Lab
User :   thats great news to hear!
Doctor :   Continue having a healthy balanced food and lead a healthy lifestyle.
Doctor :   Do not smoke and take alcohol at all.
User :   not at all!
Doctor :   Thats goos.
Doctor :   *good
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   no, thats been weighing very heavy on mind
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   All the Best
User :   thank you
Doctor :   May god give you a healthy child soon
Doctor :   Take care and bye
User :   good bye
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