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Does The Position A Man Sleeps In Affect His Fertility
Ejaculate volume: Either way, ~ 3-5 mls.Get a more detailed answer ›
With the exception of wet dreams, if a male does not ejaculate for long periods of time, would that affect his intelligence?
No: This would have no effect on a person's intellect. ...Read more
When trying to conceive, is it true that a female holding her hips in the air, after the male ejaculates in her will help with conception?
Can someone born with two testicles but one not in position bear a child.when he produces sperms ?
No: As soon as an egg is fertilized by a sperm, a process takes place in which the egg releases granules that prevent more than one sperm from fertilizing the same egg. The fused egg and sperm is now called a zygote and is impenetrable to other sperm. From this point on, there is no chance that the paternity of the growing child can be affected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does getting hurt (by footballs etc) on the testicles as a kid (6-12) affect their development (size and sperm volume) or does it heal?
Most heal: The testis are resilient and you are blessed with two.(only need one)trauma can produce injury but most is tolerated and does not effect later performance. Significant injury would result in shrinkage /atrophy which would be noticeable on self exam by comparing one to the other. ...Read more
My baby has an enlarged teste diagnosed as haematoma. will this affect his fertility when he is older?
Hematoma: The hematoma may have been caused by delivery. It should heal with no repercussions ...Read more
My cat sat in my lap, he was warm...can that affect my testicles, in terms of testosterone production or sperm count?
No: The testicles will do what the testicles will do, whether or not there is a cat in the lap. Likewise, the cat will do what the cat will do, regardless of the presence or absence of testicles. Testicles and cats don't have a noticeable effect on one another. ...Read more
Depends on risks: You should have a thorough vision exam by a trained eye practitioner (optometrist or ophthalmologist) every 2-3 years before the age of 40, then every year or two after the age of 40. If you have diabetes, it should be an annual exam independent of age. A number of diseases can present/be found on a dilated eye exam. It's amazing how much information we can gain by looking in your eyes! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What's the truth to the myth that pregnancy can occur if a man masturbates and ejaculates on his hand, then fingers a woman w/o washing up?
Is exercise in gym affects the production of sperm or affects the sperm count?How to make curved penis straight?
Maybe...: It sounds as if you may have " peyronies" disease. See a urologist but there may not be much you can do. Surgery may be an option. As far as sperm count, if your concerned it is low, also see a urologist and get that checked. Exercise does great things for us and there are strategies to increase sperm count. Good luck. ...Read more
Does increasing/changing testosterone of the body (ex: watching porn) during boy's puberty affect his final height in the future?
No: Not unless he is taking additional sources of hormones. Body will not produce enough of it's own to affect growth. ...Read more
Doubt it: But what's the drug he's receiving? "shots" could mean tap water. ...Read more
How does the age of male who is 53 and the female 27 affects reproduction. Dies it have any negative effect in the offspring?
Will my 1 month old baby's spine be affected by sleeping on a contoured pillow? He sleeps on this while he is next to us in the living room. Thanks!
Sleep environment: His spine is not going to be harmed but I am concerned about a 1 month old sleeping on a pillow for other reasons. All infants should sleep on their side or back on a firm surface without pillows or on couches etc to minimize the risk of sids (sudden infant death syndrome). I review every infant death in our county and unfortunately sleep environment is the biggest risk. ...Read more
If a girl gets HRT to become male and removes her reproductive system does her life expectancy go down to that of a male's? Or is it lower than that?
Will having deformed sperm on a guy's sperm analysis increase the chances of a deformity in his future baby?
No: Deformed sperm typically result in an "all or none" phenomenon. That is, a woman may not get pregnant or, if she does conceive, the pregnancy may fail. Deformed sperm will not generally result in a deformed baby. Having said that, it's not normal to have a high percentage of abnormal sperm, so the man should undergo further investigation to optimize the odds of pregnancy success. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will melatonin affect fertility? And etc? Well, i took one 3mg melatonin for the very first time one night because i had trouble sleeping and i needed rest. (it didn't help me at all. Uncomfortable all night. Couldn't sleep..Etc) well, i'm hearing good an
On Klonopin 0.5 mg for one year and Trodazone 50 mg for sleep which I recently started. Will these affect sperm counts or fertility? 30 male here
I smoke weed to help with anxiety and insomnia for over 6 years. I want to quit but not get addicted to sleeping pills. How does it affect fertility?
Probably not good: Unlike cigarette smoking, there is little scientific evidence about the effects on female fertility. In men it lowers testosterone and does reduce sperm quality. We don't know if a women smoking weed also affects sperm in her body. It may affect female hormones and ovulation. Our bodies make cannabis-like chemicals (endocannabinoids) and we are finding out what they do for fertility. Best to quit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fertility for Men: Yes. It depends on the cause of the infertility. If it is due to an infection or venous congestion, these have no proven value. However, certain drugs such as clomid, (clomiphene) can increase free testosterone and thereby increase sperm production. Nutrition centers sell numerous "blends" that purport to do the same thing - i would be very cautious about trying any of these without a doctor's consultation. ...Read more
Blood pressure meds: One of the most common types of blood pressure medications in use today are calcium channel blockers - amlodipine, verapamil, Nifedipine are just some examples. Many doctors who prescribe this medication are not aware that they can cause a reversible male infertility. Sperm heads contain many calcium channels that help them to fertilize the egg. These drugs can block fertilization. ...Read more
Male fertility: A healthy diet and a healthy weight go a long way for male fertility. Limiting or avoiding alcohol and tobacco products also helps. Use of vitamin c (500mg), vitamin e (400 iu), and l-carnitine (1gm) all twice daily can also help. Co-q supplements and use of preseed lubricant has also been shown to possibly help. Lastly, stay away from testosterone supplements. ...Read more
See urologist : Management of "male infertility" depends on the nature and etiology of male infertility. For example, mildly decreased sperm count or severe (no sperm). There are several causes for having a low sperm count. Best to seek a urological evaluation to possibly determine the cause of an abnormal semen analysis. The etiology will determine the best option to correct the problem, if possible. ...Read more
Male fertility: This trend has been described but is probably over-dramatized in the media (no surprise there?) some estimates are that male fertility (which is not strictly defined) is dropping by around 2% per year. Proposed reasons are stress, unhealthy lifestyles, and chemical exposures in the environment. ...Read more
No: Hi. Please define hypoglycemia; is he a diabetic on insulin? If we are dealing with true hypoglycemia, there is no direct cause-and-effect relationship between hypoglycemia and infertility. Other reasons for his infertility need to be sought. There are conditions that could be the underlying cause of both, such as panhypopituitarism (very rare). Have you seen a fertility clinic as a couple? ...Read more
No reason for ....: Nutritional supplement of such has no reason to suppress egg production or hormonal change. But, for more detailing, please ask your Doc and work with her/him. Best wish... ...Read more
About equal: In a reproductive clinic it is most common to find contributory factors on both the male and female side of the subfertility problem. Testing is more exhaustive for women and most initial therapy includes treating the woman in some way. Ivf/icsi, for example is used to treat severe male factor, even if the woman is "normal", and that therapy involves extensive manipulation of the woman's system. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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