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Epilepsy

MTS and infertility

03/27/2001

Question:

Is there a correlation between Mesial Temporal Sclerosis and infertility?

Answer:

There is not a specific association of mesial temporal sclerosis and infertility, but patients with epilepsy do have a higher rate of infertility. The causes may include epilepsy medications or the seizures may have effects on the release of hormones that are important for pregnancy.

Visit the Epilepsy Foundation`s Women and Epilepsy Initiative web site listed below.

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Women and Epilepsy Initiative

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Response by:

David M Ficker, MD David M Ficker, MD
Associate Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati