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

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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Will drinking alcohol before a male fertility test affect the result?

Will drinking alcohol before a male fertility test affect the result?

Not usually: I suppose a major binge might have an effect, but light alcohol use probably not. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol before taking a male fertility test change the result?

Does drinking alcohol before taking a male fertility test change the result?

Maybe: Only if the man is binge drinking. One study from brazil reports that drinking greater than five drinks at one setting once a week or more frequently can impair sperm quality. ...Read more

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Increase male fertility?

Increase male fertility?

See urologist: Management of "male infertility" depends on the nature and etiology of male infertility. For example, mildly decreased sperm count or severe (no sperm). There are several causes for having a low sperm count. Best to seek a urological evaluation to possibly determine the cause of an abnormal semen analysis. The etiology will determine the best option to correct the problem, if possible. ...Read more

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How is male fertility tested?

How is male fertility tested?

Semen Analysis: Best test is a semen analysis. Avoid ejaculation for a few days before the test so it is an accurate reflection of the sperm count. ...Read more

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How is male fertility measured?

Semen analysis: Semen is the fluid associated with the ejaculate. Semen contains sperm. Sperm can be counted and the quality assessed. These are the primary way to objectively assess fertility in a male. Other factors are important: chromosomes, presence / absence of certain sugars in the ejaculate, presence /absence of infection in the ejaculate; retrograde flow of sperm to the bladder can be a culprit. ...Read more

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Can male fertility decline with age?

Can male fertility decline with age?

Recent evidence, yes: Recent genome and population studies associate paternal age with autism, schizophrenia, and possibly cancer. Mice studies show decreased fertility with middle age and altered sperm genes. An english study showed that men>45 years needed 5x longer to achieve pregnancy with partner. Male age particularly becomes a factor when women are in late 30's. With ivf, pregnancy rates are less for men >50. ...Read more

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Does exercise improve male fertility?

Moderate, yes: Moderate exercise is good for anyone trying to conceive. More severe forms of training at a competitive level can become a biological stress that can reduce fertility. ...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 mental health related to male fertility?

Yes: Stress is a factor in sperm production and delivery. Stress centers in the brain reduce FSH and lh, the hormones that trigger sperm production. Stress reduces erection and ejaculation, a problem for sperm delivery. Stress reduction can improve these problems. ...Read more

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What are factors that affect male fertility?

What are factors that affect male fertility?

Many: Lack of sperm or azospermia can be due to either obstructive causes in the tract, from the testicle to the urethra, or from non-obstructive causes such as primary testicular dysfunction due to infection (mumps), history of surgery / trauma / chemo / radiation, or idiopathic (unknown). The biopsy should guide the next step in therapy as well as a hormonal panel, particularly fsh, sex chromosome. ...Read more

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What effect does diet have on male fertility?

What effect does diet have on male fertility?

Some: Antioxidants are becoming increasingly important in the integrity of sperm dna. Obesity, heavy alcohol use and smoking can all affect semen quality/quantity. ...Read more

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What suger level is dangerous for male fertility?

Depends: Fertility is not a function of blood sugars. However, people whose diabetes are not in good control can have problems with testosterone and erections. ...Read more

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After what age does male fertility start to decline?

May not: Many men are fertile through their entire life. For others, fertility begins to decline with age, but there is usually no sudden drop off as there is with menopause in females. ...Read more

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After what age does male fertility begin to decrease?

After what age does male fertility begin to decrease?

Probably does not: Male sperm quality as defined as fertilization and embryo quality at ivf seem unchanged in several studies. Other studies suggest that fertility may decline as early as 35-39. I believe much of the confusion arises over limited research and different definitions of male fertility. It would seem that while sperm counts decrease the quality does not until late age. Consult you doc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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When does male fertility depend on his medical history?

When does male fertility depend on his medical history?

Not always: 1/3 of infertility stems from "male factor." red flags in a man's history include mumps, fevers or a job environment with heat to the scrotum. Marijuana use lowers sperm count. However, men may be born with no vas deferens and not be making sperm but ejaculating with what looks normal. ...Read more

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What other factors that affect male fertility are there?

Other than what?: Many factors such as genetics, age, testosterone (minor factor), illness, medication, injury to the testicles, tobacco, alcohol, other toxins, radiation -- all can lower fertility. ...Read more

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After what age does male fertility rate begin to decline?

No specific age: No specific age. It declines steadily but very slowly through a man's adult life. As a point of reference, a man is restricted from being a sperm donor at age 40. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Male fertility?

What is the definition or description of: Male fertility?

Fertility: The ability to impregnate. Per http://americanpregnancy. Org/infertility/male-infertility/ - "Male infertility factors contribute to approximately 30% of all infertility cases" ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Male Fertility (Definition)

The ability to impregnate. Per http://americanpregnancy. Org/infertility/male-infertility/ - "Male infertility factors contribute to approximately 30% ...Read more


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