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Does smoking marijuana make men less fertile?

Does smoking marijuana make men less fertile?

Yes: Frequent pot smoking leads to pituitary gland dysfunction and is directly toxic to the testicles. Having said that, many 30-40 year olds would not be alive today if this was universal! no safe level of pot smoking has been established to preserve fertility. Best bet is to quit smoking anything while trying to conceive. ...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


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Can smoking marijuana affect female fertility?

Can smoking marijuana affect female fertility?

Yes: Research shows that steroid hormones, cytokines, and the endocannabinoid system (ecs) in the central nervous system are closely related in female fertility. Any disruption in this system (like from external smoked thc, stored in fat) can result in fetal loss. Use of marijuana is associated with implantation failure, spontaneous miscarriage, fetal growth restriction and premature birth in humans. ...Read more

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Does vaporized marijuana have the same male fertility affects as smoking it?

Does vaporized marijuana have the same male fertility affects as smoking it?

Yes: Male fertility is affected by thc the psychoactive component of the marijuana. The smoke of marijuana causes lung damage. Thc is felt to affect sperm in several ways including that the sperm swim too fast and "burn out" before reaching the egg, the head of the sperm has abnormal changes, the sperm count is lower. The effect on fertility is due to the thc. ...Read more

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Can smoking marijuana affect a males sperm count or fertility?

Can smoking marijuana affect a males sperm count or fertility?

Yes: In men it can lower testosterone hormone levels and can reduce sperm counts and quality - lower motility (swimming ability) and possibly less ability for the sperm to fertilize an egg. Heavy use is probably worse than occasional use, so it's best for him to quit if possible, or cut down if unable to quit. ...Read more

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Will smoking marijuana increase a women's chance of fertility if she has pcos?

Will smoking marijuana increase a women's chance of fertility if she has pcos?

Nope: Nice try, though.... Any smoking will not increase your fertility or improve pcos symptoms. You may not care as much ; have an increased appetite, neither which is beneficial to achieve pregnancy. Talk to your doc about using metformin to improve any glucose intolerance, improve ovulation, and if all fails, ovulation induction with Clomid (clomiphene) is helpful further down the road. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does smoking marijuana cause infertility in men?

Does smoking marijuana cause infertility in men?

Generally not but...: If this were a common problem there would be far fewer babies born here in the santa cruz, ca area :) however, there is evidence that heavy marijuana use may lower sperm count somewhat and reduce the ability of sperm to fertilize eggs, but no evidence it causes "infertility" per se. But for couples experiencing fertility issues it would be wise for both partners to reduce or stop marijuana use. ...Read more

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Is smoking marijuana less dangerous for you than smoking tobacco?

Is smoking marijuana less dangerous for you than smoking tobacco?

Both dangerous: Both are dangerous. Marijuana smoke has more carcinogens in it than regular cigarettes do, and people usually inhale and hold the smoke longer with it too. So exposure is very significant -- plus the unspecified additives and possible pesticides that no one really checks for. Alternatively, nicotine is highly addictive, and people usually smoke more regular cigarettes, more often. Neither is good. ...Read more

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When compared with smoking Marijuana, is Vaporizing Marijuana less harmful? Are there risks other than addiction that someone needs to be aware of?

Worried? : Your worry is a good sign. Sure vapor is "better" than "smoke" but drugs like nicotine and cannabis are at best habit forming and at worse addicting. NO DRUG in excess is healthy!! Why take chances??? ...Read more

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Sick after smoking marijuana?

Sick after smoking marijuana?

Marijuana: Marijuana can make you sick from toxins absorbed( smoke), oxygen deprivation, or other over-indulgances combined with smoking. ...Read more

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What are some harmful effects of smoking marijuana?

What are some harmful effects of smoking marijuana?

Marijuana: Refer to diagram on right (hopefully u can see small print). ...Read more

Marijuana (Definition)

Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more


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Fertility (Definition)

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