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Doctor insights on: Hyperthyroidism Can Effect Man Fertiliy

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Does hyperthyroid affects man fertility? I heard some people recover from hyperthyroid will be hypothyroid, and that affects man testosterone?

Does hyperthyroid affects man fertility? I heard some people recover from hyperthyroid will be hypothyroid, and that affects man testosterone?

Has some effects...: Dr. Stephan shaban has a detailed article at http://www.Ivf.Com/shaban.Html it says both hyper and hypothyroidism can alter sperm production. Hyperthyroidism affects both pituitary and testicular function through alterations in the amounts of releasing hormones from the pituitary (that influence testosterone production), and in increasing the conversion of androgens (male hormones) to estrogens. ...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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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

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Besides impeding ovulation, what other fertility issues can hypo and/or hyperthyroidism cause, if any?

Besides impeding ovulation, what other fertility issues can hypo and/or hyperthyroidism cause, if any?

Hypo/hyper: They can effect motility of the cilia for tubal transport of the egg and effect the endometrial stripe. Which may interfere with implantation and the luteal phase of a cycle therefore lower progesterone levels ...Read more

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Could hyperthyroidism be temporary? In a man?

Could hyperthyroidism be
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Yes, absolutely: Hi. Hyperthyroidism can be temporary in men and women. It's called a subacute or acute thyroiditis and is self-limited, usually followed by a self-limited period of hypothyroidism, and returning to normal over a total of a few months (other courses are also possible). Your numbers definitely could that, but could be other stuff too. See an endocrinologist; they know that stuff. Good luck! ...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


Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more