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Male Infertility And Hypothyroidism
Several: Male factors include testicular injury, infection, congenital anomalies, mumps, torsion. Women can present with chromosomal anomalies, tubal factor from infection or prior surgery, polycystic ovary, endometriosis, ovarian dysfunction, unexplained infertility & lack of sexual frequency. ...Read more
Absolutely: If you are clinically hypothyroid or clinically hyperthyroid, it can cause infertility. Sometimes, with this thyroid disease you can get pregnant but it will increase the risk of miscarriage and in cases of hypothyroidism, it can adverse effects on the fetus. If you have thyroid disease you should consult with your doctor before attempting pregnancy. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Yes to both: Thyroid dysfunction --- either too much thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism) --- can disrupt the male or female reproductive system by causing changes in sex hormones as well as prolactin. Alterations in sex hormones (testosterone in men, and estrogen in women) and prolactin, can in turn, lead to sexual dysfunction, including abnormal periods, and sexual dysfunction. ...Read more
25y/o male being treated for prolactinoma.Was able to conceive with wife!testosterone only slightly low. Any chance birth defects due to my high prl?
Male 38. Tested testosterone and all other sex hormones. Test=530. I have EVERY symptom of Andropause. Is it possible for man with 530 to need BHRT?
Can I have Hashimoto's even with normal TSH levels? I have PCOS and low estrogen and progesterone. Male pattern symptoms.
Possible: Hashimoto is an autoimmune condition involving the thyroid, thus the thyroid function test may well be normal the early stage although you will eventually end up with a low thyroid function. ...Read more
30 and 50: Everyone's fertility is a little different, but it is possible to detect about a 10% decline in fertility rates in women around age 32. By age 35 a woman's fertility is half that at age 20. For men the effect happens later, around age 50-60. Differences in health history have significant effects on this, so check with your doctor for your personal fertility evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not good: Limited data last i checked, but consensus is that it is likely harmful. How harmful is variable and obviously depends on usage. Studies on tobacco and male fertility are sketchy but suggest around 15% reduction per conception cycle. It's not a good idea (for alot of reasons) for men when trying to conceive. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The problem with imperforate anus stems from the extent of the anal defect. The most common defect will be with ennervation and presence or absence of the muscles that contribute to continence. The higher the defect the more likely there may be issues with continence. Reproductive structures are rarely effected unless there is shared ennervation that affects ejaculation or these structures are dam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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