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Do feminine hygene products like vagisil or douches actually do anything for women?

Do feminine hygene products like vagisil or douches actually do anything for women?

No: For the vast majority of women, these products have more potential for harm than good. You should be able to maintain your own hygiene and ph without help of pharmaceuticals, however if you're having a problem see a gyn rather than using those products. ...Read more

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Do all medications affect women's fertility?

Do all medications affect women's fertility?

No: Some medications do have an effect, typically those that act on the pituitary gland or the ovary. If the medication interferes with menstrual cycles or affects rapidly growing cells, fertility is affected. Examples are birth control pills, letrozole, and chemotherapeutic agents. ...Read more

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Do antihistamines affect your fertility? How?

Do  antihistamines affect your fertility? How?

Antihistamines: Nope. Not sure where you got this myth, but there is no truth to it. ...Read more

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Does hair products such.As perms affect birth control?

Does hair products such.As perms affect birth control?

No: Hair products like perms have not been reported to affect birth control. A person's birth control should still work just as well, regardless of what she does with her hair (unless she is so busy doing her hair that she forgets to take her birth control pill). ...Read more

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Antiphysicotics raise prolactin & alter dopamine in women, how else do they affect a womans body negatively that dr.'s don't tell?

Antiphysicotics raise prolactin & alter
dopamine in women, how else do they
affect a womans body negatively that
dr.'s don't tell?

Antipsychotic: Can increase weight , causes eps , td , can elevate cholesterol , triglyceride and blood sugar level also. But can does not mean it well and if indicated still it is good medication for bad and psychosis. ...Read more

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Do anti-biotics affects sperm quality?

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Do anti-biotics affects sperm quality?

Here are some ...: Largely, almost all known antibiotics exerts no conclusive negtive impact on sperm count, motility, & shape although some concerns in nitrofurantoins, macrolides (notably Erythromycin), sulfa antibiotics, or sulfasalazine for IBD have been reported & discussed over decades-long experience. But, still remember: That is all we've known; behind what we know always still hides a lot what we don't know ...Read more

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Does KLY gel affect sperm quality & decrease pregnancy chances if we are trying to conceive?

Does KLY gel affect sperm quality & decrease pregnancy chances if we are trying to conceive?

It can: K-Y can affect sperm motility(movement) as it makes its' way through the vagina and therefore it is best to use it sparingly on the vaginal opening but not in the vagina itself. ...Read more

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Does taking fat burners affect male fertility?

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 beauty products with mercury content can cause infertility?

Does beauty products with mercury content can cause infertility?

Mercury infertility: Mercury though not established well has been suspected to cause fetal loss and infertility cosmetics contain variable amounts of chemicals especially some made overseas for lightening skin colour be careful with using them and avoid if possible. ...Read more

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My husband wants to try a "natural" fertility supplement, does Fertilsan M work? Any other "supplement suggestions" to enhance sperm quality - thanks

My husband wants to try a "natural" fertility supplement, does Fertilsan M work? Any other "supplement suggestions" to enhance sperm quality - thanks

No: No controlled studies have shown benefits fr. herbals.Male infertility is a complex issue possible cause include hormone imbalance,sperm duct defects,infections,varicocele,ejaculation issues(e.g:retrograde ej),anti-sperm antibodies,using anabolic steroids.Previous operations that block sperm fr. getting in ejaculate can be corrected s'times.See urologist with interest or specialized in infertility ...Read more

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Please suggest alternative household lubes (for ttc couples) as KY etc apparently affects the sperm's motility. ?

Please suggest alternative household lubes (for ttc couples) as KY etc apparently affects the sperm's motility. ?

Normal vaginal: Lubrication is best and most effective and doesn't affect sperm's motility. There are also fertility lubricants, also known as 'sperm-friendly' lubricants, which are specifically formulated to be safe for use by couples who are trying to conceive. ...Read more

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Apart from sunblock and cleanser, I do not use any other skincare products. Will not using extra skincare products cause me to age faster?

Apart from sunblock and cleanser, I do not use any other skincare products. Will not using extra skincare products cause me to age faster?

As you advance in: years, adding anti aging products (like antioxidants, and retinoid acid ) can help delay the signs of aging. Lightening agents can soften signs of sun damage. I suggest you see your dermatologist if you like aging gracefully while looking as good as possible ...Read more

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Do electronic cigarettes affect hormones such as testosterone?

Do electronic cigarettes affect hormones such as testosterone?

Moot point!: Contrary to popular belief, electronic cigarettes & vaporizers are no safer than any other form of tobacco. Because these products (methods of nicotine administration) are so new, we can't answer your question. However, studies of smoking vs T are all over the map & contradictory. But even if smoking doesn't lower T, why risk stroke & heart attack, etc? Or COPD & cancer? Not worth the risk! ...Read more

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Can regaine(minoxidil 2%) use affect fertility or interfere with IVF treatment?

Can regaine(minoxidil 2%) use affect fertility or interfere with IVF treatment?

Rogaine (minoxidil): In men, it may cause a lower sperm count and function. In women, it may have an effect on egg development and can't be used when pregnant. ...Read more

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Will replens vaginal moisturizer affect ability to get pregnant? Help? Prevent?

Will replens vaginal moisturizer affect ability to get pregnant? Help? Prevent?

Most likely not: Replens normally doesn't affect sperm survivability. Also preceed mineral oil, and canola oil have not been found to compromise sperm when used as a lubricant. ...Read more

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Do taking sour foods in excess cause any impact on males's fertility ?

Do taking sour foods in excess cause any impact on males's fertility ?

No: There is no association between the consumption of sour foods and infertility. Hope this helps! ...Read more