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Is male sterility reversible?

Is male sterility reversible?

Sometimes: Two broad categories: decrease or no sperm production or obstruction in the ducts that convey sperm from testes to outside. The treatment generally is: if there are sperm in the ejaculate they can be used for insemination or ivf with intracytoplasmic sperm injection into the egg. No medicine or surgery prove effective so far. ...Read more

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Are there any symptoms of sterility in men?

Are there any symptoms of sterility in men?

No: There are no reliable symptoms of infertility in a male at any age; the only 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 are the main signs of sterility for men?

What are the main signs of sterility for men?

Sperm testing: There's no way to know if a man is sterile without a semen analysis. ...Read more

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How can men combat sterility?

How can men combat sterility?

See a REI specialist: See a reproductive endocrinologist if you and your partner are trying to conceive, who may also refer you to a urologist. Tests for men with low sperm count include hormone testing: total testosterone, estradiol, lh, fsh, tsh, prolactin. Some need genetic testing. If we find hormone issues some guys get better sperm counts with Anastrozole (off-label use) or clomid (clomiphene). Hcg & fsh shots are used rarely. ...Read more

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Can mumps cause sterility in men?

Can mumps cause sterility in men?

Possible: Although mumps can cause one or both testis to become inflamed in as many as 30% of teens or adults, sterility is rarely seen. Occasional reduction in size and or difference in size is seen after it resolves, they appear to recover in most cases. ...Read more

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What are the chances of male sterility if mumps are contracted in adulthood?

What are the chances of male sterility if mumps are contracted in adulthood?

Rare: Sterility is rare even in cases of bilateral orchitis. Affected testes may atrophy resulting in cosmetic imbalance, though. ...Read more

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Does ruptured appendicitis causes sterility in men?

Does ruptured appendicitis causes sterility in men?

Usually not: Whereas in women it can cause blockage of fallopian tubes with inflammatory adhesions. If you are concerned, get to a doctor for a sperm analysis. ...Read more

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Does levothyrox cause infertility-sterility for males or is it the opposite?

Does levothyrox cause infertility-sterility for males or is it the opposite?

Thyroid, infertility: The use of levothyroxine for hypothyroidism should have no effect on fertility. Your med list includes testosterone. That can cause sterility. You need a functioning pituitary making lh and fsh to make sperm, and testosterone supresses the pituitary. You should perhaps see an endocrinologist to get this sorted out. ...Read more

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What STDs cause sterility in both males and females?

What STDs cause sterility in both males and females?

Two common ones: The two more common ones are chlamydia and gonorrhea. ...Read more

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Does heavy marijuana use over a long time lead to sterility in men? Or do sperm go back to normal when it's stopped?

Does heavy marijuana use over a long time lead to sterility in men? Or do sperm go back to normal when it's stopped?

Marijuana: Cannabis use suppresses secretion of testosterone in men, which may decrease libido and lead to impotence and gynecomastia. Cannabis use also causes decreased sperm count and motility. Changes in semen characteristics seen with heavy cannabis smoking may cause increased infertility. ...Read more

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Does heavy marijuana use over a long time lead to sterility in men? Or do sperm go back to normal when it's stopped?

Does heavy marijuana use over a long time lead to sterility in men? Or do sperm go back to normal when it's stopped?

Yes.: Cannabis use decreases secretion of testosterone, decreases desire for sex and leads to impotence and gynecomastia. It also decreases sperm count and motility. Changes in semen seen with heavy cannabis smoking may cause increased infertility. It is unclear if these effects are reversible. It will be best to stop now for this & other undesirable effects of abuse of marijuana. Take care & be saf ...Read more

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What causes sterility?

What causes sterility?

Infections are a: Common cause of tubal damage which causes sterility. They can also lead to male infertility. Endometriosis and PCOS can lead to sub-fertility. Older female age also lowers fertility. ...Read more

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How can I treat sterility?

Depends: Depends on the cause. Some causes are correctable and unfortunately others may no be. A visit to and evaluation by a fertility specialist should expose the underlying cause and treat based on the findings. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can spironolactonecause sterility?

Can spironolactonecause sterility?

No: First of all the medicine is quickly reversible. It does not affect the ovaries at all. In men it can reduce male hormones levels. Usually the underlying reason men take is an issue for fertility not the medicine itself. In women it can lead to irregular periods while taking it but again the effects are reversible. ...Read more

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What are the some causes of female sterility?

What are the some causes of female sterility?

Age, anatomy, hormones: Reasons for female infertility include age. Fertility declines significantly after age 40. Chromosomal or genetic conditions like turner's syndrome are cause. She may have abnormal anatomy such as a malformed uterus which cannot support pregnancy. Lack of ovulation due to ovarian cysts or hormones are problems. Chemotherapy can cause early menopause. Some women don't know when to have sex. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with sterility?

Non-specific: In males none at all; in females the most common are irregular or absent periods. This doesn't always mean 'sterility' but can suggest below-normal fertility. No 'symptoms' are terribly specific, testing is the place to start. ...Read more

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What are the reasons for sterility in man;all possible causes?

What are the reasons for sterility in man;all possible causes?

Many: I cannot fully answer with 400 characters. See a male specialist but think about meds, drugs, alcohol, smoking, obesity, exercise, heat (hot tubs etc), varicocele, undies ended testicles, vasectomy, poor sperm without cause, no sperm. Don't forget the female partner matters too. Treatments available for most of these problems. ...Read more

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Does mastuburate leads to infertility or sterility?

Does mastuburate leads to infertility or sterility?

No: Masturbation in moderation is considered a healthy practice with no adverse outcomes or complications. ...Read more

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Can wearing tight boxers causes sterility?

Can wearing tight boxers causes sterility?

No: While tight underwear can raise testicular temperature, which may reduce sperm production, it's unlikely to cause sterility (the total inability to father children). Men who are trying to conceive may do better with loose-fitting boxers but it's not a major factor. ...Read more

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What're the differences between impotence and sterility?

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Impotence/sterility: Impotence is when erection or penetration fails due to psychological reasons such as worry, or physiological reasons such as prostate. Sterility is inability to produce offspring or to conceive. ...Read more

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Will orchitis cause sterility?

Will orchitis cause sterility?

Very rarely: There is not much published information on the exact percentage of patients with fertility problems after orchitis, but orchitis of only one testicle should not decrease fertility as long as the other testicle is normal. After orchitis of both testes, some reports say about 10% of men will have decreased fertility, and very rarely will a man become sterile. ...Read more

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Does mumps really cause permanent sterility?

Does mumps really cause permanent sterility?

Rare if ever: In the years before vaccines were available, teens and adults who suffered from mumps ran the risk of testis involvement and injury. For a few that meant sterility.It rarely if ever followed childhood mumps. Today, the broad use of vaccines in this country make the possibility remote. ...Read more

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Does prolonged use of prescribed equity methadone cause sterility?

Does prolonged use of prescribed equity methadone cause sterility?

No: The effects might not be zero, but they are small on fertility. Higher on libido, and sexual function, but not that much of an effect on those either. ...Read more

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I read a blog post about sterility. But I'm still not clear - what is it?

Pretty rare: Sterility is the absolute inability to conceive. With all of the tools we now have sterility is very unusual. Impaired fertility is not uncommon, but we can successfully help most couples conceive. ...Read more

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