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Is it possible that my mothers post natal depression cause mental health problems in my adult life?
Yes: Stress is a factor in sperm production and delivery. Stress centers in the brain reduce FSH and lh, the hormones that trigger sperm production. Stress reduces erection and ejaculation, a problem for sperm delivery. Stress reduction can improve these problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have researchers found that women who never marry have less mental health problems than married women?
Not true or false: There has been demographic data on life satisfaction that that supports your question and also suggests the opposite for men. This is pretty important, but it's not exactly the same as mental health. Also, with the tremendous advances we've made in women's equality and men's raised consciences it may be getting better. Let's hope so. ...Read more
Probably: I usually tell patients to give a new therapist or psychiatrist a few sessions to "warm up" before firing him or her. Even beyond that, many mental health disorders are tough to treat, so it's hard to say how long to give your current doc to get you well. Sometimes a "new set of eyes (and ears)" can help shed light on diagnosis and treatment. If in doubt, a second opinion couldn't hurt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genetics can incr: The risk of some mental health issues. Most mental health problems are a complex combination of heredity and environment, including dysfunctional family dynamics. ...Read more
Tendency may be : The tendency to develop mental health issues may very well be inherited, but the environment you live in and your approach to problems also plays a big role. You can overcome the possible heredity issues by working to manage your environment and developing healthy coping skills for addressing problems. ...Read more
20, Female, severe mental health conditions mentioned in my profile. Keep thinking I'm less likely to live past 40. Is there any truth to this?
Great question: Relating with one's mother evolves over time, and goes through many, many stresses and potential crises. Whether it withstands all this in a healthy way depends largely on the mother's flexibility, support, and temperamental fit with her child's needs. As adults, mothers and sons share a lifetime of little moments, hopefully more often positive than not. I don't know "numbers" on your question. ...Read more
Does sex/masturbation affect natural testosterone levels in any way? Many studies (some peer reviewed) have contradicting answers. I am a 23 yr male.
Hi! does masterbation (1 to 2 times aday for a couple of years now) truly cause problems in marriage sex life? (pre-ejaculation)?Thank you!
How likely would a healthy 21 year old get peyronies from slightly rough sex with NO health problems or fibrosis issues.penis now bends.not peyronies?
Repetative question: You have asked this question to multiple physicians and received multiple answers: you seem obsessed with this issue: the question is: how rough was the sex? what exactly did yoy do when this happened? what whas done to you? and most importantly: why havwen't you been examined and counseled? Please be considerate of all of our physician's time and advice. ...Read more
In complex ways. : This is a complex question but certainly a man's reproductive sexual health changes with age and hormonal status. Following puberty, healthy men establish baseline levels of testosterone, fertility, erectile function, and libido. These characteristics can diminish with time, and can decrease further with comorbid conditions such as diabetes or vascular disease. ...Read more
33 year old male. Diagnosed with varicocele in left testicle at age of 18. How serious could problems with reproduction and fertility be?
Varicocele: It is estimated that 15% of men have a varicocele that appears during puberty. Evaluation of male factor infertility identifies varicocele a in about 40 %. Obviously, 15% of men are not infertile! but some subset develops problems. Evaluation is needed if testicular atrophy of left testis occurs, if semen analyses have several parameters off, and sometimes when a man waits to have children later ...Read more
Can I have a healthy normal sex life with a 40 years old man.?I am 22 years old.Can his age can affect our love life?
Sex: This does not sound like a normal question a patient would ask a physician. But here are my thoughts. Of course you can have a normal sex life. You are responsible for your own sexuality and sexual pleasure. You are only 22. You have a full life ahead of you. If you choose to partner with a person older than you then you will share the responsibility for sexual pleasure. Ask for your needs. ...Read more
Many people: Our parents are our templates for relationships. Our experiences of seeing how our parents treat us, our brothers and sisters, and each other becomes part of our understanding of what is "normal" in interpersonal relationships. Children of parents who are significantly neglectful can struggle with relationships with others, lack confidence in exploring new things and may have limited coping skills. ...Read more
How rare is a female with bilateral, resilient club feet? Also, she has no other health problems other than this.
See answer: Club foot is a common birth defect and involves both feet about 50% of the time. Though it may occur as a part of many other congenital syndromes, it commonly occurs as an isolated abnormality. Clubfoot is treated with manipulation by podiatrists, physiotherapists, orthopedic surgeons, specialist nurses, or orthotists: often by serial casting and then providing braces to hold the feet in a place. ...Read more
Only you know . . . : Sorry to hear of your relationship strain with your father. You are far from alone. Most humans do the best they can, and sometimes it still comes out wrong (just ask mitt romney or joe biden at times). Seriously, only you know how deeply this is affecting you, and how it impacts your life. It probably couldn't hurt to talk with a therapist about your feelings, in search of clarity & peace. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In last 6 mths there has been a major decrease in my sexual desire, + I can't achieve a proper erection. Health is good; no chronic issues. Advice ?
Any stressors?: The first thing I want to rule out is vascular disease. Erectile dysfunction can be caused by clogged arteries. Please get that fully evaluated! If that is OK, next I think about stressors, especially if desire has decreased. Hormones are also to be considered. However, the main question is "What in your life, over the last 6 months, has changed?" ...Read more
Can occur any age: Under the right circumstances anyone can develop appendiceal infection at any age. ...Read more