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Increase male fertility?

Increase male fertility?

See urologist : Management of "male infertility" depends on the nature and etiology of male infertility. For example, mildly decreased sperm count or severe (no sperm). There are several causes for having a low sperm count. Best to seek a urological evaluation to possibly determine the cause of an abnormal semen analysis. The etiology will determine the best option to correct the problem, if possible. ...Read more

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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more


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Are estrone, estradiol, progesterone and androstenedione all male or female hormones?

Are estrone, estradiol, progesterone and androstenedione all male or female hormones?

Both but: All of these hormones are produced by men and women. Estrone, Estradiol and Progesterone primarily female hormones. Androstenedione has androgenic (male like effects) and is elevated in many women with pcos. ...Read more

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Does testosterone therapy improve male fertility?

Does testosterone therapy improve male fertility?

No!: Testosterone replacement decreases sperm counts. It is essentially male birth control because testosterone therapy shuts down the pituitary gland so the testicles stop making sperm. ...Read more

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How is male fertility tested?

How is male fertility tested?

Semen Analysis: Best test is a semen analysis. Avoid ejaculation for a few days before the test so it is an accurate reflection of the sperm count. ...Read more

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Can weight effect male infertility?

Can weight effect male infertility?

Yes: Obesity is an independent risk factor for male infertility and weight loss can improve sperm quality. ...Read more

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Does prostatitis affect male fertility?

Does prostatitis affect male fertility?

Prostatitis: Generally no effect on fertility since sperm are made in the testes. It is remotely possible if the storage site for semen (seminal vesicles) are scarred from inflammation. ...Read more

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How spironolactone decreases testosterone production in a pcos woman?

How spironolactone decreases testosterone production in a pcos woman?

It doesn't: Spironolactone is a diuretic that also happens to block testosterone receptors in hair follicles. Since many women with P COS experience some degree of hirsutism as a result of the elevated testosterone common with PCOS the Spironolactone is prescribed to block the receptors to prevent those hair changes. The testosterone production can be decreased by suppressing the ovaries with OCP's. ...Read more

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Can male fertility decline with age?

Can male fertility decline with age?

Recent evidence, yes: Recent genome and population studies associate paternal age with autism, schizophrenia, and possibly cancer. Mice studies show decreased fertility with middle age and altered sperm genes. An english study showed that men>45 years needed 5x longer to achieve pregnancy with partner. Male age particularly becomes a factor when women are in late 30's. With ivf, pregnancy rates are less for men >50. ...Read more

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A 40 yr old male with testosterone & cortisol deficiences oestradiol level is 665 (Ref: 10-40 pg/ml) Could pituitary adenoma increase male oestrogen?

A 40 yr old male with testosterone & cortisol deficiences oestradiol level is 665 (Ref: 10-40 pg/ml) Could pituitary adenoma increase male oestrogen?

Perhaps: You have real issues with the estrogen level that you are walking around with, you are at very high risk of stroke and heart attack. Yes, a pituitary tumors, such as a prolactinoma is a very strong possiblity. If you have not already done so, you need to see endocrinologist and you need an MRI of your brain to check your pituitary gland. ...Read more

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Fertility supplements for men/women online?

Fertility supplements for men/women online?

Not overly useful: Not controlled by the fda so ? What is in a supplement. With good vitamin supplementation and a solid high fat moderate protein diet, there's no real room for improvement. ...Read more

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What hormones help regulate human reproductive in male or female?

What hormones help regulate human reproductive in male or female?

Lots: Many hormones regulate reproduction. Fsh and LH help to grow and mature the eggs. Tsh (thryoid hormone system) and prolactin (milk hormones) help regulate the environment of ovulation. Male hormones such as testosterone and dheas affect ovulation and implantation. This is just the beginning. ...Read more

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Does natural testosterone booster affect fertility?

Does natural testosterone booster affect fertility?

Don't exist: The are no natural testosterone boosters! this is an internet scam. Don't waste your money. They don't do anything good for your body. Be satisfied with what you've got. ...Read more

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How is male fertility measured?

Semen analysis: Semen is the fluid associated with the ejaculate. Semen contains sperm. Sperm can be counted and the quality assessed. These are the primary way to objectively assess fertility in a male. Other factors are important: chromosomes, presence / absence of certain sugars in the ejaculate, presence /absence of infection in the ejaculate; retrograde flow of sperm to the bladder can be a culprit. ...Read more

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Testesterone=317.49 , estrogen= 38.57, LH=3.44, FSH=1.98 . is it normal for 23 yrs old? for men

Testesterone=317.49 , estrogen= 38.57, LH=3.44, FSH=1.98 .
is it normal for 23 yrs old? for men

Testosterone: Testosterone is higher in AM than PM. 317 in the afternoon is probably normal. In the AM, a value of 317 is borderline. Low T can be from obesity, many medications, elevated prolactin, etc. See your doctor, but do not jump into testosterone treatment without a thorough workup. There are many side effects from testosterone overtreatment. ...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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Dhea (Definition)

Dhea= dihydroepiandrosterone ...Read more