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Can kidney dialysis effect male fertility?

Can kidney dialysis effect male fertility?

Chronic illness: Any chronic illness can have an impact on male fertility. One must consider the cause of the kidney failure, what medications or treatment the person has taken and is currently on, and how well they are responding to the treatment (intraperitoneal or hemodialysis). The better controlled the illness the less impact on fertility. ...Read more

Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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Can you tell me if kidney dialysis affects male fertility?

Can you tell me if kidney dialysis affects male fertility?

Kidney failure can.: It's probably not the dialysis, but the REASON a person is on dialysis, that can impact both sexual function and fertility. For example, if a man is diabetic or has high blood pressure, he may have difficulty getting and maintaining erections as a result of the disease, the medications needed, or blood flow to the genital area. Talk to your doctor about what can be done to evaluate this! ...Read more

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What suger level is dangerous for male fertility?

What suger level is dangerous for male fertility?

Depends: Fertility is not a function of blood sugars. However, people whose diabetes are not in good control can have problems with testosterone and erections. ...Read more

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What other factors that affect male fertility are there?

Other than what?: Many factors such as genetics, age, testosterone (minor factor), illness, medication, injury to the testicles, tobacco, alcohol, other toxins, radiation -- all can lower fertility. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Male fertility?

What is the definition or description of: Male fertility?

Fertility: The ability to impregnate. Per http://americanpregnancy.org/infertility/male-infertility/ — "Male infertility factors contribute to approximately 30% of all infertility cases" ...Read more

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What do docs do to improve male fertility?

1st, find the cause: There are a number of causes of male infertility and a complete evaluation is needed before appropriate treatment can be started. Treatment could include hormonal therapy, surgery or the use of intrauterine insemination. ...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 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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Is the OTC male fertility test accurate?

Is the OTC male fertility test accurate?

Yes. Not a full test: The over-the-counter fertility test for men is called spermcheck and tests only sperm count (concentration): low or normal. Accuracy is ok. A full semen analysis (sa) through a fertility clinic looks at sperm count as well as motility (% that are moving) and morphology (% of normal-shaped sperm). Some clinics test sperm antibodies too. The home test is better than nothing but is not a full sa test. ...Read more

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What does a male fertility test consist of?

Semen analysis: Males are tested with semen analysis, or sperm count. A semen sample is collected and evaluated under a micorscope for number of sperm, as well as motility and shape (morphology.). ...Read more

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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 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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Does amlodipine medicine affect male fertility?

Does amlodipine medicine affect male fertility?

No: Check out online. Epocrates. Com & drugs. Com for drug information including interactions. Neither make mention of male fertility as an issue of amlodipine, a calcium channel blocker commonly used to lower high blood pressure. However, issues associated w/high blood pressure may affect erectile function so best to address this w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Can radiation have any effect on male fertility?

Can radiation have any effect on male fertility?

Yes: Certainly it depends on the body part being radiated and whether there is associated chemotherapy. Most men have time to save sperm before treatment and should ask their doctor about that. ...Read more

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Does Effexor (venlafaxine) affect male fertility?

Does Effexor (venlafaxine) affect male fertility?

Yes: There is a risk of ejaculatory problems and low sperm counts with use of effexor (venlafaxine). The Best advice is to seek an evaluation with your fertility doctor. ...Read more

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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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Does frequent masturbation affect male fertility?

Probably not: Testicles make sperm at an alarmingly fast rate. It would be difficult to deplete sperm counts unless masturbation was more frequent than daily. To be safe, refrain from masturbating during partner's peak ovulatory days. ...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 Lamotrigine affect male fertility? 150 mg per day

Does Lamotrigine affect male fertility?
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Lamotrigine : There are many potentially serious side effects with Lamotrigine but male infertility is not one. ...Read more

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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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Could IBS affect male fertility?

Could IBS affect male fertility?

No: Ibs is an inflammatory disease of the bowel. It does not affect the testicles and should not cause infertility. ...Read more

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How are male fertility and marijuana related?

How are male fertility and marijuana related?

Not good: Limited data last I checked, but consensus is that it is likely harmful. How harmful is variable and obviously depends on usage. Studies on tobacco and male fertility are sketchy but suggest around 15% reduction per conception cycle. It's not a good idea (for alot of reasons) for men when trying to conceive. ...Read more

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What is the effect of x-rays and chemo on male fertility?

Generally bad: Depending on the dose, xrays and chemotherapy can not only render men infertile but also sterile. Read more at: http://theturekclinic. Com/services/male-fertility/male-fertility-preservation/. ...Read more

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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 an 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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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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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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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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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