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Cystic Fibrosis Vas Deferens
Is CBAVD sensitive for Cystic Fibrosis? In other words, if a male patient has both vas deferens, can it be assumed they do not have cystic fibrosis?
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder involving lungs & digestive tract, causing recurrent lung infections due to thick inspissated mucus & poor growth in majority of patients due to malabsorption. Treatment involves inhaled respiratory therapies to prevent lung disease & pancreatic enzymes to enable absorption of nutrients. Average life expectancy is near 40 years, ...Read more
My partner has cystic fibrosis(male) and I have children 3 boys to a previous relationship. Im desperate to know if it possible to have iui?
Depends: If your partner does not have congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens (cbavd), then IUI can be done if there is a need for it. However, if he has cbavd, then sperm has to be retrieved directly from the epididymis or testes and ivf would be needed as sperm numbers are limited. A semen analysis and physical examination of your partner should reveal the status of his vas deferens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inherited disease: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease that affects the cells lining the lungs, sinuses, intestines, spleen and liver. It prevents chloride ions from crossing the cell membranes properly. This can clog organ ducts. In the lungs, the extra mucus crushes the cilia and leads to more lung infections. Medications can help; in late-stage disease, lung transplantation may be life-saving. ...Read more
Progressive disease: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a progressive, lifelong condition in which the glands that produce mucus, sweat, and intestinal secretions do not function properly. Thick mucus accumulates in the lungs, leading to breathing difficulty and infection. CF also impairs digestion, and affected males are usually infertile. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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