Husband on Imuran, fertility issues?

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MarriedToUC
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   Posted 5/29/2008 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone:
 
My husband has UC and started on 100mg of Imuran a few months ago. We're a few months away from trying to start a family, and I was curious if anyone had fertility issues (his, not mine). I tried talking to his GI, but he was less than helpful, and of course what I read on WebMD about the drug scared the crap out of me (Imuran may reduce sperm count by 60%). So I was just curious if anyone here on got their SO pregnant while on Imuran, and if you did or did not have problems.  
 
Thanks in advance!

dakotagirl
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   Posted 5/30/2008 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   
The only information I have is second hand. My cousin and her hubby (UCer on Imuran) were trying to start a family and had all sorts of issues. Eventually he stopped the Imuran and BAM! they got pregnant. Turns out that the Imuran WAS reducing his count - drastically.

Perhaps when you're both ready, he should talk to his GI about stopping the Imuran - even temporarily - a month or two before.

Best of luck!

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   Posted 5/30/2008 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
MarriedToUC said...
Hi everyone:
 
My husband has UC and started on 100mg of Imuran a few months ago. We're a few months away from trying to start a family, and I was curious if anyone had fertility issues (his, not mine). I tried talking to his GI, but he was less than helpful, and of course what I read on WebMD about the drug scared the crap out of me (Imuran may reduce sperm count by 60%). So I was just curious if anyone here on got their SO pregnant while on Imuran, and if you did or did not have problems.  
 
Thanks in advance!
I was on 6-MP 100mg / day while trying and now we have a healthy baby girl in Feb of this year.
 
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