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What are the treatment options available for men with fertility problems?

What are the treatment options available for men with fertility problems?

Cause dependent : It depends on the cause. In cases of hormonal abnormalities, hormone replacement may be helpful. In cases where sperm counts cannot be improved, insemination or in vitro fertilization may be utilized. ...Read more

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Is it true that soy beans are bad for men sperms fertility?

Is it true that soy beans are bad for men sperms fertility?

Unlikely. : You are correct in that soybean contain phytoestrogens, which have weak hormonal activity and theoretically can reduce fertillity. There is, however, no conclusive evidence that it does, and many cultures which consume large amounts of soy do not have appreciably different rates of paternity and infertillity. No randomized trials exist, however, and this is an area of intense study. ...Read more

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Can taking zinc help men with fertility or sperm count?

Can taking zinc  help men with fertility or sperm count?

No data found: I was unable to find any data that speaks either for or against the use of zinc in low sperm counts. Sorry. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is it more common for men to not have fertility problems than for men to have fertility problems?

Is it more common for men to not have fertility problems than for men to have fertility problems?

NOT to have problems: It in not normal, or common for that matter, for a man to have fertility problems. If there are problems, he should consider medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm a 34 year old male and my wife and I have been trying to pregnant for 1.5 years. Its depressing. Do men lose their fertility as they age?

I'm a 34 year old male and my wife and I have been trying to pregnant for 1.5 years.  Its depressing.  Do men lose their fertility as they age?

Nothing lasts 4ever: Like women, fertility does decrease with age. The rate at which infertility develops in men however is very different then women. It tends to develop more slowly and for some men, apparently not at all. A perhaps overly simplistic rule of thumb is a 20 year difference; 40s for women, 60s for men. ...Read more

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Is 100 why protien affect on sperm or men fertility?

Is 100 why protien  affect on sperm or men fertility?

No reason for ....: Nutritional supplement of such has no reason to suppress egg production or hormonal change. But, for more detailing, please ask your Doc and work with her/him. Best wish... ...Read more

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Does toxoplasmosis effect men's or women's fertility make it harder to get pregnant?

Does toxoplasmosis effect men's or women's fertility make it harder to get pregnant?

Unusual: This would be an unusual presentation for this type of problem. It might be from the treatment rather than the disease process. Explain this to your doctor and get the gyn opinion. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chlamydia in men? Any effect on their fertility?

What are the symptoms of chlamydia in men? Any effect on their fertility?

Urethritis: Pain on urination, occasionally discharge, rarely fever. Yes, it can produce urethral strictures which limit semen output, but not aware of overall effect on fertility.. ...Read more

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Are there fertility drugs for men?

Are there fertility drugs for men?

Yes: There are many fertility drugs and supplements that can be used in men. A thorough hormone evaluation and semen analysis can help a male fertility specialist provide treatment options. ...Read more

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Is there any fertility pills for men?

Is there any fertility pills for men?

Fertility for Men: Yes. It depends on the cause of the infertility. If it is due to an infection or venous congestion, these have no proven value. However, certain drugs such as clomid, (clomiphene) can increase free testosterone and thereby increase sperm production. Nutrition centers sell numerous "blends" that purport to do the same thing - i would be very cautious about trying any of these without a doctor's consultation. ...Read more

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What medications lower fertility in men?

What medications lower fertility in men?

Blood pressure meds: One of the most common types of blood pressure medications in use today are calcium channel blockers - amlodipine, verapamil, Nifedipine are just some examples. Many doctors who prescribe this medication are not aware that they can cause a reversible male infertility. Sperm heads contain many calcium channels that help them to fertilize the egg. These drugs can block fertilization. ...Read more

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I am wondering what helps increase fertility in men?

I am wondering what helps increase fertility in men?

Male fertility: A healthy diet and a healthy weight go a long way for male fertility. Limiting or avoiding alcohol and tobacco products also helps. Use of vitamin c (500mg), vitamin e (400 iu), and l-carnitine (1gm) all twice daily can also help. Co-q supplements and use of preseed lubricant has also been shown to possibly help. Lastly, stay away from testosterone supplements. ...Read more

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What are some medications men should take to help with fertility?

What are some medications men should take to help with fertility?

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

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Do the fertility tests they sell in the drug stores for men and women really work?

Home fertility: The home tests for men are of very little use. Which tests for women do you mean? The home opk are not bad, though that's only a small part of female fertility. ...Read more

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For what reasons has fertility in men been falling dramatically over the last few years?

For what reasons has fertility in men been falling dramatically over the last few years?

Male fertility: This trend has been described but is probably over-dramatized in the media (no surprise there?) some estimates are that male fertility (which is not strictly defined) is dropping by around 2% per year. Proposed reasons are stress, unhealthy lifestyles, and chemical exposures in the environment. ...Read more

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Are fertility problems more common in men or women?

Are fertility problems more common in men or women?

About equal: In a reproductive clinic it is most common to find contributory factors on both the male and female side of the subfertility problem. Testing is more exhaustive for women and most initial therapy includes treating the woman in some way. Ivf/icsi, for example is used to treat severe male factor, even if the woman is "normal", and that therapy involves extensive manipulation of the woman's system. ...Read more

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