Does fever affect sperm quality?

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    Hello doc,
    My husband’s been for the whole week with fever and otitis externa taking antibiotics, painkillers and antibacterial drops. We started preparing for a new IVF cycle last March 29, but we don’t think his sperm quality is good at the moment due to fever…. What do you recommend? Should we wait for 3 months to start a new cycle?

    04/12/2018 at 10:02 am
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    Sandra F.
    Fertility Counselor

    Dear solelele,

    Fever and antibiotics to treat otitis can affect sperm production. For this reason, specialists typically recommend that these patients postpone their IVF cycle at least 3 months counting from the day in which he has stopped taking antibiotics and other medications.

    I hope this helps,

    Best wishes

    04/12/2018 at 11:37 am
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