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Does drinking alcohol before taking a male fertility test change the result?

Does drinking alcohol before taking a male fertility test change the result?

Maybe: Only if the man is binge drinking. One study from brazil reports that drinking greater than five drinks at one setting once a week or more frequently can impair sperm quality. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

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


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Will drinking alcohol before a male fertility test affect the result?

Will drinking alcohol before a male fertility test affect the result?

Not usually: I suppose a major binge might have an effect, but light alcohol use probably not. ...Read more

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Fertility: does drinking alcohol in moderation affect male fertility?

Fertility: does drinking alcohol in moderation affect male fertility?

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 more

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How does one give a semen sample for a male fertility test?

How does one give a semen sample for a male fertility test?

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

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Are over-the-counter male fertility test accurate?

It depends: The otc tests are a decent screening test for fertility problems, but predicting pregnancy rates off a test result is not yet possible. If you suspect there is a fertility problem, get an expert's advice. ...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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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?

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

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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

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 more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Male Fertility (Definition)

Male fertility is a field of study in which a person looks at the causes of infertility that men have, plus the treatments of such problems. Men can have low testosterone, poor sperm production, abnormal ducts/tubes that carry sperm, erection problems, ejaculation (climax) difficulties, etc... Doctors who specialize in male fertility ...Read more


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Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more