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How does minoxidil affect male fertility?

How does minoxidil affect male fertility?

Doesn't: Topical Minoxidil probably has no effect on male fertility. Finasteride (propecia) has been implicated in reduced fertility that is reversible upon discontinuing the medicine. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Male Fertility (Definition)

Male fertility is a field of study in which a person looks at the causes of infertility that men have, plus the treatments of such problems. Men can have low testosterone, poor sperm production, abnormal ducts/tubes that carry sperm, erection problems, ejaculation (climax) difficulties, etc... Doctors who specialize in male fertility ...Read more


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Can minoxidl 5% effects male fertility? My husband start using it for hair loss and we are trying to.conceive since last 2 years

Can minoxidl 5% effects male fertility? My husband start using it for hair loss and we are trying to.conceive since last 2 years

There is very little: data and most of it is on the older oral Minoxidil which was used for high blood pressure. The absorption of topical Minoxidil is very minimal. Neither the oral or the topical seems to have any adverse effects of male fertility. ...Read more

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Increase male fertility?

Increase male 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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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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How is male fertility measured?

How is male fertility measured?

Semen analysis: 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

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What are the tests for male fertility?

What are the tests for male fertility?

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

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What are factors that affect male fertility?

Lots of things: Stay healthy. All things in moderation. Avoid stress. Read about the things that affect male fertility in detail at: http://theturekclinic.Com/services/male-fertility/male-infertility-evaluation/. ...Read more

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Could IBS affect male fertility?

Could IBS affect male fertility?

No: Ibs is an inflammatory disease of the bowel. It does not affect the testicles and should not cause infertility. ...Read more

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Can kidney dialysis effect male fertility ?

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

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How are male fertility and marijuana related?

How are male fertility and marijuana related?

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

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


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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more