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Medicine For Male Fertility
No: Check out online. Epocrates. Com & drugs. Com for drug information including interactions. Neither make mention of male fertility as an issue of amlodipine, a calcium channel blocker commonly used to lower high blood pressure. However, issues associated w/high blood pressure may affect erectile function so best to address this w/your doctor. ...Read more
Needs MD consult: Your son needs to speak with his physician for clarification. ...Read more
Birth Control Pill: If your partner is taking a low dose birth control pill, or misses several pills, there may not be enough hormone to suppress ovulation and she can get pregnant whether you are taking male fertility drugs or not. Still, if you are taking male fertility supplements, it suggests you may have a low sperm count and that reduces the chance of her conceiving. You should get semen analysis to find out. ...Read more
See urologist: Management of "male infertility" depends on the nature and etiology of male infertility. For example, mildly decreased sperm count or severe (no sperm). There are several causes for having a low sperm count. Best to seek a urological evaluation to possibly determine the cause of an abnormal semen analysis. The etiology will determine the best option to correct the problem, if possible. ...Read more
Semen is the fluid associated with the ejaculate.
Semen contains sperm.
Sperm can be counted and the quality assessed.
These are the primary way to objectively assess fertility in a male.
Other factors are important: chromosomes, presence / absence of certain sugars in the ejaculate, presence /absence of infection in the ejaculate; retrograde flow of sperm to the bladder can be a culprit. ...Read more
Recent evidence, yes: Recent genome and population studies associate paternal age with autism, schizophrenia, and possibly cancer. Mice studies show decreased fertility with middle age and altered sperm genes. An english study showed that men>45 years needed 5x longer to achieve pregnancy with partner. Male age particularly becomes a factor when women are in late 30's. With ivf, pregnancy rates are less for men >50. ...Read more
Semen Eval & bloods: The basic test is the semen analysis which is typically collected by masturbation into a sterile cup. This is best done in a specialized reproductive lab, as commercially done analyses are often not very reliable. Hormonal evaluation of testicular and pituitary hormones is also done, and in many cases a special physical examination to evaluate the testicles and scrotal sac (for varicose veins). ...Read more
Many: Lack of sperm or azospermia can be due to either obstructive causes in the tract, from the testicle to the urethra, or from non-obstructive causes such as primary testicular dysfunction due to infection (mumps), history of surgery / trauma / chemo / radiation, or idiopathic (unknown). The biopsy should guide the next step in therapy as well as a hormonal panel, particularly fsh, sex chromosome. ...Read more
Probably does not: Male sperm quality as defined as fertilization and embryo quality at ivf seem unchanged in several studies. Other studies suggest that fertility may decline as early as 35-39. I believe much of the confusion arises over limited research and different definitions of male fertility. It would seem that while sperm counts decrease the quality does not until late age. Consult you doc. Best wishes. ...Read more
Not always: 1/3 of infertility stems from "male factor." red flags in a man's history include mumps, fevers or a job environment with heat to the scrotum. Marijuana use lowers sperm count. However, men may be born with no vas deferens and not be making sperm but ejaculating with what looks normal. ...Read more
Fertility: The ability to impregnate. Per http://americanpregnancy. Org/infertility/male-infertility/ - "Male infertility factors contribute to approximately 30% of all infertility cases" ...Read more
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Possible: In animal studies shows reduction of sperm count and motility, not enough evidence in humans. If infertility is your problem or potential problem you have to check with your doctor who Rx d you, find out possible to give different medication for your condition (as you did not inform) ...Read more