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My mother had two miscarriages before she was able to get pregnant. My wife and I have been trying for 1.5 years to get pregnant. I'm a 34 year old male. Is infertility hereditary from my mom?

My mother had two miscarriages before she was able to get pregnant.  My wife and I have been trying for 1.5 years to get pregnant.  I'm a 34 year old male.  Is infertility hereditary from my mom?

Need more info: The fact that your mother had two miscarriages might indicate that she had some type of genetic abnormality that was passed on to those embryos, but she was able to carry other pregnancies to term. That is reassuring. Most couples (95%) will be pregnant after no protection for 1.5 years. It may be time to begin a fertility work-up. ...Read more

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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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What is male infertility?

What is male infertility?

Defective Sperm: Either the sperm produced are ineffective, not fully mature, have poor mobility or there are no sperm due to injury or development. Even a low number of sperm makes it hard to get pregnant. ...Read more

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What could cause male infertility?

Many things: Low sperm count , low testosterone , varicoceles, drugs, medications , genetics bottom line: get checked out. ...Read more

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What is meant by male infertility ?

What is meant by male infertility ?

Abnormal sperm: Male infertility implies that the infertility is due to the male partner--ie abnormal sperm (low count, low morphology, poor motility) , no sperm, chromosomal abnormality etc. ...Read more

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Is male infertility a common problem?

Yes: It is estimated that of all couples who experience infertility, 40% are male factor problems, and in another 20% there are problems with both partners. It's not as dire as it may sound though: male 'infertility' doesn't usually mean the couple can't have a child, just that they may need some help. ...Read more

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What causes male infertility if young?

What causes male infertility if young?

Many causes: Male infertility has many causes and accounts for 40-50% of infertility. If you have infertility then male factors require early diagnosis. The semen analysis is only a small part of the evaluation. See a specialist soon to avoid unnecessary delays. Men benefit from an examination too. Infertility is a couples problem so always consider the partner in the context of treatment. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Male infertility tests procedures, costs?

Male infertility tests procedures, costs?

Semen analysis: All male fertility evaluation starts with a semen analysis, and usually ends there. Men needing further evaluation may include consultation with a urologist, scrotal ultrasound, testicular biopsy, and the list goes on. For costs you need to inquire locally because they vary; in our area semen analysis is usually in the $100-$200 range. ...Read more

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Are there any symptoms of male infertility?

Are there any symptoms of male infertility?

No: There are no reliable symptoms of infertility in a male at any age; the only valid way to identify/diagnosis male factor is with a semen analysis. Performance difficulties such as ed or premature ejaculation are important, but are classified separately. ...Read more

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Are there any signs or symptoms of male infertility?

Are there any signs or symptoms of male infertility?

None: There are no reliable symptoms of infertility in a male at any age; the only valid way to identify/diagnosis male factor is with a semen analysis. Performance difficulties such as ed or premature ejaculation are important, but are classified separately. ...Read more

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What tablets should be taken to cure male infertility?

What tablets should be taken to cure male infertility?

Reframe question: Only a small number of men benefit from medication to improve fertility. If the man does not have reproductive hormones, then replacement (injections) can allow him to produce sperm. Some men who take steroids have few or no sperm - stop hormones and sperm return. Usually poor quality sperm do not benefit from tablets. See a specialist for more details. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes male infertility if they already had a child?

What causes male infertility if they already had a child?

Many things...: Sperm is produced new in the testicles about every 10 weeks. Over time, things can change. Age can affect sperm over time, as can something called a varicocele. Reproductive toxins in our food, water, air, and workplace can also cause sperm to deteriorate over time. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: male infertility?

What is the definition or description of: male infertility?

1 year, sperm: Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after one year. Male infertility is when the infertility is determined to be caused by problems with the male partner. ...Read more

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Do laptops cause male infertility?

Do laptops cause male infertility?

Possibly : Laptops when used excessively on the lap and over the scrotum can lead to increased heat and electromagnetic frequency radiation around the scrotum and testes. Also, wifi devices could have an effect see this link for an article on the topic of electronic/mobile devices and male fertility. http://www.healthymerlin.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/the-daily-reception-vs.-conception.pdf. ...Read more

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Does orchitis result to male infertility?

Does orchitis result to male infertility?

Not usually: Although it is possible. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/orchitis/basics/complications/con-20032815

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Do varicoceles ever cause male infertility?

Do varicoceles ever cause male infertility?

Maybe.: There are many theories why varicocele may cause reduction in count, motility and normal shaped sperm. Although surgical repair of varcocele may improve sperm parameters there is no evidence that it increase the chance of pregnancy in female partners. The decision to repair varicocele to enhance fertility in men is not supported by strong scientific evidence. ...Read more

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Is male infertility permant when on diaylsis for a year?

Semen analysis: Infertility means that you have been trying for a year without success, and male infertility is when that is due to the male partner. Most infertility is not permanent and can be treated. The first step is to have your semen tested to see if there is any issue. Not everyone on dialysis has infertility. ...Read more

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May we skip male infertility tests if my husband objects?

May we skip male infertility tests if my husband objects?

Yes. Not a good idea: We can't make your husband do a test he doesn't want to but it's a bad idea to 'skip' testing for him. In couples who aren't getting pregnant after trying for a year or longer, almost half the time there is a sperm issue (40-50%). It could be the only problem or occur along with problems on the woman's side. A semen analysis is a good test to do early on. Most clinics can let him collect at home. ...Read more

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How can proficient 5000 injection helps incase of male infertility?

How can proficient 5000 injection helps incase of male infertility?

It's complicated.: There is significant evidence that sublingual or IM injections of hCG effectively enhance *testicular descent* into scrotum in *children <6yo.* It is not first line treatment, when compared to surgical intervention. Cryptorchidism, or undescended testes, reduces fertility in men, both because of temperature & associated hormonal abnormalities. There is little to no data on hCG usage in adult males ...Read more

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Dr. Victor Beshay
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Male Infertility (Definition)

Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after one year. Male infertility is when the infertility is determined to be caused by problems ...Read more