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Condoms (Definition)

These are mostly closed end tubes of latex and occasionally other materials to cover the penis during intercourse and prevent pregnancy and disease transmission. A wise person uses them when the history of their partner is unknown. There are some available for women's use ...Read more


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Can spermicidal condoms cause long-term infertility?

Can spermicidal condoms cause long-term infertility?

No. Not at all.: Condoms/spermicidal agents (nonoxynal-9) have never been associated with either male or female infertility. The substance is safe, and effective. ...Read more

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Does condoms cause ovarian cancer and infertility.?

Does condoms cause ovarian cancer and infertility.?

Absolutely not!: Consider the source when obtaining medical information. Attorneys.. commercials tv radio church. And other non-medically reviewed sources are usually fantasy or worse. Damaging. Go to national Institute of health, cdc, American College ob. Gyn. These are places to get reliable information. ...Read more

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Is it effective to use condom in sex to prevent pregnancy? And do sex on infertility dates following the calendar method?

Is it effective to use condom in sex to prevent pregnancy? And do sex on infertility dates following the calendar method?

Usually/maybe: Used appropriately (proper size, application before any intercourse) a condom is relatively good at preventing pregnancy. Using a calendar to predict fertility is a good way to improve chances of getting pregnant, but not so good to avoid it. During training we called it Vatican Roulette, because its just another game of chance, and you can lose big. ...Read more

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My period has always been 2-5mo late annually. Normal otherwise. Sexually active don't use BC/condoms and never gotten pregnant. Am I likely infertile

My period has always been 2-5mo late annually. Normal otherwise. Sexually active don't use BC/condoms and never gotten pregnant. Am I likely infertile

Can't tell: You need to be challenged, by stopping all birth control methods, try to conceive for at least a year in a stable relationship and regular intercourse, before deciding to investigate your ferlity status. Hormonal and ovulation studies, besides other studies as Ultrasound can be performed any time, but you still need to try to conceive, good luck ...Read more

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I am getting married in 2 weeks. We are both virgins and don't want kids right away. Will using condoms pose risk for infertility later on?

I am getting married in 2 weeks. We are both virgins and don't want kids right away. Will using condoms pose risk for infertility later on?

No risks to condoms: The only risks to condoms are a higher failure rate than with other methods of birth control (due to difficulty in using them correctly), and problems with those with latex sensitivities. No risks of infertility for either partner. ...Read more

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What are the safe days to have sex in a women's cycle? A condom would be wore but I'd like to know infertile dates. Plus I take diane

What are the safe days to have sex in a women's cycle? A condom would be wore but I'd like to know infertile dates. Plus I take diane

Sexual intercourse.: Theoritically 1st week of a new cycle is considered infertile period but it is a bad idea to have unprotected sex. You could sill get pregnant depending on the viability of sperm which can remain alive for up to 72 hrs. It is always advised to use some form of protection to avoid unwanted pregnancy. ...Read more

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Almost 18. Always unprotected sex, I know what could happen. No condoms since 15 now almost 18 (same boyfriend)Infertile? What can doc do?

Almost 18. Always unprotected sex, I know what could happen. No condoms since 15 now almost 18 (same boyfriend)Infertile? What can doc do?

Infertility: May not be an issue - were you having sex when most fertile? (near time of ovulation) At age 17, having a baby may not be the best choice for you. If when making a concerted effort to become pregnant over a year - you are not successful, could consider fertility work up. ...Read more

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I have a partner for almost 3yrs now. We have not been using a condom for a while now n we do that the1st 7 days after her periods. Is it infertilty?

I have a partner for almost 3yrs now. We have not been using a condom for a while now n we do that the1st 7 days after her periods. Is it infertilty?

Most unlikley: If you and your partner are healthy and she has normal ovulatory cycles and normal tubes and uterus...there is no reason to assume "it is infertility".
"Doing that the 1st 7 days after her periods" may still miss her fertile time of the month which is usually a few days before and about 36 hours after ovulation. If planning a pregnancy, you need to track her ovulation day, and "do that" then. ...Read more

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I am a 30-year-old man. I have been taking on Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg for 22 days. Could I use it forever? Does it cause male infertility? Low sperm?

I am a 30-year-old man. I have been taking on Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg for 22 days. Could I use it forever? Does it cause male infertility? Low sperm?

