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Spina Bifida And Fertility Issues

Spina bifida is a congenital anomaly of the neural tube, the embryonic precursor to the central nervous system. Spina bifida impacts fertility in men and women, but females often have fewer problems than males. The sexual function generally decreases in males with spina bifida because the spinal cord coordinates erection and ejaculation. Recurrent UTIs, as well as retrograde ejaculation, can impair fertility.

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Can neural tube defects be diagnosed earlier in pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, We had a very first female baby with spina bifida. My wife started taking Folvite only after five days of missed periods. So we terminated the pregnancy during the fifth month in February 2022. As per the doctor's advice, my wife took MCBM69 (Folic acid 5 mg, Methylcobalamin 500 mcg, a...  Read Full »

Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concerns after having a previous baby with spina bifida. If she had taken a Folic acid supplement, the levels now would be normal. The reports' levels depend on the lab, and they would have given you a reference range for that lab. You can rule out...  Read Full »

What fertility problems do people with spina bifida have?

Query: Hello doctor, Do people who have spina bifida and have urinary and bowel incontinence also have fertility issues?  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand that you are inquiring about spina bifida causing fertility related problems in humans. The nerve damage in spina bifida that affects urinary and bowel functions may also affect sexual functioning. It has been found that most males and females with spina bi...  Read Full »

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