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Meningitis (Definition)

A condition in which the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord becomes inflamed. Symptoms include headaches, fever, stiff neck, and a sensitivity to light. There are two primary types of ...Read more


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Does childhood meningitis affect fertility in males?

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Does childhood meningitis affect fertility in males?

Depends: I suppose it depends on what the original cause of the meningitis was, but in general no, previous meningitis would not cause fertility issues in males. Read more

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Does having the mumps lower male fertility?

Does having the mumps lower male fertility?

It might: If mumps occurs during puberty and if it "drops" from the salivary glands in the face to the testicles and infects them, then yes mumps can very much affect a man's fertility later in life. The usual case of prepubertal mumps generally has no effect on future fertility. Read more

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After what age does male fertility begin to decrease?

After what age does male fertility begin to decrease?

Probably does not: Male sperm quality as defined as fertilization and embryo quality at ivf seem unchanged in several studies. Other studies suggest that fertility may decline as early as 35-39. I believe much of the confusion arises over limited research and different definitions of male fertility. It would seem that while sperm counts decrease the quality does not until late age. Consult you doc. Best wishes. Read more

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Pounding headache -dizziness -depth perception off - nauseous -lower neck pain -light headed -27 yr old male -just started male fertility vitamin?

Pounding headache -dizziness -depth perception off - nauseous -lower neck pain -light headed -27 yr old male -just started male fertility vitamin?

Depends: If your symptoms started soon after starting the vitamin, then the supplement could be to blame. Consider stopping the new vitamin and seeing if your symptoms resolve. If could be that some of the ingredients are not agreeing with you. Read more

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Could IBS affect male fertility?

Could IBS affect male fertility?

No: Ibs is an inflammatory disease of the bowel. It does not affect the testicles and should not cause infertility. Read more

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What suger level is dangerous for male fertility?

Depends: Fertility is not a function of blood sugars. However, people whose diabetes are not in good control can have problems with testosterone and erections. Read more

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What other factors that affect male fertility are there?

Other than what?: Many factors such as genetics, age, testosterone (minor factor), illness, medication, injury to the testicles, tobacco, alcohol, other toxins, radiation -- all can lower fertility. Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Male fertility?

What is the definition or description of: Male fertility?

Fertility: The ability to impregnate. Per http://americanpregnancy. Org/infertility/male-infertility/ - "Male infertility factors contribute to approximately 30% of all infertility cases" Read more

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What do docs do to improve male fertility?

1st, find the cause: There are a number of causes of male infertility and a complete evaluation is needed before appropriate treatment can be started. Treatment could include hormonal therapy, surgery or the use of intrauterine insemination. Read more

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Does alupurinol effect the male fertility?

Does alupurinol effect the male fertility?

A suspect drug: Allopurinol helps halt cell division and cell division is critical for sperm production at 1000 sperm being produced per heartbeat. Talk to your doctor and you must balance quality of life off of Allopurinol (i.e. More gouty pain) with fertility issues taking it. Read more

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Does coenzyme q10 boost male fertility?

Not proven: There are no good studies that show it changes any pregnancy rate or outcome. Read more

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Is the OTC male fertility test accurate?

Is the OTC male fertility test accurate?

Yes. Not a full test: The over-the-counter fertility test for men is called spermcheck and tests only sperm count (concentration): low or normal. Accuracy is ok. A full semen analysis (sa) through a fertility clinic looks at sperm count as well as motility (% that are moving) and morphology (% of normal-shaped sperm). Some clinics test sperm antibodies too. The home test is better than nothing but is not a full sa test. Read more

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What does a male fertility test consist of?

Semen analysis: Males are tested with semen analysis, or sperm count. A semen sample is collected and evaluated under a micorscope for number of sperm, as well as motility and shape (morphology.). Read more

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Does taking fat burners affect male fertility?

Maybe.: Rapid, catabolic weight loss seriously impairs male fertility. Try to shoot for 1- 1.5 lb weight loss weekly max, as more will suggest to the body that there is starvation going on, and fertility is not spared when starvation is going on. Read more

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Does alcohol or smoking reduce male fertility?

Does alcohol or smoking reduce male fertility?

Yes: Both can have direct toxic effects at level of testicles. Smoking can create "oxygen radicals" that can directly effect sperm membranes and function of sperm. Both can have indirect effect at level of hypothalmus and pituitary, particularly alcohol, and effect stimulation properties on testicular production of sperm. Lastly, from testicles to ejaculation is 90d, thus effect can be long lasting! Read more

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Does amlodipine medicine affects male fertility?

Does amlodipine medicine affects male fertility?

No: Check out online. Epocrates. Com & drugs. Com for drug information including interactions. Neither make mention of male fertility as an issue of amlodipine, a calcium channel blocker commonly used to lower high blood pressure. However, issues associated w/high blood pressure may affect erectile function so best to address this w/your doctor. Read more

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Can radiation have any effect on male fertility?

Can radiation have any effect on male fertility?

Yes: Certainly it depends on the body part being radiated and whether or not there is associated chemotherapy. Most men have time to save sperm before treatment and should ask their doctor about that. Read more

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Male Fertility (Definition)

The ability to impregnate. Per http://americanpregnancy. Org/infertility/male-infertility/ - "Male infertility factors contribute to approximately 30% ...Read more