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Doctor insights on: Most Common Causes Of Male Infertility

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more


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Is male infertility a common problem?

Yes: It is estimated that of all couples who experience infertility, 40% are male factor problems, and in another 20% there are problems with both partners. It's not as dire as it may sound though: male 'infertility' doesn't usually mean the couple can't have a child, just that they may need some help. ...Read more

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What causes male infertility if young?

What causes male infertility if young?

Many causes: Male infertility has many causes and accounts for 40-50% of infertility. If you have infertility then male factors require early diagnosis. The semen analysis is only a small part of the evaluation. See a specialist soon to avoid unnecessary delays. Men benefit from an examination too. Infertility is a couples problem so always consider the partner in the context of treatment. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What causes male infertility if they already had a child?

What causes male infertility if they already had a child?

Many things...: Sperm is produced new in the testicles about every 10 weeks. Over time, things can change. Age can affect sperm over time, as can something called a varicocele. Reproductive toxins in our food, water, air, and workplace can also cause sperm to deteriorate over time. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Do laptops cause male infertility?

Do laptops cause male infertility?

Possibly : Laptops when used excessively on the lap and over the scrotum can lead to increased heat and electromagnetic frequency radiation around the scrotum and testes. Also, wifi devices could have an effect see this link for an article on the topic of electronic/mobile devices and male fertility. http://www.healthymerlin.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/the-daily-reception-vs.-conception.pdf. ...Read more

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Do varicoceles ever cause male infertility?

Do varicoceles ever cause male infertility?

Maybe.: There are many theories why varicocele may cause reduction in count, motility and normal shaped sperm. Although surgical repair of varcocele may improve sperm parameters there is no evidence that it increase the chance of pregnancy in female partners. The decision to repair varicocele to enhance fertility in men is not supported by strong scientific evidence. ...Read more

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What cause male infertility and weak sperms?

Multiple reasons: see your family doctor and determine the underlying cause for male infertility. A full medical history and examination including labs (FSH. LH, Prolactin, Testosterone, etc) and semen analysis. ...Read more

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Can burst appendix in childhood (age 2) cause male infertility?

Can burst appendix in childhood (age 2) cause male infertility?

Wouldn't think so: The involves structures are is totally separate parts of the body.A man who gets past such an event in childhood should not assume any fertility issues would be based on that event. ...Read more

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Does long term methadone maintenance cause male infertility? My boyfriend has been on MMT for 8 years and we want kids in the future.

Does long term methadone maintenance cause male infertility?  My boyfriend has been on MMT for 8 years and we want kids in the future.

It could: long term use of methadone is associated with low testosterone. hopefully he can wean in the future. you can get a sperm count. he can get a testosterone level. also be aware of possible tooth decay from opiates. good luck. ...Read more

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Does chronic Lyme disease cause male infertility?

Does chronic Lyme disease cause male infertility?

Probably not: And besides most academic infectious diseases physicians feel that there really is not such entity as chronic lyme. ...Read more

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I am a 30-year-old man. I have been taking on Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg for 22 days. Could I use it forever? does it cause male infertility? low sperm?

I am a 30-year-old man. I have been taking on Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg for 22 days. Could  I use it forever? does it cause male infertility? low sperm?

Your doctor to guide: Anytime you receive a medication from your doctor, you are expected to ask questions about the medication.Did you not have any such conversation? Anyway Lexapro (escitalopram) is a fairly safe medicine , it will not affect your sperms or fertility. So it can be taken for the long term if needed although most doctors try to stop your antidepressant after the depression has resolved, but some patients need it for ...Read more

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What is male infertility?

What is male infertility?

Defective Sperm: Either the sperm produced are ineffective, not fully mature, have poor mobility or there are no sperm due to injury or development. Even a low number of sperm makes it hard to get pregnant. ...Read more

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What is meant by male infertility ?

What is meant by male infertility ?

Abnormal sperm: Male infertility implies that the infertility is due to the male partner--ie abnormal sperm (low count, low morphology, poor motility) , no sperm, chromosomal abnormality etc. ...Read more

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Male infertility tests procedures, costs?

Male infertility tests procedures, costs?

Semen analysis: All male fertility evaluation starts with a semen analysis, and usually ends there. Men needing further evaluation may include consultation with a urologist, scrotal ultrasound, testicular biopsy, and the list goes on. For costs you need to inquire locally because they vary; in our area semen analysis is usually in the $100-$200 range. ...Read more

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Are there any symptoms of male infertility?

Are there any symptoms of male infertility?

No: There are no reliable symptoms of infertility in a male at any age; the only valid way to identify/diagnosis male factor is with a semen analysis. Performance difficulties such as ed or premature ejaculation are important, but are classified separately. ...Read more

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Are there any signs or symptoms of male infertility?

Are there any signs or symptoms of male infertility?

None: There are no reliable symptoms of infertility in a male at any age; the only valid way to identify/diagnosis male factor is with a semen analysis. Performance difficulties such as ed or premature ejaculation are important, but are classified separately. ...Read more

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What tablets should be taken to cure male infertility?

What tablets should be taken to cure male infertility?

Reframe question: Only a small number of men benefit from medication to improve fertility. If the man does not have reproductive hormones, then replacement (injections) can allow him to produce sperm. Some men who take steroids have few or no sperm - stop hormones and sperm return. Usually poor quality sperm do not benefit from tablets. See a specialist for more details. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Victor Beshay
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Male Infertility (Definition)

Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after one year. Male infertility is when the infertility is determined to be caused by problems ...Read more