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Can a person with diabetes donate sperm

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Siegel
39 years experience Urology
No: Most facilities have exclusion criteria for semen banks, and diabetes is one of the diseases that generally precludes donation.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
17 years experience Fertility Medicine
Sperm count: Diabetes can cause a low sperm count - it would be important to get a semen analysis and possibly have the lab look for retrograde ejaculation. This ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Spelling and grammar: Hi. Do you mean "How do diabetICS make THEIR low sperm cell count go up"? Diabetes per se doesn't cause a low sperm count. You're young to have chroni ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rabii Madi
22 years experience Urology
Yes, it can: Recent researches have shown that men with diabetes have low sperm count. Uncontrolled blood sugar level and fluctuating blood sugar levels lead to lo ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Benjamin
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Probably: Here is a link to the american red cross donation criteria: http://www.Redcrossblood.Org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements/eligibility-criteria ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
yes, if: Yes, if their medications are not a contra-indication.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Dickinsone
25 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends: First the etiology of the neutropenia must be known. Undiagnosed neutropenia may be a sign of a cancer or the result of certain medication and donati ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Browne
34 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Diabetes is the reason patents undergo pancreas trasnplantation.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Layman
19 years experience Transplant Surgery
Use a condom: If you do not have the herpes virus already i would be very cautious. I would definately abstain during acute outbreaks and wear a condom at other ti ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
22 years experience Pathology
Maybe: Filaria large are not transmitted by blood and so it is not an automatic disqualification. It will be up to the medical director of the blood service ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Balminder Mangat
46 years experience Addiction Medicine
Transfusion: Not alzheimers but there is a form of dementia.. Kreautez jacob's ..That can be transmitted thru slow virsuses. First reported after corneal transp ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Usha Mukhytar
25 years experience Gynecology
No: Preferably no.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Possibly: Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome causes individuals to have a propensity to develop blood clots. The defect is not in the rbc itself and the syndrom ... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: One doesn't exclude other. We just need to make sure that you're otherwise healthy enough. If necessary, chat w/your Nephrologist regarding use of PDE ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Depends on the ability to suppress replication of the virus before and after transplant.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: As long as that kidney functions normally. Make sure your cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose and weight are as close to normal as possible.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends on issue: American Red Cross website keeps listing of medications and conditions that result in deferral. Check for your specific situation here: http://www.red ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
19 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: If medically needed.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Not for transplant: There may be scientific groups interested in diabetic organs for research. However, a diabetic pancreas will not be used for transplant.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ball
18 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Not sure. : My understanding is that marriages are regulated in nigeria based on sickle cell genotype. This is not the case in the United States. I thought that t ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
CureIllness first: The general rule on treatable infectious diseases is that after cure an individual can donate blood. There are a few exceptions. A good source for inf ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
16 years experience Family Medicine
Filters: Kidneys filters blood, They basically have all the body's blood pass through them and they have specialized filters that take salts, toxins, drug and ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney donation: A person with O type of blood can receive a donor kidney only from a O blood type patient, so the answer to your question is "No".

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