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Msg Causing Infertility
No: I'm sorry somebody told you this. It's a claim made by people who want to frighten you for their own dark purposes. If a man ejaculates frequently, his sperm count will be lower because there's less absorption of fluid between events. Enjoying your body keeps you comfortable, lets you focus on other things, and teaches you about your mind & body in preparation for adult life. Think for yourself. ...Read more
No: Not by any mechanism I can think of. ...Read more
Most Likely Not: Keep in mind that the fda discourages the use of HCG in weight control and diet management as it has no established effect on the metabolism of fat or suppression of appetite. Being a hormone, and hence a protein, it will be denatured and rendered inactive by the digestive enzymes when taken orally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends 1 or both: Somewhat & hopefully only slightly reduced fertility with 1 testicle up after puberty & other fully descended. Severe to complete infertility if both testes remain undescended. Fertility should be close to normal if single undescended testis was corrected in very early childhood. Fertility is always reduced if both testes were undescended, worse when they were higher &/or later they were repaired. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Besides impeding ovulation, what other fertility issues can hypo and/or hyperthyroidism cause, if any?
Many: There is a long list of std's that can cause infertility in men such as mumps, tuberculosis, gonorrhea, syphilis and others. There are many other conditions both anatomical as well as environmental that can cause infertility in men. The first step is to do a semen analysis and if abnormal x 2 to see a fertility specialist or a urologist for further evaluation and possible treatment. Good luck.. ...Read more
Generally not but...: If this were a common problem there would be far fewer babies born here in the santa cruz, ca area :) however, there is evidence that heavy marijuana use may lower sperm count somewhat and reduce the ability of sperm to fertilize eggs, but no evidence it causes "infertility" per se. But for couples experiencing fertility issues it would be wise for both partners to reduce or stop marijuana use. ...Read more
SOMETIMES: Women who have endometriosis will have more difficulty getting pregnant then those that do not have endometriosis. Endometriosis will make you less fertile not sterile. So some women do get pregnant despite endometriosis. The more severe the disease the less likely pregnancy will occur on its own. If you have endometriosis try for 6 months to get pregnant and if you don't then see a fertility dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: This is one more unfounded scare story in a world that's difficult enough as-is. Long abstinence results in resorption of some of your fluid but not your sperms, so the sperm count goes up; if you ejaculate often, the sperms are diluted by the fluid that makes them work. That's the basis of the claim that it "lowers your sperm count." embrace being an adult. ...Read more
Can dehydratrion from chronic sweating causing muscle pain an stiffness........or lack of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone , cause it... . ?
Not usually: Dehydration causes dry mouth, fatigue and weakness. Your hormone problems from your chronic diseases and medications can cause muscle soreness. Low Estrogen and Testosterone can cause Tenderness of muscle. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor for a plan to stay active and comfortable. ...Read more
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