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Could general anesthesia such as used in surgery, lower sperm count or motility in men?

Could general anesthesia such as used in surgery, lower sperm count or motility in men?

No evidence: General anaesthesia has no lasting effect on your sperm. There s no evidence that it adversely affects it at all, any effect is short-lived. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Alves
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General Anesthesia (Definition)

General anesthesia is a medically induced coma and loss of protective reflexes resulting from the administration of one or more general anesthetic agents. It is a treatment that renders you unconscious during medical procedures, so you don't feel or ...Read more


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Does masturbation affect sperm quality?

Does masturbation affect sperm quality?

No: It doesn't affect quality. If one masturbates frequently, it can potentially decrease the sperm quantity. ...Read more

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How does viagra (sildenafil) affect sperm quality?

How does viagra (sildenafil) affect sperm quality?

No reported...: No adverse effects. But frequent orgasms in men will decrease sperm count and ejacualatory volume! ...Read more

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Can alcohol affect sperm quality?

Can alcohol affect sperm quality?

Yes: Binge drinking (more than 5 drinks at a time) is associated with lower fertility. Moderate drinking of 1-2 drinks at a time does not appear to be sperm toxic. ...Read more

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What foods affect sperm quality?

What foods affect sperm quality?

I AM NOT SURE OF: Any available reliable, placebo controlled, double blind studies on this by I am sure one of my dear urologist and reproductive specialist on panel at health tap may be able to answer that for us. ...Read more

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Can flu affect sperm quality? No fever and he feels good, only coughing

Can flu affect sperm quality? No fever and he feels good, only coughing

Here are some...: Mild upper respiratory tract infection is usually caused by adenovirus and requires no antibiotics. Clinically, URI will not affect the quality of semen and sperms. However, if male infertility is a concern, a timely professional evaluation and counseling is required so to define the potential reason for reasonable management. ...Read more

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Does KLY gel affect sperm quality & decrease pregnancy chances if we are trying to conceive?

Does KLY gel affect sperm quality & decrease pregnancy chances if we are trying to conceive?

It can: K-Y can affect sperm motility (movement) as it makes its' way through the vagina and therefore it is best to use it sparingly on the vaginal opening but not in the vagina itself. ...Read more

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I am doing IVF next month and currently facing prostat inflammation and taking ciprofloxacin. Does this antibiotic affect sperm quality?

I am doing IVF next month and currently facing prostat inflammation and taking ciprofloxacin. Does this antibiotic affect sperm quality?

Yes, improves it: If you have prostatitis then sperm production is being interfered with by the inflammation of the infection. The antibiotic will eliminate the infection and improve overall sperm production. ...Read more

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My husband is weak with flu. I'm ovulating tomor. We only had intercourse yesterday. Could there be a chance im pregnant. Can flu affect sperm quality?

My husband is weak with flu. I'm ovulating tomor. We only had intercourse yesterday. Could there be a chance im pregnant. Can flu affect sperm quality?

I don't think so.: You have to wait to find out. Unfortunately medicine is not fortune telling. If your eggs cooperate with his sperm than it will happen. ...Read more

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Does warfarin affect sperm count?

Does warfarin affect sperm count?

No, it should...: Warfarin as an anticoagulant should bear no effect to sperm production so not to affect its count. If infertility is your concern, see systemic professional evaluation since some 50% of infertility is caused by female factors, 30% by male's, and 20% by both. How to get these done correctly? Follow suggestions in articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. ...Read more

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Does energy level affect sperm count?

Does energy level affect sperm count?

No: Energy level is mostly a state of mind rather than a physical attribute. If you have problems with your sperm count, you need to see a urologist and/or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Does Cialis usage (3-4 times a month) affect sperm count?

No: Three studies were conducted in men to assess the potential effect on sperm characteristics of tadalafil 10 mg (one 6 month study) and 20 mg (one 6 month and one 9 month study) administered daily. There were no adverse effects on sperm morphology or sperm motility in any of the three studies. ...Read more

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How soon will testosterone shots affect sperm count?

How soon will testosterone shots affect sperm count?

By feedback loop: Testosterone supplementation can feed back to the brain and tell the hormones that control sperm production that there's plenty of stuff going on at the level of the testes. The brain, in turn, can then shut down hormone production needed to produce sperm, since it's faked out into thinking the hormones to stimulate the testes are no longer needed. Sperm production can then suffer. ...Read more

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Do steroid injections or nsaids affect sperm count?

Do steroid injections or nsaids affect sperm count?

No major effects: Assuming you're talking about 'regular' prescription corticosteroids like triamcinolone (kenalog) these have little to no effect on sperm - unlike Anabolic steroids like testosterone or dianabol, which can cause major reductions in sperm count. Some studies indicate that heavy NSAID use, including aspirin, may affect sperm motility and morphology as well. ...Read more

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What things affect sperm count?

Many causes: Lifestyle; smoking and xs alcohol consuption. Anatomic: varicoceles, bilateral testicular maldescent - more when higher & subject corrected later, blocked ejaculatory duct/s. Daily and prolonged use of hot tubs and spandex or tight underwaer. Genetic: klinefelter's syndrome & other chromasomomal trisomies. Inflammation: mumps orchitis & epididymitis. Hormonal & androgen use/abuse. Increasing age. ...Read more

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Can spinal meningitis affect sperm count or produce infertility?

Can spinal meningitis affect sperm count or produce infertility?

Yes: Any severe infections can effect the human body, its response to the infection, any medications taken to fight the infection, fevers, chills, procedures etc can all effect sperm production. Usually the effects are short term and sperm production returns. ...Read more

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Can drinking beer or any alcoholic drink affect sperm count or fertility?

Yes: Toxins like alcohol, tobacco and certain medications, plus heat/trauma/radiation can all lower sperm count and fertility. If you think you have problems, check w/your doctor or a urologist. ...Read more

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Can respiradone affect sperm or sperm count permanently? Also male breast tissue?

Can respiradone affect sperm or sperm count permanently? Also male breast tissue?

Yes: Risperidone can cause gynecomastia - benign enlargement of breast tissue in men, but is not associated with sperm count issues. ...Read more

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Is diflucan/fluconazole safe for men to take once for a yeast infection? Affect sperm count? If I don't have yeast infection can it cause one? Wat happn

Is diflucan/fluconazole safe for men to take once for a yeast infection? Affect sperm count? If I don't have yeast infection can it cause one? Wat happn

Would be safe, ...: ...but why consider it if you don't have a yeast infection? The drug itself cannot cause a yeast infection. I see some internet buzz about fluconazole and sperm count, apparently going back to a single report of a minor effect in rabbits, but it's not been known to occur in humans. Anyway, even if a sex partner has a vaginal yeast infection, you probably don't need treatment yourself. ...Read more

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32 yr old male with uti taking cipro (ciprofloxacin). A. Will it affect my sperm count? B. Can antibiotics affect child? C. Will it affect sperm later, created today?

32 yr old male with uti taking cipro (ciprofloxacin). A. Will it affect my sperm count? B. Can antibiotics affect child? C. Will it affect sperm later, created today?

Antibiotics: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is overall safe. It does weaken some tendons but should have no direct effect on your sperm. If it does affect sperm it would be on the sperm currently developing which won't be mature until approximately 70 to 90 days later. ...Read more

Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more


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