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Does Testicle Size Affect Fertility
Maybe: Testicular microlithiasis (TM) uncommon pathologic condition that is commonly diagnosed by scrotal ultrasonography. Indirect evidence suggests that TM may be associated with an increased risk of testicular malignancy and infertility.Greater amount of calcifications seems to have greater relationship to cancer and infertililty. ...Read more
The testicles are the two oval male gonads, or reproductive glands, located in the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its leydig cells secrete testosterone. The term testicles is synonymous with testes or gonads. The singular form is ...Read more
It does not: I'm very sorry that somebody told you this. The "scientific basis" is the discovery that sperm counts per unit volume of semen are lower if a man ejaculates frequently. The reason is that more fluid is reabsorbed during abstinence. There is nothing "spiritual" about telling or believing untruths about your body; growing up is difficult enough as it is. Think about the girl you'll marry. Cheers. ...Read more
Hot Rocks!?: Many people believe that the varicocele increases the heat in the scrotum. The heat may be the cause of sperm damage. Not every varicocele causes a decrease in semen quality. Sperm motility is often most affected. Surgery or embolization can be helpful but often it is unclear if needed. Always check partner too. I like sperm function tests like acrosome reaction to help decide on treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: A bodybuilder who is foolish enough to take Anabolic steroids will have his testes shrink -- one of many unpleasant side-effects, and one that lets partners know he's a cheater and a lawbreaker. A man who weight-trains and exercises and eats wisely will look great, and a good lover knows how to use his entire body so size matters even less. Enjoy & develop what you've got, and love well. ...Read more
Correct hypothyroid: When women have hypothyroidism, a common problem is increase of another hormone called prolactin. Causes less release of lh, and a loss of Progesterone receptor site sensitivity, and a loss in sensitivity to fsh in the follicle. All of these losses lead to problems with ovulation, and they also mess with the communication to the pituitary gland. If hypothyroidism under control conception occurrs. ...Read more
Microlithiasis: There is a must read article on the web "www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/testicular-cancer/expert-answers/microlithiosis" I found the article very straightforward and easy to understand and I am sure you will too. ...Read more
How does big left varicocele affect right testis an cause infertility to men, does the left varicocele decrease function, blood circulation of right?
It can, not always: Good link below on varicocele of the testes. Hope this helps Dr R http://www.healthline.com/health/varicocele#Cause2 ...Read more
It can: Radiation can affect fertility. The most sensitive tissue is the early developing embryo, so there is significant risk in early pregnancy. Affecting eggs and sperm requires much higher doses of radiation. Environmental exposure is best avoided, and clinical exposure should be minimized with shielding. Discuss any concerns with the prescribing physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES!: Endometriosis affects many aspects of fertility. In many women endometriosis causes ovarian cysts, causes damage to fallopian tubes, causes inflammation of the uterus, and may decrease the ability of the sperm to get inside the egg (fertilization). Even with fertility treatments women with endometriosis have lower pregnancy rates so it is something to see a fertility specialist about sooner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Smoking causes blood vessels to contract and decreases oxygen flow to the tissues. When this happens in the testicles, it can decrease sperm production and thus possible fertility. As you age, it could also affect erectile function, so this in turn could lead to fertility problems as well. ...Read more
No, but...: It's a source of pride -- and this time, one that you've actually earned. In the world's best countries, it's a rite of passage -- at age 17, you're old enough to being doing this important service to strangers in your community. You'll never know who you've helped, but I hope it feels as good for you as it has during my 100+ donations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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