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Doctor insights on: How Does Hiv Affect The Reproductive System

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Dr. Chirag Vasa Dr. Vasa
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
23 years in practice
University of Pune, B. J. Medical College
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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How does gonorrhea affect the reproductive system?

How does gonorrhea affect the reproductive system?

Invasion: Gc passes from one to another via intimate contact. If this involves the genitals, it invades the male urine tube and can be found in the sperm producing gland and structures. Pain on voiding is common as is discharge. In females, it can invade the outside glands, the lining of the cervix, uterus and fallopian tube (abdominal pain).It can invade the blood in either sex & reduce fertility in both.

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Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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As a young woman taking depakote, are there any advisories you would have toward my health? I've read that it can affect the reproductive system.

As a young woman taking depakote, are there any advisories you would have toward my health? I've read that it can affect the reproductive system.

Several risk factors: The medicine can promote ovarian cysts, imbalance female hormones, and affect metabolism of carnitine. If you were to become pregnant, definite chance of baby having spina bifida, and also mental retardation. More common side effects include weight gain, hair loss, tremors. Would suggest meeting with your doctor and discussing this thoroughly.

Dr. Stanley Schwartz Dr. Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
48 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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How does gestational diabetes affect the reproductive system?

How does gestational diabetes affect the reproductive system?

Doesn't: It basically increases risk [adverse outcomes] to mom, fetus, newborn if not treated aggressively.

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Dr. Michael Samach Dr. Samach
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
46 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Can ulcerative colitis affect the reproductive system for women trying to conceive?

Can ulcerative colitis affect the reproductive system for women trying to conceive?

Generally not: Unless there has been surgery or the disease is very active, conception is pretty much normal.

Dr. Rifat Naghmi Dr. Naghmi
Internal Medicine
42 years in practice
Bhopal University, Gandhi Medical College
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Dr. Victor Bonuel Dr. Bonuel
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Far Eastern University, Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
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What happens inside reproductive system after 12dpo?

What happens inside reproductive system after 12dpo?

Check out this link: God bless u! http://www. M.Webmd. Com/women/birth-control-depo-provera.

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale Dr. Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
69 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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What are the organs of the female reproductive system?

What are the organs of the female reproductive system?

See below: Uterus, ovaries, oviduct vagina and, please do not ignore it, the brain! Breasts enlarge to produce milk for the product. I say the brain because it is often true that the more a child is wanted, the harder it is to get pregnant.

Dr. Gregg Nishi Dr. Nishi
Bariatrics
18 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Can diet pills affect your reproductive system?

Can diet pills affect your reproductive system?

Diet pills: They can, but it is impossible to know what pill will hurt you. Diet pills and herbal supplements are not regulated by the fda and therefore basically anything can be sold as a diet/weight loss supplement. Given this, I would never recommend a diet pill or herbal supplement.

Dr. Jesse Mills Dr. Mills
Urology
16 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Which organs of the male reproductive system make semen?

Which organs of the male reproductive system make semen?

Prostate etc.: Semen comes from the prostate, seminal vesicles and sperm from the epididymis and testicles.

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper Dr. Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
47 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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What are the different hormones in the reproductive system?

What are the different hormones in the reproductive system?

Hormones: Please go online to Yahoo or something similar and look up "Hormone Images". You will learn a lot - take your time reviewing the information.

Dr. Albert Pizzo Dr. Pizzo
Family Medicine
56 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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I get repeated uti's, can this effect my reproductive system?

I get repeated uti's, can this effect my reproductive system?

Reproductive system: Probably not as long as you are treated properly and each infection is cured.

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Dr. Johnny Roy Dr. Roy
Urology
55 years in practice
University of Baghdad College of Medicine
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What are the accessory glands in the male reproductive system?

What are the accessory glands in the male reproductive system?

See remarks: There are several accessory glands 1) prostate & seminal vesicles :they provide a medium & reservoir for the sperm. The bulk of the ejaculate is the product of these 2 organs. (the sperm is a minute part of the ejaculate. 2) Littre glands : these glands below the prostate provide lubrication These are the basic accessory glands

Dr. Martin Morell Dr. Morell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
25 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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Dr. Mark Shukhman Dr. Shukhman
Addiction Medicine
27 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Does prolonged heat from a jacuzzis cause damage to the male reproductive system?

Does prolonged heat from a jacuzzis cause damage to the male reproductive system?

No: You might be not is likely to be able to conceive for a while, when there is no long term damage to the "mechanism", unless testicles are really "cooked", which is unlikely in jacuzzi.

Dr. John Geisler Dr. Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
23 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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How can repeatedly lifting heavy objects affect the health of the male reproductive system?

How can repeatedly lifting heavy objects affect the health of the male reproductive system?

No, as I know, but..: Lifting heavy objects should not affect male reproductive health unless one used steroid especially testosterone for body building or someone are born with some weak abdominal muscle which may lead to occurrence of inguinal hernia. Beyond these, it is unlikely to affect male reproductive organs from heavy lifting.

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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What parts of the male reproductive system and the female reproductive system does HVI effect?

What parts of the male reproductive system and the female reproductive system does HVI effect?

Does not affect any: HIV causes Immune deficiency and patients are more prone to infections which most people with normal immune system do not get HIV does not directly have ant effect on the male or female reproductive system but are more prone to infections of the reproductive system indirectly

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more