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Hypothyroidism And Low Sperm Count
Can it be the sperm that causes misscariage ?..I had two and i don't know why everything is ok except hypothyroid and i take the right eltroxin dose ?
The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more
How is sperm affected by a male with hypothyroidism? How long after being diagnosed does it make pregnancy difficult?
Not directly: No direct cause and effect relation.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Clearer: The presence of sperm gives semen its characteristic milky white color. In men who had vasectomy, their semen appears clear. Thus, the lower the sperm count, the clearer the semen would appear. A complete semen analysis will yield a more accurate answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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