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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Addiction and Substance Abuse
Vicodin Getting into Sperm or Ejaculate?
I use vicodin and valium for a left and right inguinal hernia and migrating mesh from previous surgery. My girlfriend is pregnant. I am very worried that vicodin or valium is getting into my sperm or ejaculate fluid and being transferred to my pregnant girlfriend. How worried should I be?
Thank you for your question. There is no risk of transmission of medications or drugs from you to your girlfriend during sexual intercourse, and no risk to the fetus.
Ted Parran, MD
Associate Professor of General Medical Sciences
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University