Your doctor to guide: Anytime you receive a medication from your doctor, you are expected to ask questions about the medication. Did you not have any such conversation?
Anyway Lexapro (escitalopram) is a fairly safe medicine, it will not affect your sperms or fertility. So it can be taken for the long term if needed although most doctors try to stop your antidepressant after the depression has resolved, but some patients need it for ...Read more

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Can Tend Skin Solution for ingrown hairs and razor bumps be used on men pubic area? Does long-term use of it cause infertility or erectile dysfunction?

Can Tend Skin Solution for ingrown hairs and razor bumps be used on men pubic area? Does long-term use of it cause infertility or erectile dysfunction?

Can be used: Can be used anywhere you shave. It can cause some burning sensation on sensitive skin. It contains an aspirin like product to help with irritation from shaving. Should not effect fertility or erectile function ...Read more

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What could cause male infertility?

What could cause male infertility?

Many things: Low sperm count, low testosterone, varicoceles, drugs, medications, genetics bottom line: get checked out. ...Read more

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What causes male infertility if young?

What causes male infertility if young?

Many causes: Male infertility has many causes and accounts for 40-50% of infertility. If you have infertility then male factors require early diagnosis. The semen analysis is only a small part of the evaluation. See a specialist soon to avoid unnecessary delays. Men benefit from an examination too. Infertility is a couples problem so always consider the partner in the context of treatment. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Do laptops cause male infertility?

Do laptops cause male infertility?

Possibly: Laptops when used excessively on the lap and over the scrotum can lead to increased heat and electromagnetic frequency radiation around the scrotum and testes. Also, wifi devices could have an effect

see this link for an article on the topic of electronic/mobile devices and male fertility.

http://www. Healthymerlin. Com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/the-daily-reception-vs.-conception. Pdf. ...Read more

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Can HIV cause men to be infertile?

Can HIV cause men to be infertile?

Maybe, other concerns: While there is some evidence that HIV may affect fertility, it is far from clear that it does. People who get HIV are also more likely to have stis such as gonorrhea and chlamydia that definately do, and HIV drugs can be an issue. The real concern is the risk of transmitting HIV to ones partner and there are assisted reproductive technologies that may reduce that risk. ...Read more

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Can masturbation cause infertility in men?

Can masturbation cause infertility in men?

No: I'm sorry somebody told you this. It's a claim made by people who want to frighten you for their own dark purposes. If a man ejaculates frequently, his sperm count will be lower because there's less absorption of fluid between events. Enjoying your body keeps you comfortable, lets you focus on other things, and teaches you about your mind & body in preparation for adult life. Think for yourself. ...Read more

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Do varicoceles ever cause male infertility?

Do varicoceles ever cause male infertility?

Maybe.: There are many theories why varicocele may cause reduction in count, motility and normal shaped sperm. Although surgical repair of varcocele may improve sperm parameters there is no evidence that it increase the chance of pregnancy in female partners. The decision to repair varicocele to enhance fertility in men is not supported by strong scientific evidence. ...Read more

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Does masturbation cause infertility for men?

Does masturbation cause infertility for men?

No: I guess if you are masturbating 5-6 times a day it could significantly decrease your sperm count and affect your ability to get your partner pregnant. ...Read more

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Does the chickenpox cause infertility in men?

Does the chickenpox cause infertility in men?

Unlikely: There are rare reports of an orchitis, or inflammationof the testis, during varicella. However, the literature does not report this as a documented cause of infertility. It is possible, but exceedingly rare. ...Read more

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Does levothyrox cause infertility-sterility for males or is it the opposite?

Thyroid, infertility: The use of levothyroxine for hypothyroidism should have no effect on fertility. Your med list includes testosterone. That can cause sterility. You need a functioning pituitary making lh and fsh to make sperm, and testosterone supresses the pituitary. You should perhaps see an endocrinologist to get this sorted out. ...Read more

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If my girlfriend has hpv, is it sure that I have it cause I did not use condoms?

If my girlfriend has hpv, is it sure that I have it cause I did not use condoms?

NO: Get check out though. Hpv is a virus that lives in the skin. The more worrisoem problem is the possibility of other STDs (chlamydia, HIV etc). Get checked out and wear "raincoats". ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more


Men (Definition)

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