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hello sir

it is supposed to do a semen analysis this week regarding to my doctor requirements as I treated  form infertile sperms , I had intended to do it tomorrow but there is something happened , I had infected with massive flu last week which I obligated to take a cortisol injection (diprosisve) also I had taken a large quantities of antibiotics (1000-500mg) within last week till now my question is

1- does large quantities of antibiotics effect on semen result
2- does cortisone effect on semen results?

or it it unrelated ? I treid to contact my doctor but he is on vacation , please advise

Hello Ahmed from Egypt,

Neither medication type should affect a semen analysis, however, you might see a change 3 months from now if the steroid has any effect.  I would not expect it to since it will be a short course.

Good Luck,

Dr. Edward J. Ramirez, M.D., FACOG
Executive Medical Director
The Fertility and Gynecology Center
Monterey Bay IVF Program

Monterey, California, U.S.A.

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Edward Joseph Ramirez, MD, FACOG


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