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What cause male infertility and weak sperms?

What cause male infertility and weak sperms?

Multiple reasons: See your family doctor and determine the underlying cause for male infertility. A full medical history and examination including labs (FSH. LH, Prolactin, Testosterone, etc) and semen analysis. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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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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Is not ejaculating a lot of sperm a sign of male infertility?

Is not ejaculating a lot of sperm a sign of male infertility?

Quality not Quant: At least when judging by eye. Sperm count may be lower in a larger volume and higher in a smaller volume, so need to have a semen analysis if trying to conceive or worried about this. Talk to your Dr or a Urologist for testing. ...Read more

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How do varicoceles affect male infertility? Is the sperm count decreased?

How do varicoceles affect male infertility? Is the sperm count decreased?

Hot Rocks!?: Many people believe that the varicocele increases the heat in the scrotum. The heat may be the cause of sperm damage. Not every varicocele causes a decrease in semen quality. Sperm motility is often most affected. Surgery or embolization can be helpful but often it is unclear if needed. Always check partner too. I like sperm function tests like acrosome reaction to help decide on treatment. ...Read more

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What specialty checks the health of sperm to rule out male infertility? Would it be a urologist?

What specialty checks the health of sperm to rule out male infertility? Would it be a urologist?

Sperm cell counts: Can be ordered by any Doctor and can be done by any lab that knows what they are doing. There are special procedures associated with the collection process. Urologists who specialize with male fertility problems are a good resource if the results are abnormal ...Read more

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I am a 30-year-old man. I have been taking on Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg for 22 days. Could I use it forever? Does it cause male infertility? Low sperm?

I am a 30-year-old man. I have been taking on Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg for 22 days. Could I use it forever? Does it cause male infertility? Low sperm?

Your doctor to guide: Anytime you receive a medication from your doctor, you are expected to ask questions about the medication. Did you not have any such conversation?
Anyway Lexapro (escitalopram) is a fairly safe medicine, it will not affect your sperms or fertility. So it can be taken for the long term if needed although most doctors try to stop your antidepressant after the depression has resolved, but some patients need it for ...Read more

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Trying for 17mnths. Male infertility factor. Taking medicine for 3mnths. Sperm count 3-4mil/ml. Motility 25%.Is it possible, medicines can cure n get pregn?

Trying for 17mnths. Male infertility factor. Taking medicine for 3mnths. Sperm count 3-4mil/ml. Motility 25%.Is it possible, medicines can cure n get pregn?

Oligoasthenospermia: Unfortunately, you give me insufficient information with regard to your partner. Has he been tested for a varicocele (40% of men with infertility have it caused by a varicocele that c an only be managed surgically. Clomiphene citrate (clomid) has been shown to stimulate spermatogenesis in men; however it may not result in 'better' sperm. ...Read more

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Is male infertility a common problem?

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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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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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 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?

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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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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Can chickenpox cause male infertility?

Can chickenpox cause male infertility?

I don't think so: I have never seen chicken pox as a sole cause of male infertility. ...Read more

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Must varicoceles be repaired to remedy male infertility?

Not always: The connection of varicocele and male sub-fertility is not entirely consistent: some men with sub-fertility are helped by varicocele repair, a large majority of men with varicocele never have fertility problems. Expert urologists and res often disagree on specifics, so I recommend in-person evaluation with an expert you trust. ...Read more

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What treatments should be taken to cure male infertility?

What treatments should be taken to cure male infertility?

Menopausal Bleeding: Vaginal bleeding out of schedule should be evaluated by your physician. Hormonal replacement is safe. The uterine lining may be visualized by fiberoptic (as in the picture) with tissue sampling to rule out polyps and other causes for the bleeding., . ...Read more

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Can burst appendix in childhood (age 2) cause male infertility?

Can burst appendix in childhood (age 2) cause male infertility?

Wouldn't think so: The involves structures are is totally separate parts of the body. A man who gets past such an event in childhood should not assume any fertility issues would be based on that event. ...Read more

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Male infertility runs in my family. Is it possible to be tested prior to trying to have a baby?

Male infertility runs in my family. Is it possible to be tested prior to trying to have a baby?

Yes: Get a semen analysis at an infertilty office not a lab because an infertilty sub specilaist will have certified andrologist on staff to properly analyze the specimen. ...Read more

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Does long term methadone maintenance cause male infertility? My boyfriend has been on MMT for 8 years and we want kids in the future.

Does long term methadone maintenance cause male infertility? My boyfriend has been on MMT for 8 years and we want kids in the future.

It could: Long term use of methadone is associated with low testosterone.
hopefully he can wean in the future.

you can get a sperm count. He can get a testosterone level. Also be aware of possible tooth decay from opiates.

good luck. ...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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Can weight effect male infertility?

Yes: Obesity is an independent risk factor for male infertility and weight loss can improve sperm quality. ...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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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 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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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 ...Read more

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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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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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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