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Is Male Infertility Hereditary
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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