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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Male Fertility (Overview)

Male fertility is a field of study in which a person looks at the causes of infertility that men have, plus the treatments of such problems. Men can have low testosterone, poor sperm production, abnormal ducts/tubes that carry sperm, erection problems, ejaculation (climax) difficulties, etc... Doctors who specialize in male fertility issues are usually Urologists.


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With regards to male fertility, until what age can a man have healthy children?

With regards to male fertility, until what age can a man have healthy children?

50+: Many men remain fertile well into their 50s and 60s. However, the risk for conceiving a child with some kinds of uncommon genetic disorders increases when the man is more than age 50. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
172 doctors shared insights

Male Fertility (Overview)

Male fertility is a field of study in which a person looks at the causes of infertility that men have, plus the treatments of such problems. Men can have low testosterone, poor sperm production, abnormal ducts/tubes that carry sperm, erection problems, ejaculation (climax) difficulties, etc... Doctors who specialize in male fertility issues are usually Urologists.


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How does avastin (bevacizumab) affect male fertility?

How does avastin (bevacizumab) affect male fertility?

It doesn't (so far): Avastin (bevacizumab) is a monoclonal antibody that inhibits blood vessel growth. It can impair fertility in women, but i don't find any studies that show reduction in male fertility. For the fda prescribing information with all side effects, go here: http://www.Gene.Com/gene/products/information/pdf/avastin-prescribing.Pdf. ...Read more

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Managing Low Testosterone (Tip)

Managing Low Testosterone

Male with low energy in middle age? Your doctor may check your testosterone - after your heart! ...See more

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Are there common symptoms of male fertility?

Are there common symptoms of male fertility?

No: Male fertility problems usually don't have symptoms. Get a semen analysis to start the process. ...Read more

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Is the OTC male fertility test accurate?

Is the OTC male fertility test accurate?

Yes. Not a full test: The over-the-counter fertility test for men is called spermcheck and tests only sperm count (concentration): low or normal. Accuracy is ok. A full semen analysis (sa) through a fertility clinic looks at sperm count as well as motility (% that are moving) and morphology (% of normal-shaped sperm). Some clinics test sperm antibodies too. The home test is better than nothing but is not a full sa test. ...Read more

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What are the tests for male fertility?

What are the tests for male fertility?

Semen Eval & bloods: The basic test is the semen analysis which is typically collected by masturbation into a sterile cup. This is best done in a specialized reproductive lab, as commercially done analyses are often not very reliable. Hormonal evaluation of testicular and pituitary hormones is also done, and in many cases a special physical examination to evaluate the testicles and scrotal sac (for varicose veins). ...Read more

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Is high psa causing male fertility problem? My blood result is come in high psa.

PSA: Psa is produced by the prostate, it can be elevated due benign increase in size of the prostate, prostate infection, and cancer of the prostate. Infertility is not usually caused by an elevated psa. Prostatitis could theoretically be a cause but usually on a temporary basis. ...Read more

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Can high dose solumedrol (methylprednisolone) treatment affect male fertility? Please explain.

Can high dose solumedrol (methylprednisolone) treatment affect male fertility? Please explain.

Steroid side effects: Even high dose solumedrol (methylprednisolone) is not known to cause infertility. Other immunosuppressives can cause infertility. Why do you receive this treatment? The underlying cause or disease process you might have could also cause this. Need to check in with the doctor giving you solumedrol (methylprednisolone). ...Read more

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Can drugs effect male fertility even after having been clean for 20 years?

Probably not: Drugs have short-term effects on male fertility through suppression of sperm production. Long-term effects would reflect injury to the testes, the sperm producing organs, and such injury is rare. I would search elsewhere for a source of the problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more