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Minoxidil Affect Male Fertility
Can minoxidl 5% effects male fertility? My husband start using it for hair loss and we are trying to. Conceive since last 2 years
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
Chronic illness: Any chronic illness can have an impact on male fertility. One must consider the cause of the kidney failure, what medications or treatment the person has taken and is currently on, and how well they are responding to the treatment (intraperitoneal or hemodialysis). The better controlled the illness the less impact on fertility. ...Read more
Not good: Limited data last I checked, but consensus is that it is likely harmful. How harmful is variable and obviously depends on usage. Studies on tobacco and male fertility are sketchy but suggest around 15% reduction per conception cycle. It's not a good idea (for alot of reasons) for men when trying to conceive. ...Read more
Dose-dependent: Regardless of dose, all male patients even considering fathering children in the future should ask about fertility preservation (such as sperm cryopreservation) before any treatment with radiation or chemotherapy. This is an extremely important point that all patients and multi-disciplinary physician teams should be proactive about so that fertility options are explored prior to treatment. ...Read more
Kidney failure can.: It's probably not the dialysis, but the REASON a person is on dialysis, that can impact both sexual function and fertility. For example, if a man is diabetic or has high blood pressure, he may have difficulty getting and maintaining erections as a result of the disease, the medications needed, or blood flow to the genital area. Talk to your doctor about what can be done to evaluate this! ...Read more
Three options. ..: Most times you give a sample by masturbation - fertility clinics have private collection rooms. For men unwilling/unable to collect in office, many clinics will allow you to collect at home in a container they provide then bring it in within 45-60 mins, keeping the cup at body temperature. Some guys can only ejaculate with intercourse; a nontoxic condom can be used to collect but it's not ideal. ...Read more
It doesn't: Men can be fertile well into old age. Over 50, there may start to be a gradual decline but no drastic decline. ...Read more
Other than to correct male fertility issues are there other reasons to have a varicocele corrected?
Yes: Sometimes varicoceles can be large. They may be painful or unsightly, and patients prefer that they are reduced or removed. ...Read more
Are there supplements that my husband can take to help male fertility? Anything for female fertility?
Here are some. ..: Although the touting for magic supplements for infertility abounds, their effects for such have never well studied in humans despite some suggestive help in animal lab. Thus far, there has been no known supplements to enhance male or female fertility. Largely, heredity + healthy lifestyle without overindulgence are still the best bid for fertility. ...Read more
I want to increase mainly male fertility through food items. I have a low sperm count. What is suggested?
I want to increase my male fertility through food items because I have low sperm count. What should I eat?
Is it possible that cosmetics (creams, sunless tan...) reduce male fertility? Is it realist? Minimal possibility exist?
I have: Not seen valid studies on this. So I don't feel this information is accurate. ...Read more
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