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What causes both male and female infertility ?

What causes both male and female infertility ?

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

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

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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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

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Does thyroid desease cause infertility in women?

Does thyroid desease cause infertility in women?

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

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Does thyroid problem in women and men cause impotence?

Does thyroid problem in women and men cause impotence?

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

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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?

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?

No effect: The only thing that you contribute to the pregnancy is your genetics for which prolactin should not affect. Congratulations on being able to get a woman pregnant . I would not expect any complications. ...Read more

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Same causes for male and female sexual dysfunction?

Same causes for male and female sexual dysfunction?

There are many!: Hormonal, mood disorder, feeling unappreciated, anger, medications (aka Prozac (fluoxetine) type drugs). In men, metabolic sundrome related problems effect libido, as does smoking, adversely. ...Read more

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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?

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?

530 is normal: You didnt tell me the units which is important but here in the US our units are ng/dl. 530ng/dl is normal. The range for testosterone is quite wide. 300-1000 is about what it is. ...Read more

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Can I have Hashimoto's even with normal TSH levels? I have PCOS and low estrogen and progesterone. Male pattern symptoms.

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

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What age does male and female fertility start to decrease?

What age does male and female fertility start to decrease?

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 more

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How are male fertility and marijuana related?

How are male fertility and marijuana related?

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

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Can male yeast infection affects male infertility?

Can male yeast infection affects male infertility?

Some can: Some can cause infertility but it is typically short term since it typically goes away after it is treated. ...Read more

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Men with hypothyroid can have baby?

Men with hypothyroid  can have baby?

Thyroid: Absolutely. You need to take your medication to keep your thyroid function normal. There should be no problem. ...Read more

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Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more