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is prolactin level in men can affect sperms count..?

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Dr. Fletcher Derrick
Urology 63 years experience
No and yes: High Prolactin in men , in simplist explanations, blocks testosterone. Usually, there is a loss of libido but decrease in T could affect the sperm count by lowering it. ED or impotence in young males - 30-45 should have prolactin checked. It is treatable with good results. Don't jump to a quick Dx....because hyperprolactinemia in males is rare.
Dr. Michael Robinson
Endocrinology 48 years experience
Yes prolactin can: Significantly elevated levels of prolactin can suppress pituitary gonadotroponins LH and FSH, and subsequently decrease testosterone levels and depress spermatogenesis.

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