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Does Drinking Alcohol Before Taking A Male Fertility Test Change The Result
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
Probably, yes: The real issue is in defining "alcohol use in moderation". For many this means daily alcohol intake of 1-4 alcoholic beverages, which is significant. Alcohol use can effect male hormone metabolism which in turn can effect hormone production. Some data suggest a lower take-home baby rate with ingestion of >4 drinks per week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Three options. ..: Most times you give a sample by masturbation - fertility clinics have private collection rooms. For men unwilling/unable to collect in office, many clinics will allow you to collect at home in a container they provide then bring it in within 45-60 mins, keeping the cup at body temperature. Some guys can only ejaculate with intercourse; a nontoxic condom can be used to collect but it's not ideal. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will taking 1 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) daily affect my sperm count/fertilily in any way? Also, will drinking alcohol affect my sperm count/fertility?
Xanax (alprazolam) is addicting: While Xanax (alprazolam) may not lower your sperm count it can most certainly over time decrease your libido (desire for sex). However the main issue with longterm use of drugs in this class (benzodiazepines) and in particular Xanax (alprazolam), is their addictive potential. Use with care, and I'd recommend not daily but only as you need. ...Read more
Does drinking alcohol affect your fertility? How long before you try to concieve should you stop drinking caffeine and alcohol I plan on ttc in july
Moderation: First, you don't have to stop drinking caffeine as there's no harm for moderate caffeine consumption in pregnancy. 200mg a day is without any risks. As far as alcohol. A drink or two a week while trying to conceive likely won't affect your fertility, but if you want to be 100% safe, then abstain as soon as you are not using birth control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: Depending on which tests you're having and how much alcohol you drank, the results may be affected. This is especially true if you are having liver function tests done. Alcohol is also a diuretic and may lead to dehydration. This may impact other tests as well. Of course, if the test is for the presence of alcohol, you will likely be positive. ...Read more
How will drinking alcohol during a 24 hr cortisol urine test affect the results? Could it yield a higher or lower cortisol result with 5 drinks?
Yes for some tests: Also it will depend on for what length of time and how much you are drinking. A blood alcohol level will show alcohol content of blood recently consumed. But a complete blood count will have indicators of changes in red blood cells as a result of chronic alcohol use. Chronic alcohol use: ggt, liver function tests, vitamin b12, folic acid, thiamine levels can be affected. ...Read more
Blood test/No booze!: A blood test is accurate and is not likely to be affected by alcohol intake. However, if you could get pregnant, do not drink alcohol at all and see your doctor for taking pre-natal vitamins. Alcohol intake during pregnancy is the commonest preventable cause of mental retardation in a baby. ...Read more
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