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Is it possible that a prostate infection killed all my sperm?

Is it possible that a prostate infection killed all my sperm?

No: A prostate infection is an infection in the prostate gland. Sperm are made in the testicles and would not be affected by a prostate infection. ...Read more

Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


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When an infection atrophies a testicle is it possible that the leydig cells can still be okay in that testicle? Read they were resistant to infection.

When an infection atrophies a testicle is it possible that the leydig cells can still be okay in that testicle? Read they were resistant to infection.

Yes: Usually the infection is mumps and in this case, it's edema and ultimately venous infarction. The leydig cells stick around or at least grow back; I've seen them at autopsy. That's why guys who lose both to torsion or mumps are still as potent and otherwise masculinized as before. Syphilitic gummas will destroy parenchyma itself. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a yeast infection in my prostate gland?

Is it possible to get a yeast infection in my prostate gland?

Rare: Yeast usually affects the skin or mucosal surfaces. However, in rare instances it can affect internal organs , particularly if one is immuno-compromised. ...Read more

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It is possible that a sex toy cause bacteria to appear in my urine?

It is possible that a sex toy cause bacteria to appear in my urine?

Possibly: Sex toys are best regarded as a potential source of germs and should be cleaned regularly with this in mind.Depending on where and how the toy is used you can traumatize the sensitive pee hole and introduce germs into that tube that can find their way to your bladder. It is prudent to empty your bladder after any play session to reduce that risk. ...Read more

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If one of my testicle atrophied from infection a decent amount, is it possible that the leydig cells are still left in it and only the sertoli died?

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If one of my testicle atrophied from infection a decent amount, is it possible that the leydig cells are still left in it and only the sertoli died?

Possible ...: The destructive effect onto different cellular lines from inflammation (orchitis) may widely vary so the degree of resultant damage to different lines of cells will differ. But, as previously discussed, the bottom line is still the remaining function after inflammatory disaster of infection; to prove it, testicular biopsy is needed but probably not clinically necessary. ...Read more

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If my left testicle atrophied from infection a decent amount, is it possible that the leydig cells are still left in it and only the sertoli died?

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Here are some ...: The pattern of tissue changes after bacterial orchitis may widely vary among individual and reflecting bacterial virulence and host immune defense ability. So, if testicular function is clinically affected and led to a need for treatability, testicular biopsy is required for certain men; then the degree and proportion of damage to various lines of cells will be revealed so to correlate with ... ...Read more

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It is known that HIV spreads from genital fluids. So why no test is done taking semen as a subject. HIV is definitely present in the semen.

It is known that HIV spreads from genital fluids. So why no test is done taking semen as a subject. HIV is definitely present in the semen.

Blood easier: Most of the tests are based on detecting antibodies to HIV, not HIV per se. Antibodies are present in blood and blood is easier to collect than semen. Finally women can not provide semen. ...Read more

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Father has prostate cancer on outside of prostate. Is it serious to have that. Did test Cancer was not in blader. What's best treatmnt is it curable?

Father has prostate cancer on outside of prostate.  Is it serious to have that.  Did test Cancer was not in blader. What's best treatmnt is it curable?

It depends: on how far outside of the prostate the cancer has spread. Some prostate cancers are slow growing. There are many treatment options that include radiation, chemotherapy and or surgery ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a lot of sperm get clumped it in the cervix while pregnant?

Is it possible to have a lot of sperm get clumped it in the cervix while pregnant?

Cervix and Pregnancy: The cervix creates a mucous plug when one is pregnant and there is very little that can get through this mucous including semen. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get the chlamydia bacteria not from a sex partner but something else?

Is it possible to get the chlamydia bacteria not from a sex partner but something else?

Nope: Genital chlamydial infection is only acquired by sex with an infected partner. The apparent exceptions are explained by things like distant past infection that has recurred; a partner with a false negative test; and so on. ...Read more

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Is it true that if you pee before having sex, it kills whatever sperm there is in your penis?

Is it true that if you pee before having sex, it kills whatever sperm there is in your penis?

Give it a break: Of course not there are at least 26 million sperm in an ejaculate and urination can not touch that so be careful ...Read more

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After a man has a vasectomy, is it possible that he may still have children if the docs went in & extracted his sperm from the inside?

After a man has a vasectomy, is it possible that he may still have children if the docs went in & extracted his sperm from the inside?

Yes: Techniques such as percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration can be performed following vasectomy to retrieve sperm for in vitro fertilization in most cases. It is very expensive and does not always work. Is also sometimes possible to reverse the vasa ectomy. This also is very expensive and none of this is covered by insurance. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...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