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does drinking alcohol before taking a male fertility test change the result

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
19 years experience Urology
Maybe: Only if the man is binge drinking. One study from brazil reports that drinking greater than five drinks at one setting once a week or more frequently ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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It might: If you are talking about a sperm analysis, alcohol definitely has an effect on sperm motility -reducing it. Long-term drinking has effects that reduc ... Read More
Dr. Paul Turek
34 years experience Urology
It can.: Anything you do in excess in a period of 2-3 months before a semen analysis is done can affect the result. You should limit alcohol to no more than 2 ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Not usually: I suppose a major binge might have an effect, but light alcohol use probably not.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Horvath
38 years experience Fertility Medicine
Probably, yes: The real issue is in defining "alcohol use in moderation". For many this means daily alcohol intake of 1-4 alcoholic beverages, which is significant. ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Pena
24 years experience Fertility Medicine
Unlikely: While moderate alcohol use may not directly affect male fertility, if there are other factor that may affect one's liver and hormonal metabolism, then ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
Three options ...: Most times you give a sample by masturbation - fertility clinics have private collection rooms. For men unwilling/unable to collect in office, many cl ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chenette
37 years experience Fertility Medicine
It depends: The otc tests are a decent screening test for fertility problems, but predicting pregnancy rates off a test result is not yet possible. If you suspec ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUN answered
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ask a doctor: Your doctor has to order this test. It is usually obtained by masturbation in the laboratory.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes. Not a full test: The over-the-counter fertility test for men is called spermcheck and tests only sperm count (concentration): low or normal. Accuracy is ok. A full sem ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Semen analysis: Males are tested with semen analysis, or sperm count. A semen sample is collected and evaluated under a micorscope for number of sperm, as well as mot ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Udom
15 years experience Family Medicine
Xanax (alprazolam) is addicting : While Xanax (alprazolam) may not lower your sperm count it can most certainly over time decrease your libido (desire for sex). However the main issue ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: Many females become pregnant after having consumed alcohol. Many males cannot perform well after having alcohol. I suspect that alcohol consumed by ... Read More

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