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Doctor insights on: Infertility In Men And Sperm Abnormalities

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more


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In sex, can girls consuming sperm cause any problems?

In sex, can girls consuming sperm cause any problems?

Not necessarily: By itself, its just another food source. If contaminated by an std the girl can develop a throat infection from the germ. ...Read more

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Can mono cause infertility in men or women?

Can mono cause infertility in men or women?

Yes: Monomucleosis, like any medical stress, can cause infertility in men and women. The effects are generally short-term and reversible. ...Read more

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Does masturbation in teenage cause less sperm count?

Does masturbation in teenage cause less sperm count?

Should not: It should not. There could be a lower number of sperm with excessive masturbation, but i would not expect a lower sperm count due to masturbation. ...Read more

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Are half the sperm are "male" sperm and half the sperm are "female" sperm, right?

Are half the sperm are "male" sperm and half the sperm are "female" sperm, right?

Yes,...: Sex chromosones are X & Y (or XY) in males and X & X (or XX) in females. Germ cell carries only a single sex chromosome not a pair; hence, your statement is correct. ...Read more

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How do varicoceles affect male infertility? Is the sperm count decreased?

How do varicoceles affect male infertility? Is the sperm count decreased?

Hot Rocks!?: Many people believe that the varicocele increases the heat in the scrotum. The heat may be the cause of sperm damage. Not every varicocele causes a decrease in semen quality. Sperm motility is often most affected. Surgery or embolization can be helpful but often it is unclear if needed. Always check partner too. I like sperm function tests like acrosome reaction to help decide on treatment. ...Read more

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Is prolactin level in men can affect sperms count..?

Is prolactin level in men can affect sperms count..?

Yes prolactin can: Significantly elevated levels of prolactin can suppress pituitary gonadotroponins LH and FSH, and subsequently decrease testosterone levels and depress spermatogenesis. ...Read more

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Does thyroid problem in women and men cause impotence?

Does thyroid problem in women and men cause impotence?

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

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Can frequent ejaculation of sperm have a negative effect on the male reproductive system?

Can frequent ejaculation of sperm have a negative effect on the male reproductive system?

No: There is no damage. If you do it more often, than your body can take it, it will become unpleasant and/or you will lose interest for a while. ...Read more

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What are the other infertility tests for men besides semen analysis? My semen analysis results were normal.

What are the other infertility tests for men besides semen analysis?  My semen analysis results were normal.

Repeat: There is a lot of variability between labs in terms of semen analysis. A lab that specializes in fertility testing will do a more thorough and accurate assessment of the sperm. The most important thing is that you and your partner see a fertility specialist - a reproductive endocrinologist who can assess all factors and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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What percentage of men with bilateral undescended testes end up with normal fertility?

What percentage of men with bilateral undescended testes end up with normal fertility?

Less than 30%: Percentage depends upon original position of undescended testes when corrected, i.e. Intra-abdominal udts are associated with more infertility than low inguinal udts. Associated abnormality such as poor attachment of epididymis has a worse prognosis. Age at correction is very significant, the younger the better. Both testes undescended beyond puberty can never be associated with normal fertility. ...Read more

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Can respiradone affect sperm or sperm count permanently? Also male breast tissue?

Can respiradone affect sperm or sperm count permanently?  Also male breast tissue?

Yes: Risperidone can cause gynecomastia - benign enlargement of breast tissue in men, but is not associated with sperm count issues. ...Read more

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Can prostatitis cause infertility in males?

Prostatitis: Whiles acute prostatitis may cause white blood cells to appear in the semen analysis, it rarely is a significant contributor to male infertility. ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


Sperm (Definition)

This sperm is a reproductive cell from the male that either carries a x or an y chromosome that will fertilize the egg cell from the female in order ...Read more