Aspirin and Fertility in the Long Term

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Aspirin and Fertility
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Aspirin and Fertility in the Long Term

A potential drawback to the use of aspirin—as well as other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including Advil and Aleve—is the potential for ovulation problems. Notably, luteinizing unruptured follicle syndrome (LUF or LUFS), a condition in which the ovarian follicles fail to release eggs. Since aspirin and other NSAIDs have numerous other health applications and many women may take them long-term, the patient should consult her doctor about the best treatment option available.

Yes it is an over-the-counter medication that has proven medicinal qualities and is generally very safe. However, it is not safe for everyone, including people with ulcers, clotting problems or disorders, and of course, those allergic to it.

Ultimately, when a woman is trying to conceive, she must always consult her physician before taking any medication, even over-the-counter ones. If she has doubts, talk to a pharmacist or seek a second medical opinion.

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