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Want to conceive and have done cocaine, how will it effect the sperm, long term or temporarily?

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if you want to conceive and have done cocaine,how long should you have stopped using the drug before looking to procreate?if you use the drug,will it effect the sperm long term or temperarally?
Posted Tue, 24 Sep 2013 in Infertility Problem
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 56 minutes later
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Can cause developmental defects in baby.

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Cocaine can bind to the sperm and sperm might carry cocaine or other toxins into an egg, triggering the kind of developmental problems in offspring already seen in animal studies. It cause a long term damage to the child.
This does not directly affect the morphology or motility of the sperms. It is best to stop using cocaine at least three months before you start planning for a child.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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