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Can diabetes cause low sperm count?

Can diabetes cause low sperm count?

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

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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I masturbate every day it will reduce my sperm counting or it will affect my test so my wife catches on?

I masturbate every day it will reduce my sperm counting or it will affect my test so my wife catches on?

It may: It may decrease the count. That's one of the reasons we say to not ejaculate for 2-3 days before the test. However, if you ejaculate daily, you can do the test with no abstinence and it will tell you what your true fertility potential is in a real life situation. ...Read more

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How we calculate the semen's sperm counting, how doctor takes the semen for test?

How we calculate the semen's sperm counting, how doctor takes the semen for test?

Masturbation: The man usually gives a sample at the fertility center by masturbating into a cup after 2-3 days of abstinence. Alternatively, but not optimally, for men who can't or won't masturbate we have a special condom that collects semen after intercourse. ...Read more

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Can a person with diabetes donate sperm?

Can a person with diabetes donate sperm?

No: Most facilities have exclusion criteria for semen banks, and diabetes is one of the diseases that generally precludes donation. ...Read more

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Help please! could diabetes cause low sperm?

Help please! could diabetes cause low sperm?

Sperm count: Diabetes can cause a low sperm count - it would be important to get a semen analysis and possibly have the lab look for retrograde ejaculation. This is a situation where the sperm end up in bladder. They can be retrieved by the lab and used with assisted reproduction if needed. ...Read more

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How do diabetes make they're low sperm cells high??

How do diabetes make they're low sperm cells high??

Spelling and grammar: Hi. Do you mean "How do diabetICS make THEIR low sperm cell count go up"? Diabetes per se doesn't cause a low sperm count. You're young to have chronic complications, although it's not impossible. See a fertility clinic, but don't assume your diabetes is what's causing your low sperm count. Good luck! (And practice spelling and grammar). :-) ...Read more

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My husband and i are trying to get pregnant but he has diabetes and a heart condition and taking many medications he lost the sperm can he produve mor?

My husband and i are trying to get pregnant but he has diabetes and a heart condition and taking many medications he lost the sperm can he produve mor?

Probably: Obviously, i don't know the specifics of your husband's condition. But in general, neither diabetes nor heart disease should interfere with his fertility (quality of his sperm) or his libido (desire) although long term diabetes can interfere with his potency. (ability to have an erection). ...Read more

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I am male , 30 yrs , suffering from type 1 diabetes . Got my semen analysis done where the sperm count is low, mortility almost nil.... Help me out ?

I am male , 30 yrs , suffering from type 1 diabetes . Got my semen analysis done where the sperm count is low,  mortility almost nil.... Help me out ?

Abn sperm, Diabetes: Diabetes like any serious medical problem can affect the sperm. There can be other reasons and the diabetes may not be the problem. I like to think about sperm function and not just count. Some men with low count can have normal function. You need a comprehensive evaluation by a fertility specialist for male infertility (check doc credentials). Treatments are successful even if icsi needed. ...Read more

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Sperm (Definition)

This sperm is a reproductive cell from the male that either carries a x or an y chromosome that will fertilize the egg cell from the female in order ...Read more


Dr. Michael Opsahl
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Sperm Count (Definition)

Sperm count is evaluating the density of sperm per million per ...Read more