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What abused substances cause low sperm count?

What abused substances cause low sperm count?

Cigarettes: The best data appears to be that cigarette smoke decreases sperm count and quality somewhat in men with known varicoceles (varicoces veins of the testicles). Marijuana and alcohol have been suggested but in my clinical practice their effects are limited except at very high usage levels. ...Read more

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Can I be a substance abuse counselor if I myself have never abused substances?

Can I be a substance abuse counselor if I myself have never abused substances?

Absolutely: Absolutely. You don't have to use or abuse alcohol or drugs to be a substance abuse counselor. Your talent to understand and help people with addiction is what it counts. ...Read more

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What can cause a sperm count to go from excellent to poor, in a year? No history of recent illness or infection. Healthy lifestyle. Age middle 30's.

What can cause a sperm count to go from excellent to poor, in a year?  No history of recent illness or infection. Healthy lifestyle. Age middle 30's.

Low testosterone: may have a pituitary disorder , with low fsh and Lh , but could be a blockage in spermatic ducts, a full evaluation by an endocrinologist [gland doctor] and or a urologist[bladder and genital organ doctor], need full labs and sperm count and repeated exam to prove things, then a lot of things in the scrotum to penis that can cause it, and or certain types of medications. ...Read more

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Can a spermalocele cause lower sperm count?

Can a spermalocele cause lower sperm count?

Possibly: There is controversy whether if a spermatocele can cause infertility. A sperm count needs to be performed and what has to be correlated is the size of the spermatocele. Very large spermatoceles may cause possible obstruction and lead to a lower sperm count. ...Read more

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Can beard loss be caused by low sperm count?

Can beard loss be caused by low sperm count?

No: Low sperm count can cause difficulty in starting a pregnancy with one's wife. Low sperm count can cause anxiety about one's low sperm count and about creating children. Other than that, sperm count is not the cause of things but rather the result of things. Low sperm count can result from problems inside the testicles, or problems with hormone levels from outside the testicles, or both. ...Read more

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Does premature ejaculation cause low sperm count?

Does premature ejaculation cause low sperm count?

No: It does not. Premature ejaculation is just that premature. It does not have any impact on the quantity of sperm. It may however have impact on fertility, which requires the sperm connecting to the egg-in this case timing is everything. ...Read more

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Would low sperm count cause premature ejaculation?

Would low sperm count cause premature ejaculation?

No: These two issues have absolutely no correlation with each other. ...Read more

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Does masturbation in teenage cause less sperm count?

Does masturbation in teenage cause less sperm count?

Should not: It should not. There could be a lower number of sperm with excessive masturbation, but i would not expect a lower sperm count due to masturbation. ...Read more

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Can a enlarged prostate cause you to have a lower sperm count?

Can a enlarged prostate cause you to have a lower sperm count?

No it does not: No it does not but amount of spermatic fluid may be reduced in some due to retrograde ejaculation in some men who are being treated for benign prostatic hypertrophy and that may affect the total sperm count. ...Read more

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When you drink three or more beers a day will it cause your sperm count to be low?

Yes, it causes: low sperm count. Alcohol drinking may lower testosterone levels and cause decreased sperm production. Other causes of low sperm count are: stress, tobacco, obesity, drugs (e.g. steroids), just to name a few. ...Read more

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Which medications are really proven to cause testicle shrinkage and lower sperm count?

Which medications are really proven to cause testicle shrinkage and lower sperm count?

Testosterone,: Androsterone and Lupron (leuprolide) have been proven to cause testicular shrinkage. I believe reports of other medications causing shrinkage is purely anecdotal and not proven. ...Read more

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My partner and I are trying to have a baby he is about 150lbs overweight. Could that cause us problems like maybe a low sperm count?

My partner and I are trying to have a baby he is about 150lbs overweight.  Could that cause us problems like maybe a low sperm count?

Obesity: Obesity in women is more directly linked to infertility. In men, there may other risk factors like sleep apnea, that may decrease libido and energy.Also if is there is significant decrease in effective penis length, may cause mechanical barrier. A number of recent studies have found that , obese men tend to have lower sperm counts and less mobile sperms. Semen analysis is a relativeyl simple test. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have 1"x1/2" left testicle? twice as small as the right. what could be the cause of this? could this cause low sperm count?

Is it normal to have 1"x1/2" left testicle? twice as small as the right. what could be the cause of this? could this cause low sperm count?

No, not normal: Average testicle size after puberty is ~2" long, 0.8" width, and 1.2" height (5 x 2 x 3 cm). Causes of a small (atrophic) testicle include: 1) painful conditions like torsion, infection, and severe trauma, and 2) painless conditions like the presence of a varicocele, abnormal development, genetic anomaly, prior surgery affecting blood flow, steroids, etc. Depending on cause, could affect fertility. ...Read more

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What causes a man's sperm count to be low?

What causes a man's sperm count to be low?

Correctable cause?: If seen on two tests, you should be evaluated for a cause. A physical exam along with testing for endocrine abnormalities is necessary. The most common finding would be a varicocele (15%), which can be corrected and may return normal numbers of sperm. Heat exposure (fever, hot baths) can also cause this. For hormonal problems, stimulation of sperm production with medicines might work. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause low sperm count?

Can diabetes cause low sperm count?

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 low sperm count. In addition, a research shows that semen volume is lower in diabetic men compared with non-diabetic men and that the nuclear dna in diabetic men's sperm cells is more fragmented. ...Read more

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Does alcohol cause a low sperm count?

Does alcohol cause a low sperm count?

Yes: Testicular atrophy is a known symptom of alcoholism. Direct toxic .Effect on sperm as well as indirect effect in which the liver damaged by alcohol is unable to properly utilize female sex hormones in men leads to increase in the quantity of the above causing decrease in sperm counts. ...Read more

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Does methadone cause a man's sperm count to lower?

Does methadone cause a man's sperm count to lower?

Possibly: These drugs to have a negative effect on testosterone levels, which in turn could have an effect on sperm production. ...Read more

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Could frequent ejaculation cause permanent low sperm count?

No: That's bunk. There are a couple of studies in which sperm counts are higher if a guy goes for a long time between ejaculations. Go figure -- the fluid is being reabsorbed and the sperms concentrated. Anybody who's trying to frighten you about your developing sexuality is someone you should ignore. Love responsibly and talk with your physician about this stuff if you like. ...Read more

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