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Does avastin (bevacizumab) reduce male fertility?

Does avastin (bevacizumab) reduce male fertility?

No (so far): Avastin (bevacizumab) is a monoclonal antibody that inhibits blood vessel growth. It can impair fertility in women, but i don't find any studies that show reduction in male fertility. For the fda prescribing information with all side effects, go here: http://www.Gene.Com/gene/products/information/pdf/avastin-prescribing.Pdf. ...Read more

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How does avastin (bevacizumab) affect male fertility?

How does avastin (bevacizumab) affect male fertility?

It doesn't (so far): Avastin (bevacizumab) is a monoclonal antibody that inhibits blood vessel growth. It can impair fertility in women, but i don't find any studies that show reduction in male fertility. For the fda prescribing information with all side effects, go here: http://www.Gene.Com/gene/products/information/pdf/avastin-prescribing.Pdf. ...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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What effect does avastin (bevacizumab) have on male fertility?

What effect does avastin (bevacizumab) have on male fertility?

Unsure: Avastin (bevacizumab) has shown to be deterimental to female reporuductive potential with up to 30-35% have serious complications (ovarian failure). To my knowledge there are no studies on men. Any chemotherapy has the potential risk of causing fertility issues in the future. You may want to consider freezing sperm with a sperm bank or your local reproductive endocrinologist. Also talk to your oncologist. ...Read more

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How does minoxidil affect male fertility?

How does minoxidil affect male fertility?

Doesn't: Topical Minoxidil probably has no effect on male fertility. Finasteride (propecia) has been implicated in reduced fertility that is reversible upon discontinuing the medicine. ...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 exercise improve male fertility?

Moderate, yes: Moderate exercise is good for anyone trying to conceive. More severe forms of training at a competitive level can become a biological stress that can reduce fertility. ...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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How do varicoceles affect male infertility? Is the sperm count decreased?

How do varicoceles affect male infertility? Is the sperm count decreased?

Hot Rocks!?: Many people believe that the varicocele increases the heat in the scrotum. The heat may be the cause of sperm damage. Not every varicocele causes a decrease in semen quality. Sperm motility is often most affected. Surgery or embolization can be helpful but often it is unclear if needed. Always check partner too. I like sperm function tests like acrosome reaction to help decide on treatment. ...Read more

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Does tamoxifen affect fertility?

Does tamoxifen affect fertility?

Yes: Tamoxifen is most commonly prescribed for the treatment of hormone (+) breast cancer. While tamoxifen may cause birth defects during pregnancy, it actually can increase ovulation, thus increasing fertility. Accordingly, premenopausal women taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment must use (nonhormonal forms of) birth control. ...Read more

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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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Does male thyroid medication effect his fertility?

Does male thyroid medication effect his fertility?

Thyroid & fertility: Thyroid meds are not gender-specific: same ones are used for both men & women. Both underactive & overactive thyroid can adversely affect male fertility; so treating these conditions can help restore normal function. Different meds are used for treating hypo- & hyperthyroidism. Discuss with your doc yur thyroid status & what meds you need. ...Read more

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What can increase/decrease female fertility?

What can increase/decrease female fertility?

Fertility: To improve fertility, eat a healthy diet, take a prenatal vitamin, get exercise, and avoid smoking, drugs, and alcohol. Also be sure you see a doctor for a "pre-conception" visit to make sure you are in optimal health before becoming pregnant. Smoking & alcohol can decrease your fertility. STDs such as gonorrhea and chlamydia can also decrease fertility. ...Read more

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How would x-rays and chemotherapy affect male fertility?

Dose-dependent: Regardless of dose, all male patients even considering fathering children in the future should ask about fertility preservation (such as sperm cryopreservation) before any treatment with radiation or chemotherapy. This is an extremely important point that all patients and multi-disciplinary physician teams should be proactive about so that fertility options are explored prior to treatment. ...Read more

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What affect does avastin (bevacizumab) have on fertility?

What affect does avastin (bevacizumab) have on fertility?

Possible menopause: Avastin (bevacizumab) is used to treat certain advanced cancers. It may cause ovarian failure (induced menopause), up to 34 percent of women in one study. However, this will reverse in 1/5 of women once Avastin is stopped. ...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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What age does male and female fertility start to decrease?

What age does male and female fertility start to decrease?

30 and 50: Everyone's fertility is a little different, but it is possible to detect about a 10% decline in fertility rates in women around age 32. By age 35 a woman's fertility is half that at age 20. For men the effect happens later, around age 50-60. Differences in health history have significant effects on this, so check with your doctor for your personal fertility evaluation. ...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


Dr. Khurram Rehman
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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