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Can hyperthyroidism medication effect male fertility?

Can hyperthyroidism medication effect male fertility?

Yes: Any instability in the thyroid (hypo-, hyper-) can alter reproductive hormone balance. However, once the thyroid disease is stabilized for 3-6 mos or more, there should be no effect on male fertility. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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Increase male fertility?

Increase male fertility?

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

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How is male fertility tested?

How is male fertility tested?

Semen Analysis: Best test is a semen analysis. Avoid ejaculation for a few days before the test so it is an accurate reflection of the sperm count. ...Read more

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How is male fertility measured?

How is male fertility measured?

Semen analysis: Semen is the fluid associated with the ejaculate. Semen contains sperm. Sperm can be counted and the quality assessed. These are the primary way to objectively assess fertility in a male. Other factors are important: chromosomes, presence / absence of certain sugars in the ejaculate, presence /absence of infection in the ejaculate; retrograde flow of sperm to the bladder can be a culprit. ...Read more

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What are the tests for male fertility?

What are the tests for male fertility?

Semen Eval & bloods: The basic test is the semen analysis which is typically collected by masturbation into a sterile cup. This is best done in a specialized reproductive lab, as commercially done analyses are often not very reliable. Hormonal evaluation of testicular and pituitary hormones is also done, and in many cases a special physical examination to evaluate the testicles and scrotal sac (for varicose veins). ...Read more

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What are factors that affect male fertility?

Lots of things: Stay healthy. All things in moderation. Avoid stress. Read about the things that affect male fertility in detail at: http://theturekclinic.Com/services/male-fertility/male-infertility-evaluation/. ...Read more

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My son needs clomiphene a male fertility drug--how does it work?

My son needs clomiphene a male fertility drug--how does it work?

Needs MD consult: Your son needs to speak with his physician for clarification. ...Read more

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Fertility: does drinking alcohol in moderation affect male fertility?

Fertility: does drinking alcohol in moderation affect male fertility?

Probably, yes: The real issue is in defining "alcohol use in moderation". For many this means daily alcohol intake of 1-4 alcoholic beverages, which is significant. Alcohol use can effect male hormone metabolism which in turn can effect hormone production. Some data suggest a lower take-home baby rate with ingestion of >4 drinks per week. ...Read more

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Does vaporized marijuana have the same male fertility affects as smoking it?

Does vaporized marijuana have the same male fertility affects as smoking it?

Yes: Male fertility is affected by thc the psychoactive component of the marijuana. The smoke of marijuana causes lung damage. Thc is felt to affect sperm in several ways including that the sperm swim too fast and "burn out" before reaching the egg, the head of the sperm has abnormal changes, the sperm count is lower. The effect on fertility is due to the thc. ...Read more

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Can substance abuse problems affect male fertility? 25yr)using 8yrs.Help please

Can substance abuse problems affect male fertility? 25yr)using 8yrs.Help please

See a drug counselor: It depends on what kind of substances you have used. Marijuana has been linked to decreased libido, impaired ejaculation, low sperm count and abnormal sperm mobility in males. You should discuss your history with a drug and alcohol counselor. Consider enrolling in an inpatient or outpatient program for best results. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Male Fertility (Definition)

Male fertility is a field of study in which a person looks at the causes of infertility that men have, plus the treatments of such problems. Men can have low testosterone, poor sperm production, abnormal ducts/tubes that carry sperm, erection problems, ejaculation (climax) difficulties, etc... Doctors who specialize in male fertility ...Read more


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more