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Using vinyl gloves while handling chemo drugs. Can that affect pregnancy?

My husband has been handling chemo drugs using vinyl gloves, not latex , for the past two weeks (every other day). We have been trying to conceive but I am very concerned about what this may have done to the health of his sperm . Is there any way to test this, or a specific number of days it will take until it cycles out of his system?
Asked On : Fri, 28 Sep 2012
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Thank you for your query.

There is no difference between the use the latex or vinyl gloves. On the other had latex gloves get punctured easily. With the use of either type of gloves the drugs are not coming in contact with the body.

The only test to know whether the drugs have been absored in the body is to get their blood levels measured. If you are not able to conceive then It is advised to get your husband's semen examined to know about the sperms - quantity and motility.

I hope I have responded to your query to your satisfaction. Do revert back if you need any clarifications.

With best wishes to you,

Answered: Tue, 2 Oct 2012
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