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Can a person with diabetes donate sperm

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Siegel
Urology 42 years experience
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 20 years experience
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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
33 years experience
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
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rabii Madi
Urology 25 years experience
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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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Gordon
34 years experience
IVF or IUI : In general, there are not a lot of treatments that can improve sperm count. However, that does not mean that it is hopeless. In cases of male factor i... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 46 years experience
Probably: Obviously, i don't know the specifics of your husband's condition. But in general, neither diabetes nor heart disease should interfere with his fertil... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Your husband's: fertility is not INSTANTLY affected by his blood sugar! It should be a goal to keep him healthy and a normal blood sugar is a part of that goal howeve... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
? varicocele: Your sperm count might be low if semen was collected soon after previous ejaculations, ideally collection should be after at least three days after la... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Neonatology 38 years experience
Shouldn’t affect the sperm at all, but to be certain may want to check with fertility specialist or have motility study done on sperm
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Men get somewhat a pass on the effect of exposures. Millions of sperm are created in a continuous process daily. Any of those impacted by drug/drink/e... Read More
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