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Fertyl M For Low Sperm Count
Is it normal to masturbate twice a day? Could this caused me low sperm count in the future? I've been doing this since 15yrs old. Now I'm 25.
Masturbation: As long as you're healthy, you should be ok ...Read more
My husband has low sperm count of 4 million. His viscosity is vicious. While morphology is 25%.How to bring is count to normal? Plz help as I m hopless.
First, both of you should be evaluated for infertility if you have been trying for over 1y to conceive a child.
Second, he needs to be examined for varicocele and also have another semen analysis. There are multiple treatment avenues, but first he needs to see a urologist. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Including low testosterone, smoking, illegal drug use such as anabolic steroids, XS alcohol consumption, previous mumps, blocked vas deferens or ejaculatory duct, previous gonorrhea or chlamydia infections, retrograde ejulation, undescended testes now or bilateral undescended testes as a child, prolonged heat as in sitting in hot tub for a long periods and obesity. ...Read more
See new studies: It may have an impact. Here are some articles about studies on the subject. Http://www. Dailymail. Co.uk/health/article-188394/cannabis-link-male-fertility. Html: http://news. Bbc. Co.Uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/ 3586115.Stm. ...Read more
Many factors: A low sperm count can result from hormonal abnormalities resulting in decreased sperm production, anatomic abnormalities such as blocked ejaculatory ducts or strictures in the urethra which can physically reduce semen volume, surgeries/medications that can result in retrograde ejaculation thus decreasing semen volume, and primary testicular failure. See a urologist to help define the problems. ...Read more
Hi temperature: In most cases the cause of low sperm count is unknown. However, conditions that elevate groin temperature (varicocele, hot tub, placing portable computers on thighs) are the culprits. Taking testosterone for low libido can quickly shut down sperm production. Other causes include stress, high prolactin, and chromosome abnormalities and y deletion mutation (if concentration of <5 million/ml). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Optimize health: Like most health related questions, fertility is linked to health in general. Avoid hot tubs, tight pants and long bike rides. Male anatomy is on the outside for a reason. A cooler temperature is optimal for sperm production. In the words of Michael Pollan, "eat food, not too much, mostly vegetables." That means you eat nutrients and avoid dyes and artificial processing that may affect fertility. ...Read more
Many causes: Stress and high scrotal temperature (by varicoceles) can decrease sperm count. Testosterone supplements taken for low libido can quickly suppress sperm production to zero. Rarely, y deletion mutation can be a factor. In many cases, the cause is unknown. Male fertility supplements do not help if sperm concentration is 10 million/ml or lower so please do not waste time using them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TESTOSTERONE not ok: Many men with low sperm counts are found to have low testosterone. While there are many advantages to recommending testosterone replacement sperm count and fertility are not one of them. In fact, testosterone replacement will suppress FSH levels and over time sperm production may cease entirely. If you desire fertility, please seek out a urologist trained in fertility medicine or an rei md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Correctable cause?: If seen on two tests, you should be evaluated for a cause. A physical exam along with testing for endocrine abnormalities is necessary. The most common finding would be a varicocele (15%), which can be corrected and may return normal numbers of sperm. Heat exposure (fever, hot baths) can also cause this. For hormonal problems, stimulation of sperm production with medicines might work. ...Read more
Get a Semen Analysis: Semen analysis is best done through a fertility clinic or urology office rather than a general medical testing lab. Home sperm tests are not very useful, and you can't tell by looking at your semen. If you're not trying to conceive assume you're fertile; if you and your partner are trying to conceive you should both see a fertility specialist (rei) for testing and individualized treatment. ...Read more
See urologist: There are several causes for having a low sperm count (hormonal problem, testicular failure, pituitary tumor, varicocele, medication, genetic, unexplained, etc.). Best to seek a urological evaluation to possibly determine the cause of a low sperm count. The etiology will determine the best option to correct the problem, if possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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