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Gynecomastia And Infertility
Gynecomastia is enlargement of the breast tissue in male patients. A common reason for it is during the puberty. Other causes are secondary to hormonal imbalnce, liver function abnormality, side effect of certain medications or other drugs, excess alcohol consumption and sometimes unknown causes. It would be best to see a breast care provider to work up its causes and ...Read more
Yes to both: Thyroid dysfunction --- either too much thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism) --- can disrupt the male or female reproductive system by causing changes in sex hormones as well as prolactin. Alterations in sex hormones (testosterone in men, and estrogen in women) and prolactin, can in turn, lead to sexual dysfunction, including abnormal periods, and sexual dysfunction. ...Read more
Can losing a testicle after puberty cause gyno (gynecomastia) in males after a long period of time?(low testerone, man boobs?)
Can POCS causes both high androgen and estrogen levels if not overweight? Can eating pyhytoestrogens increase breast cancer in women with POCS?
PCOS: PCOS can increase androgens in patients regardless of their weight. The effects on Estrogen are less clear as these levels fluctuate and typically would not be tested in PCOS. The LH and FSH levels are checked but not Estrogen. The effects of Phytoestrogens such as soy on the risk of breast cancer are debatable. There is not specific recommendation for PCOS patients to avoid them ...Read more
Unlikely: Though epididymitis 'could' result in scarring and blockage of the sperm passageway (and infertility) in the affected testicle, if there is a normal testicle on the other, unaffected side, that testicle will be able to produce enough sperm to maintain fertility in most instances. ...Read more
Decreases fertility: Testosterone can decrease fertility by telling the brain to no longer produce testosterone. The testicles will shrink (atrophy) when replacement testosterone. There are only a few number of conditions which require treatment for low testosterone. Your doctor will ask you specific questions like medications (especially opiates), history of brain tumors, history of testicular disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: For certain, no. No worries.Get a more detailed answer ›
Will Depo testosterone be good for male to eunuch dysphoric patients as it shuts down sperm production or should I stick with anti androgens and estrogens?
Clarify please: Are you wanting to shut down your sperm production/male hormones, or do you have male hormone problem/deficiency and want to normalise your testosterone and male characteristics? May be worth a consult with an endocrinologist licensed in your area to sort it out to sort it out. Alternatively if you could resend the question clarifying this we will attempt to answer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: This particular tall-tale results from the fact that men who keep several days' worth of semen on board reabsorb some fluid and concentrate sperms, producing a higher count. If enjoying your body like almost every other guys does caused infertility, it would be end of the human race. Stop listening to whoever tried to frighten you with this foolish claim. ...Read more
Gynecomastia, or enlargement of the male breast gland, can be due to hormone, imabalances, medications, age, or genetics. It is a medically treatable condition - see a board-certified plastic surgeon for the different options. These can include liposuction, direct excision of the glandular tissue, and even excision of ...Read more