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Does Atenolol Cause Low Sperm Count
Cigarettes: The best data appears to be that cigarette smoke decreases sperm count and quality somewhat in men with known varicoceles (varicoces veins of the testicles). Marijuana and alcohol have been suggested but in my clinical practice their effects are limited except at very high usage levels. ...Read more
Atenolol is a relatively long-acting (24 hours) beta-blocker. Beta-blockers as a group of medications calm or slow the heart rate down. They stop the swings in hr from stress or nerves. If someone is on a good dose of a beta-blocker and are startled, the medication suppresses the pounding of your heart. It also won't allow the hr to climb with exercise. It's used to ...Read more
Is it normal to have 1"x1/2" left testicle? Twice as small as the right. What could be the cause of this? Could this cause low sperm count?
No, not normal: Average testicle size after puberty is ~2" long, 0.8" width, and 1.2" height (5 x 2 x 3 cm). Causes of a small (atrophic) testicle include: 1) painful conditions like torsion, infection, and severe trauma, and 2) painless conditions like the presence of a varicocele, abnormal development, genetic anomaly, prior surgery affecting blood flow, steroids, etc. Depending on cause, could affect fertility. ...Read more
Yes, it can: Recent researches have shown that men with diabetes have low sperm count. Uncontrolled blood sugar level and fluctuating blood sugar levels lead to low sperm count. In addition, a research shows that semen volume is lower in diabetic men compared with non-diabetic men and that the nuclear dna in diabetic men's sperm cells is more fragmented. ...Read more
MY husband has high tersterone levels and low sprem count. Can having high testerone cause low sperm count? If so what are ways to bring the level dow
Not the key: Lab reference ranges are set so that several percent of normals fall outside on either end. It may simply be up because he is in love with you. I hope you get your wish to be parents, or if this does not, that you will find a way to care for other children in your community together ...Read more
Can 1 mg propecia (finasteride) cause low sperm count cuz my semen was very thin n tested 11 million/ml. After discontinued its thick again?
I'm currently trying to conceive and my partner smokes marijuana every day, would this cause low sperm count? Partners been smoker 10years +?
Generally not but...:
If this were a common problem there would be far fewer babies born here in the santa cruz, ca area :)
however, there is evidence that heavy marijuana use may lower sperm count somewhat and reduce the ability of sperm to fertilize eggs, but no evidence it causes "infertility" per se. But for couples experiencing fertility issues it would be wise to reduce or stop marijuana use. See comment:. ...Read more
My husband and I have been trying to concieve for 5 months. We have a 2yr old. He has been taking Nexium (esomeprazole) for the 7mths can it cause low sperm count?
Not really: I do not believe decreased sperm count is a known side effect of nexium (esomeprazole). The good news is we know you two have what it takes. Statistically speaking, it takes on avg 4 mos for a healthy couple to conceive. You're not that far off. And the chance of conception for any given ovulation cycle is something like 15-25%. So the odds are good you'll hit it soon! Good luck and keep trying! :). ...Read more
No: Low sperm count can cause difficulty in starting a pregnancy with one's wife. Low sperm count can cause anxiety about one's low sperm count and about creating children. Other than that, sperm count is not the cause of things but rather the result of things. Low sperm count can result from problems inside the testicles, or problems with hormone levels from outside the testicles, or both. ...Read more
No: These two issues have absolutely no correlation with each other. ...Read more
No: Just stop taking the stuff and you should return to normal in a while ...Read more
My partner and I are trying to have a baby he is about 150lbs overweight. Could that cause us problems like maybe a low sperm count?
Obesity: Obesity in women is more directly linked to infertility. In men, there may other risk factors like sleep apnea, that may decrease libido and energy. Also if is there is significant decrease in effective penis length, may cause mechanical barrier. A number of recent studies have found that, obese men tend to have lower sperm counts and less mobile sperms. Semen analysis is a relativeyl simple test. ...Read more
Correctable cause?: If seen on two tests, you should be evaluated for a cause. A physical exam along with testing for endocrine abnormalities is necessary. The most common finding would be a varicocele (15%), which can be corrected and may return normal numbers of sperm. Heat exposure (fever, hot baths) can also cause this. For hormonal problems, stimulation of sperm production with medicines might work. ...Read more
Yes: Testicular atrophy is a known symptom of alcoholism. Direct toxic. Effect on sperm as well as indirect effect in which the liver damaged by alcohol is unable to properly utilize female sex hormones in men leads to increase in the quantity of the above causing decrease in sperm counts. ...Read more
No: That's bunk. There are a couple of studies in which sperm counts are higher if a guy goes for a long time between ejaculations. Go figure -- the fluid is being reabsorbed and the sperms concentrated. Anybody who's trying to frighten you about your developing sexuality is someone you should ignore. Love responsibly and talk with your physician about this stuff if you like. ...Read more
This is a matter of what came first.
