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How long should I wait to do heavy lifting after appendectomy for ruptured appendix? I was in hospital for 7 days and it took me about 4 weeks for me to start walking properly I had a open surgery and it is about a 4-5 inch opening on the right side of ac

How long should I wait to do heavy lifting after appendectomy for ruptured appendix? I was in hospital for 7 days and it took me about 4 weeks for me to start walking properly I had a open surgery and it is about a 4-5 inch opening on the right side of ac

In: In general, for uncomplicated surgeries, it is recommended to wait 6-8 weeks prior to lifting anything heavier that a gallon of milk. This is because the tensile strength of a wound is relatively stable at this point. After this, a slow return to normal pre-surgery activity should ensue. ...Read more

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Removal Of Appendix (Definition)

An appendectomy is surgery to remove the appendix. The appendix is a small, finger-shaped organ extending from the first part of the large intestine. It is removed when it becomes inflamed or infected. A perforated appendix can leak and infect the entire abdominal area, which can be life-threatening. An appendectomy is done under general anesthesia, which means you are asleep and do not feel any pain during the surgery. The surgeon makes a small cut in the lower right side of your belly area ...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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Can the staple used for removal of appendix ever come off & cause problems?

Can the staple used for removal of appendix ever come off & cause problems?

No: Even if they did the material is inert and would not react with anything don't worry. Millions at least have been used. ...Read more

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Is there a link between early male childhood (2yrs) Appendicitis with complications after removal & male infertility?

Is there a link between early male childhood (2yrs) Appendicitis with complications after removal & male infertility?

Unlikely: Unlikely connection between appendicitis and male infertility. The male reproductive system is not in the abdomen where the appendix is located. Male reproductive system is located in the scrotum and penis. ...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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Do laptops cause male infertility?

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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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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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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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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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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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 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 chronic Lyme disease cause male infertility?

Does chronic Lyme disease cause male infertility?

Probably not: And besides most academic infectious diseases physicians feel that there really is not such entity as chronic lyme. ...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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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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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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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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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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How can proficient 5000 injection helps incase of male infertility?

How can proficient 5000 injection helps incase of male infertility?

It's complicated.: There is significant evidence that sublingual or IM injections of hCG effectively enhance *testicular descent* into scrotum in *children <6yo.* It is not first line treatment, when compared to surgical intervention. Cryptorchidism, or undescended testes, reduces fertility in men, both because of temperature & associated hormonal abnormalities. There is little to no data on hCG usage in adult males ...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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What is male infertility?

What is male infertility?

Defective Sperm: Either the sperm produced are ineffective, not fully mature, have poor mobility or there are no sperm due to injury or development. Even a low number of sperm makes it hard to get pregnant. ...Read more

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How is male infertility treated?

Male Infertility: The first step is a sperm analysis to count the number, determine movement, and abnormal forms. Step 2 is an examination of the patient including the scrotum looking for a varicocoele. (swollen vessel). Thirdly the MD will determine what is needed next and whether medication like Clomid Rx can be helpful to impact the sperm production. All of this requires a MD visit. ...Read more

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What is meant by male infertility?

What is meant by male infertility?

Abnormal sperm: Male infertility implies that the infertility is due to the male partner--ie abnormal sperm (low count, low morphology, poor motility), no sperm, chromosomal abnormality etc. ...Read more

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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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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 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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Must varicoceles be repaired to remedy male infertility?

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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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 an imperforate anus mean male infertility?

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 more

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Is imperforate anus the same as male infertility?

Is imperforate anus the same as male infertility?

Odd question: Imperforate anus= your butt hole didn't form. Male infertility=one of many parts of the male reproductive system doesn't work right. The butt hole has nothing to do with male fertility. ...Read more

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Does a imperforate anus lead to male infertility?

Does a imperforate anus lead to male infertility?

No: If you were successfully treated as a newborn for imperforate anus, this is not the cause of any fertility troubles you may be having. ...Read more

Appendix (Definition)

The appendix is a piece of tubing located at the bottom of the colon on the right lower part of the abdomen. It has no known function in modern humans, but was thought to possibly be a type of extra stomach back in our cavepeople days. Currently it's only purpose is to get infected ...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