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Doctor insights on: Can Drugs Such As Cocaine Have Any Effects On Sperm Count Or Quality Of Sperm

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Can drugs such as cocaine have any effects on sperm count or quality of sperm?

Can drugs such as cocaine have any effects on sperm count or quality of sperm?

Yes, both: They not only cause a reduction in sperm count and increased number of abnormal sperm, as well as reducing sperm motility, they also can cause changes in the dna of the sperm nucleus which appear to be associated with increased adhd and other problems in offspring. In addition, there was even a study that showed tiny molecular amounts of Cocaine in the sperm itself, which can increase birth defects. ...Read more

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Hey Dr Levy. Can I save my sperm count/quality from possible defects due to cocaine use? Thanks

He can't see this: Dr. Levy will not likely see this follow up question. If you want to communicate directly with him you should look up his personal page on HealthTap and then, write him a specific message or set up an appointment to see him online through a virtual appointment. In other issues you're asking about-- maybe this is a long shot...but have you ever considered NOT USING cocaine as to save sperm count? ...Read more

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Does menthol cigeret have any effect on sperm count?

Does menthol cigeret have any effect on sperm count?

Cigarettes: All types of cigarettes (including marijuana) are unhealthy. It is best to shoot for optimum health when having problems conceiving. Stop with the cigarettes! ...Read more

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Does viagra (sildenafil) 100mg 4 times per week has negative effect on sperm count and sperm motility causing asthenoteratospermia?

Does viagra (sildenafil) 100mg 4 times per week has negative effect on sperm count and sperm motility causing asthenoteratospermia?

Abnormal sperm: Absolutely not! viagra (as well as Levitra (vardenafil) and cialas) has no demonstrable impact on spermatogenesis. Get checked for a varicocele by a urologist. Even a small one can have a profound impact on the little critters! ...Read more

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My ex is addicted to crack cocaine (15yrs). I use no substances. I recently had twins. Could his drug use harm his sperm affecting our kids health?

My ex is addicted to crack cocaine (15yrs). I use no substances. I recently had twins. Could his drug use harm his sperm affecting our kids health?

Highly unlikely: A published study revealed that Cocaine binds to sperm without harming viability or motility. Definitive evidence of fetal harm from paternal Cocaine exposure is lacking. The good health of your twins is your best guide. ...Read more

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Can past drug use (I.e. intravenously) cause permanent low sperm count Even if you have been sober for a number of years?

Can past drug use (I.e. intravenously) cause permanent low sperm count Even if you have been sober for a number of years?

Not likely, unless..: For average men, the expected drug effect onto spermatogenesis should fade since body has its strong inherent self-healing and remodeling ability. Besides, do not worry about something unknown or uncertain beyond your control, but focus on what you can do now. To delve into more life reality, go to http://formefirst. Com/MustReadNotes. Html & http://formefirst. Com/Basics-SelfImprovement. Html. Best.. ...Read more

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Is there any drug to improve low sperm count that is as low as 1.1 million count after laboratory test?

Usually no: In most cases, low counts are non reversible, and steps such as ivf must be taken to overcome such low numbers. However, you should be thoroughly evaluated, as about 10% in this position may have a reversible cause. ...Read more

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How good is zeman drug to boost my husband's sperm count. We are trying to conceive.

Not Very: Zeman is an expensive vitamin/suppliment. If he is deficient in his diet, a vitamin/suppliment may help various areas of his health. If he is not, then it will likely have no effect. There are no studies showing zeman to be any better than any other vitamin/suppliment. ...Read more

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Can my husband's rapid leaner progression sperm count 0%, (sluggish count is normal) effect in infertility? What are recommended drugs for that?

Can my husband's rapid leaner progression sperm count 0%, (sluggish count is normal) effect in infertility? What are recommended drugs for that?

Sperm count: The lower the sperm count the less the chance that a sperm will fertilize the egg. Causes of a low sperm count include physical abnormalities such as a varicocele which can be corrected, infections of the reproductive tract, hormonal problems, retrograde ejaculation and primary hypogonadism. Treatments include surgery, hormones, surgical removal of sperm. He needs a workup. ...Read more

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I masturbation a lot since I was a kid untill now im 26 if I stop month before marry will my sperm count quality and quantity come back to normal?

I masturbation a lot since I was a kid untill now im 26 if I stop month before marry will my sperm count quality and quantity come back to normal?

No worries: Frequent masturbation with daily ejaculation may lower sperm counts just slightly. Decreasing ejaculation to 3 times weekly will get counts completely back to your normal range within 3 months. ...Read more

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For men who recovered from reproductive tract infection, do some only start experiencing lower sperm count and quality after a few months/years?

For men who recovered from reproductive tract infection, do some only start experiencing lower sperm count and quality after a few months/years?

No, ...: Sperm count should not be affected by genital tract infection although sperm motility may be affected to a degree in some. If concerned of infertility, seek professional evaluation since some 50% of its causes is from females, 30% from males, and 20% from both. How to handle various health-concerned issues? Go to articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best wish... ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol to excess lower sperm count? Smoking & drugs too?

Can drinking alcohol to excess lower sperm count? Smoking & drugs too?

Yes to all three: Moderate to heavy alcohol drinking, smoking or chewing tobacco, and drugs including marijuana and opiates, both illegal and prescription painkillers, can all reduce sperm numbers and/or quality. ...Read more

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Ttc for a year. Been prescribed clomid (clomiphene). Ovulate every month so what benefits will I gain trying this drug? Partner has low sperm count.

??????: Sounds like they need to work with your partner. Clomid (clomiphene) can be given to men too. Just guessing but maybe the thought is if you have multiple eggs at once with low sperm you will have a better chance of conception ...Read more

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Grisesofulvin, is it safe when trying to father a pregnacy, what are it effects on sperm & what's the time of withdrawal before fathering a pregnacy?

Grisesofulvin, is it safe when trying to father a pregnacy, what are it effects on sperm & what's the time of withdrawal before fathering a pregnacy?

Griesofulvin: Male patients should be off griesofulvin for 6 months before trying to father a child according to EPocrates, a medical app. ...Read more

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I masturbate every day it will reduce my sperm counting or it will affect my test so my wife catches on?

I masturbate every day it will reduce my sperm counting or it will affect my test so my wife catches on?

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 the test with no abstinence and it will tell you what your true fertility potential is in a real life situation. ...Read more

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Does leukorrhea have any effect on sperm and conceiving?

Does leukorrhea have any effect on sperm and conceiving?

Quality First: A semen analysis evaluates several important aspects of the sperm seen in the ejaculation. The most important are volume of ejaculate, concentration of sperm, % moving, % moving mostly straight, and the appearance of the sperm. Other factors include round cells in the semen (pus cells), which means inflammation. This can impair fertility by clumping the sperm. Antibiotics and a do a recheck ...Read more

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Does marijuana have an effect on sperm and therefore fertility?

Does marijuana have an effect on sperm and therefore fertility?

Yes: Mild effects on sperm count, motility, and morphology, and effects on sperm dna fragmentation have been identified with mj use. Interest in sex is diminished in some. Some change in diet and nutrition is common.

These effects are dose related.

When trying to conceive, you are setting a foundation for your child's future. Don't use drugs or alcohol if you are trying to conceive. ...Read more

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How we calculate the semen's sperm counting, how doctor takes the semen for test?

How we calculate the semen's sperm counting, how doctor takes the semen for test?

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 men who can't or won't masturbate we have a special condom that collects semen after intercourse. ...Read more

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