Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps

146 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 18 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Had surgery to repair a torn ACL in knee. How long should we wait for a baby?

Answered by
Dr. Rakhi Tayal


Practicing since :2001

Answered : 12952 Questions

Posted on Sat, 5 Jan 2013 in General Health
Question: My husband and I are trying to conceive. He recently had surgery to repair a torn ACL in his knee. He had both local and general anesthesia. He then got a morphine shot for the pain and took 1 mg dilodide pills for a couple of weeks. Should we wait before trying to conceive a healthy baby and, if so, for how long?
I forgot to mention he is also taking anti-inflammatories for 3 weeks.
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 46 minutes later
Thanks for posting your query.
The medicines that your husband has taken are not likely to affect the sperm health. It may temporarily reduce the sperm production which is reversible in three months after stopping the treatment. You can try for a baby in your fertile days since the sperm quality is not affected. Please do not worry.
Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to

Recent questions on Morphine

doctor1 MD

I have had RetroPeritoneal Fibrosis for five years. I am currently under four specialists...have tried absolutely everything from steroids (several) to exercising with a pro personal trainer, to being on Imuran for one year...nothing works. The pain is, on same days, literally unbearable. I am on morphine, fast relief and long-term. I am on the verge of giving up. Can you suggest ANYTHING ? Thank you.

doctor1 MD

I lifted my mother up from the floor. I ruptured a disc and the mri showed a swollen root nerve. My pain DR. put me on a combination of Morphine and Oxicodone. A year later I began falling A HAVE FALLEN CONSTANTLY FALLING UP UNTIL dEC.23RD 2013. I TOLD MY PAIN DR TO PUT ME ON SOMETHING LESSER THAN THOSE TWO MEDS. bUT I AM IN SO MUCH PAIN FROM CONSTANT FALLS THAT I DO NOT KNOW WHAT I CAN TAKE. I AM ON 10MG OF Norco AND sOMA. Thank you for answering but I don t have the money to pay for an answer

doctor1 MD

Severe pain base of skull, down left back shoulder, buttox, muscle spasms, after enough Tylenol to stop the severe headache, the muscle spasms continue like a constant quiver from left back shoulder down to back of leg to bend at knee. Sometimes massages have helped. Thanks

doctor1 MD

Hi.. does ketamine cause constipation? I have crohns disease and i am not getting sufficient pain relief as the doctors wont give me morphine or codeine as im prone to blockages. An answer asap would be great as i am seeing my consultant in gastro clinic thismorning and would like to suggest it if it would be ok to take while they figure out what to do with me. I cant carry on with this pain anymore which my gp suggested taking paracetamol for, i have had crohns for 11 years now so believe me that does not touch my pain. Many thanks in advance Claire.

doctor1 MD

My wife went t the ER with severe abdominal pain 5 days ago. She had a ct, blood work, ultrasound , and scope into the abdomin. All test came back fine. On day 3 she started spiking a fever of 103 and her oxygen levels dropped to 84. She has been...

doctor1 MD

I'm 36 weeks pregnant and have been taking what I thought was CBD oil throughout my pregnancy for my lower back pain; 4 hyrniated disks L1-L4 (my doctor has me on Vikodin which I stopped using when I found out I was pregnant) However, I had a...

doctor1 MD

Semen analysis repor Volume : 1.3m Colour : whitish Reaction : alkaline 7.9 Viscosity : hypervicou Liqudation time : delayed 1hour Viability :57% Spermazozoal count : 76million/ml Marphology Normal : 25% Abnormal : 75% Mobility after 2hour Grade...