Low sperm does not cause sexual problems other then not being able to have a baby. That may cause relationship problems.
Men who have low sperm count may have issues with low testosterone which can cause sexual problems. This is a correlation, not a direct effect. ...Read more
Is it normal for a 50 year old male to have low sperm count and what is the cause and cure for low sperm count if any?
No: There are many reasons for a low count. A semen analysis is not very accurate. Therefore, any time there is a low count the first thing to due is repeat the test. If the count remains the same there are treatments based on how low the count is. Also, it would be important to do a dna fragmentation test on the sperm to see if the sperm's dna is damaged. ...Read more
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
We have a 3yr, my husband is 26yrs, 2yrs ago he had an infetion in the scrotom, could it have caused a low sperm count?
Low sperm count: Possibly but not likely. Oligospermia (low sperm count). Can be due to previous testis infection or epididymal scarring from previous infection and inflammation, however most men who have had epididymitis or even orchitis do not subsequently find themselves sub fertile or infertile. See a urologist and have a semen analysis. ...Read more
Is it okay to masturbate twice everyday? Could it make my sperm count low? Cause I've been doing this since teenage years now I am 25.
Sperm count: Should not be affected by masturbating twice daily. ...Read more
Is it normal to masturbate twice a day? Could this caused me low sperm count in the future? I've been doing this since 15yrs old. Now I'm 25.
Masturbation: As long as you're healthy, you should be ok ...Read more
Many possibilities: Including low testosterone, smoking, illegal drug use such as anabolic steroids, XS alcohol consumption, previous mumps, blocked vas deferens or ejaculatory duct, previous gonorrhea or chlamydia infections, retrograde ejulation, undescended testes now or bilateral undescended testes as a child, prolonged heat as in sitting in hot tub for a long periods and obesity. ...Read more
Many factors: A low sperm count can result from hormonal abnormalities resulting in decreased sperm production, anatomic abnormalities such as blocked ejaculatory ducts or strictures in the urethra which can physically reduce semen volume, surgeries/medications that can result in retrograde ejaculation thus decreasing semen volume, and primary testicular failure. See a urologist to help define the problems. ...Read more
Is it normal for a 49 year old male to have a low sperm count and what is the cause of low sperm count?
Not normal: Men can be fertile well into old age. There are many causes for low sperm count. See a male reproductive specialist. ...Read more
Partner is on androgel; I read it causes low to zero sperm count. Is this true? He is never concerned at all w unprotected sex for some reason?
Semen analysis, everything good except low sperm count. Been on propecia (finasteride) 1 mg watery semen never had this before. Could propecia (finasteride) be the cause?
My testosterone level is 2.4 ng/ml (elisa method).Blood was taken at 7pm. Is it the cause of my low sperm count (20ml, 5% motile).
Hubby has low sperm count. Had a testicular biopsy (no sperm) one doctor said lost cause 33% chance ttc. 2nd doctor said testerone patch to increase.
Wrong and Wrong: 2nd doc is way wrong! Any external source of testosterone (t) will suppress his own t production and sperm count will drop. But more information is needed. What is sperm count? What are the hormone levels? T, lh? If t & lh are low, see an endocrinologist for HCG injections. If t is ok, see a urologist specializing in infertility to consider testicular sperm extraction for ivf. ...Read more
Does masturbating for over a year cause infertility or low sperm count. Please give straight answer and recommendations please. I have been masturbating for over a year now. My health proffesor told me it may affect my ability to conceive a child in the f
Masturbation: Masturbation does not impact your overall fertility or reduce your chance of having children in the future. If you masturbate right now, your sperm count will be lower tomorrow than it would have been otherwise, but three days from now you will have produced enough sperm to makes up the difference. There is no "total amount" of sperm that you will produce in your life, and in fact if you don't ejaculate those in yours body now, they will be replaced in the next few days anyway. ...Read more
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