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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roseff
38 years experience in Fertility Medicine
It may: It may decrease the count. That's one of the reasons we say to not ejaculate for 2-3 days before the test. However, if you ejaculate daily, you can do ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roseff
38 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Masturbation: The man usually gives a sample at the fertility center by masturbating into a cup after 2-3 days of abstinence. Alternatively, but not optimally, for ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Depends on reason: It depends why-- if blockage then surgery to unblock, if hormones low then medicines to boost up, if testicles not working well then no specific treat ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
16 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Vasectomy: Not sure I understand the question. Reduced sperm count usually comes from illness and I can't recommend that. Surgeries to reduce sperm: Vasectom ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Various causes: Data indicates that sperm counts are lowing in recent years in general. A urologist can givde you the most complete response. But nutritionally low v ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Depends: You might have a semenanalysis first. If you smoke or chew tobacco it can effect counts and motility. Do not sit in saunas or high heat conditions. Ex ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
25 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Get a Semen Analysis: Semen analysis is best done through a fertility clinic or urology office rather than a general medical testing lab. Home sperm tests are not very usef ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
25 years experience in Fertility Medicine
IUI: Intrauterine insemination is a procedure in which sperm is prepped placed in a catheter and deposited in the uterus overcoming the cervical barrier. T ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Beshay
19 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Yes: Motility is a bit low, however all other parameters are within normal and the total motile sperm count is adequate.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
19 years experience in Urology
Safe: Soy proteins in moderation have no effect on fertility and are a good source of vegetable protein.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chan Hwang
26 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Male fertility: In terms of drugs, avoid taking them (especially marijuana). Stress, smoking, and alcohol also decrease sperm counts, so reduce stress, do not smoke a ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
21 years experience in Urology
No: I wouldn't think so. I would still recommend daily or every-other-day intercourse during the ovulation cycle to maximize your chances of conception.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
14 years experience in General Practice
Unlikely: It may decrease sexual arousal but from my understanding prescription opioids do not physically lower sperm count.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Siefer
47 years experience in Urology
Not known: Not listed as adverse reaction in the product information. Always weigh benefits vs risks. Use in severe cases of acne.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Treatment: May be needed. With the WBC and rbc cells you could have a prostatitis or urethritis. Your low sperm count can be from several things. Your fp or ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Umbreit
13 years experience in Urology
Not necessarily: This may be one "risk factor" for low sperm count but is not definitive. Most men with smaller than average testis still have plenty of sperm.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Your doc: Or a natural doc can test your hormone levels and rule out circulatory issues. Also, a clinical psychologist can teach you skills to keep from focusi ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes.: It will be a boy or girl. :) I hear all the time that high sperm counts favor boys, but I just don't believe it's reliable information.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chenette
37 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Most not effective: Medications in general are not too helpful for sperm production. There are exceptions to this, but most men will get maximum benefit from healthy liv ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
19 years experience in Urology
2-5 mL: Semen volume should be 2-5 ml (1/2-1 teaspoon), sperm counts should be at least 20 million per milliliter with 50% of the sperm swimming. Wide variat ... Read More
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