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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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Dr. Victor Beshay
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Assisted Reproduction (Definition)

Assisted reproduction is a field of study in which a person works to understand fertility problems and help couples overcome their difficulties in becoming pregnant. Methods of assisting reproduction include hormone therapy, "in vitro" fertilization outside the body, analysis or sperm and eggs, etc... A doctor of this specialty is ...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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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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How is male fertility tested?

How is male fertility tested?

Semen Analysis: Best test is a semen analysis. Avoid ejaculation for a few days before the test so it is an accurate reflection of the sperm count. ...Read more

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Cure for infertility?

Cure for infertility?

Infertility: The first step is to see a fertility specialist to go thru testing (both female and male). Depending on the findings, most issues can be successfully treated. Age is a big factor for women, so don't delay. ...Read more

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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

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What is mild male factor infertility?

What is mild male factor infertility?

Semen analysis: When you have infertility (6 to 12 months of unprotected sex without a successful pregnancy), one of the tests performed is a semen analysis which examines a semen sample for the count, motility and shape (morphology) of the sperm. If the numbers are slightly low that is mild male factor. It is important to discuss your results with your doctor and not just use the lab report. ...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

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Does testosterone therapy improve male fertility?

Does testosterone therapy improve male fertility?

No!: Testosterone replacement decreases sperm counts. It is essentially male birth control because testosterone therapy shuts down the pituitary gland so the testicles stop making sperm. ...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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What does female fertility testing entail?

What does female fertility testing entail?

Sonogram HSG & blood: Fertility testing involves an ultrasound of the uterus and ovaries including checking ovarian volumes and antral follicle counts (afc). Other tests to check egg numbers and quality are fsh and amh blood tests and a Clomid (clomiphene) challenge test. A hysterosalpingogram (hsg) checks the fallopian tubes and the inside of the uterus. Other blood work may look for hormonal problems / causes of irregular periods. ...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 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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How does fertility treatment for lo-cah differ from fertility treatment for pcos? I'm young, normal-weight, ovulate rarely, and am otherwise healthy.

How does fertility treatment for lo-cah differ from fertility treatment for pcos?  I'm young, normal-weight, ovulate rarely, and am otherwise healthy.

Yes: Even though the 2 disorders have the same symptoms, their causes are different. Most docs will treat cah with steroids (to suppress the adrenal output) and pcos with with some combo of Clomid (clomiphene) and/or metformin (to treat Insulin resistance and induce ovulation). ...Read more

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Secondary infertility. What are treatment options?

Secondary infertility. What are treatment options?

Depends on the cause: First we do tests to find the cause(s) - diminished ovarian reserve (low egg supply), hormonal issues, blocked tubes, polyps or fibroids inside the uterus, or sperm problems. Treatment depends on the results but may be fertility tablets like Clomid (clomiphene) or Letrozole with intrauterine inseminations (iui), injectable medicines and iui, in vitro fertilization (ivf), egg donation, or embryo donation. ...Read more

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What is IVF fertility treatment?

What is IVF fertility treatment?

Outside body: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) means that fertilization occurs "outside the body" (in vitro). We stimulate the woman's ovaries to mature multiple eggs. We retrieve them in the office with the woman under anesthesia to allow us to suction the eggs with a needle. We combine the sperm with the eggs and culture the embryos. We transfer 1-3 embryos based on woman's age and embryo quality. ...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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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


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