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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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Help please! could diabetes cause low sperm?

Help please! could diabetes cause low sperm?

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 is a situation where the sperm end up in bladder. They can be retrieved by the lab and used with assisted reproduction if needed. ...Read more

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Does mastuburation for past 5 years cause low sperm count ? I am 17 now ! and what if i stop mastuburating at thi time ? Will it increase sperm count?

Does mastuburation for past 5 years cause low sperm count ? I am 17 now ! and what if i stop mastuburating at thi time ? Will it increase sperm count?

No: The male body produces an enormous amount of sperm throughout one's life and masturbating or having sex all the time does not decrease the sperm count. And no worries, if you stop, you will not build up excess sperm. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What abused substances cause low sperm count?

What abused substances cause low sperm count?

Various: Commonly opioid substances, alcohol to name some as they inhibit CRF in the brain and decrease testosterone. This in the process also causes decreased libido. ...Read more

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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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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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MY husband has high tersterone levels and low sprem count. Can having high testerone cause low sperm count? If so what are ways to bring the level dow

MY husband has high tersterone levels and low sprem count. Can having high testerone cause low sperm count? If so what are ways to bring the level dow

Not the key: Lab reference ranges are set so that several percent of normals fall outside on either end. It may simply be up because he is in love with you. I hope you get your wish to be parents, or if this does not, that you will find a way to care for other children in your community together ...Read more

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Can 1 mg propecia (finasteride) cause low sperm count cuz my semen was very thin n tested 11 million/ml. After discontinued its thick again?

Can 1 mg propecia (finasteride) cause low sperm count cuz my semen was very thin n tested 11 million/ml. After discontinued its thick again?

Unclear: Propecia (finasteride) blocks the conversion of testosterone to its active form called dht. While testosterone and not Dht are necessary for sperm development, it still not a good idea to take it if you are trying to get your partner pregnant. ...Read more

Sperm (Definition)

This sperm is a reproductive cell from the male that either carries a x or an y chromosome that will fertilize the egg cell from the female in order ...Read more


Dr. Michael Opsahl
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Sperm Count (Definition)

Sperm count is evaluating the density of sperm per million per ...Read more