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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?

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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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


Sperm (Definition)

This sperm is a reproductive cell from the male that either carries a x or an y chromosome that will fertilize the egg cell from the female in order ...Read more