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How does gonorrhea affect the reproductive system?

How does gonorrhea affect the reproductive system?

Invasion: Gc passes from one to another via intimate contact. If this involves the genitals, it invades the male urine tube and can be found in the sperm producing gland and structures. Pain on voiding is common as is discharge. In females, it can invade the outside glands, the lining of the cervix, uterus and fallopian tube (abdominal pain).It can invade the blood in either sex & reduce fertility in both. ...Read more

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How can repeatedly lifting heavy objects affect the health of the male reproductive system?

How can repeatedly lifting heavy objects affect the health of the male reproductive system?

No, as I know, but..: Lifting heavy objects should not affect male reproductive health unless one used steroid especially testosterone for body building or someone are born with some weak abdominal muscle which may lead to occurrence of inguinal hernia. Beyond these, it is unlikely to affect male reproductive organs from heavy lifting. ...Read more

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What is part of the male reproductive system?

What is part of the male reproductive system?

Testicle, Vas, SV: The male reproductive system includes the testicles, which empty into the epidydimus, into the vas deferens, which joins with the seminal vesicles to form the ampulla which empties into the prostate on each side. The majority of the seminal fluid is from the prostate and seminal vesicles, only a fraction is composed of spermatozoa. ...Read more

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What can you do to keep a healthy male reproductive system?

What can you do to keep a healthy male reproductive system?

Prevention: To keep a healthy male repro system use safe sex practices (i.e., condoms), use protective wear when playing sports (i.e., a "cup") and do not smoke or use any tobacco products. Eat healthy & exercise to prevent hb pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. Regular ejaculation during the younger years can also improve prostate health later in life. And avoid heat: yes. Hot tubs are bad! ...Read more

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Which organs of the male reproductive system make semen?

Which organs of the male reproductive system make semen?

Prostate etc.: Semen comes from the prostate, seminal vesicles and sperm from the epididymis and testicles. ...Read more

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What are the accessory glands in the male reproductive system?

What are the accessory glands in the male reproductive system?

See remarks: There are several accessory glands
1) prostate & seminal vesicles :they provide a medium & reservoir for the sperm. The bulk of the ejaculate is the product of these 2 organs. (the sperm is a minute part of the ejaculate.
2) Littre glands : these glands below the prostate provide lubrication
These are the basic accessory glands ...Read more

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Does prolonged heat from a jacuzzis cause damage to the male reproductive system?

No: You might be not is likely to be able to conceive for a while, when there is no long term damage to the "mechanism", unless testicles are really "cooked", which is unlikely in jacuzzi. ...Read more

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What parts of the male reproductive system and the female reproductive system does HVI effect?

What parts of the male reproductive system and the female reproductive system does HVI effect?

Does not affect any: HIV causes Immune deficiency and patients are more prone to infections which most people with normal immune system do not get
HIV does not directly have ant effect on the male or female reproductive system but are more prone to infections of the reproductive system indirectly ...Read more

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Will intercourse more than once a day cause damage to the male reproductive system?

Will intercourse more than once a day cause damage to the male reproductive system?

No: If you can do it, it will not damage your reproductive system. If you do it too much, you will not like it for a while, which is the mechanism that your body tells you it is more than it can take. ...Read more

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What does tobacco smoking do to the male reproductive system?

What does tobacco smoking do to the male reproductive system?

Decrease Sperm Count: Smoking both decreases sperm count and chance of pregnancy. A matter of fact, smoking decreases the chance of pregnancy by almost half for couples doing ivf. ...Read more

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Can SLS and parabens cause cancer and damage the male reproductive system?

Can SLS and parabens cause cancer and damage the male reproductive system?

No: Please forgive my frankness. The SLS claim is made up. The parabens claims have little biologic plausibility for breast cancer (the main focus) and have resisted demonstration. If you're reading a site claiming there's a terrible conspiracy and cover-up, you should be able to recognize disinformation. We live in a sea of carcinogens, mostly unavoidable; pepper, orange juice, and so forth. ...Read more

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On which structure is a vasectomy performed in the male reproductive system?

On which structure is a vasectomy performed in the male reproductive system?

Vas deferens: The vas deferens is cut and usually a portion removed. In some procedures a clip is placed on it. It is usually then tied off. ...Read more

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How does the male reproductive system produce the fluids that mix with sperm to make semen?

How does the male reproductive system produce the fluids that mix with sperm to make semen?

Prostate: The prostate gland and seminal vesicles make semen. The vas deferens, the sperm tube, carries sperm into the ejaculatory duct in the urethra where sperm and fluid mix to be ejaculated. ...Read more

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What is the structure in the male reproductive system which blocks urine from mixing with semen? Could that malfunction?

What is the structure in the male reproductive system which blocks urine from mixing with semen? Could that malfunction?

Prostate gland: Prostate gland is the organ that produce seminal fluid and regulate semen expulsion. Yes, it may malfuntion. You need to see urologist to evaluate your problem. ...Read more

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Can frequent ejaculation of sperm have a negative effect on the male reproductive system?

Can frequent ejaculation of sperm have a negative effect on the male reproductive system?

No: There is no damage.
If you do it more often, than your body can take it, it will become unpleasant and/or you will lose interest for a while. ...Read more

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Does the male reproductive system need any vitamins or supplements used on a normal basis?

No: No, not in particular. There is some speculation that saw palmetto can help with male prostate health later in life, but the studies thus far have not been supportive of this. In general, eat healthy, exercise regularly, use safe sex practices, do not smoke or use tobacco products and wear protection while playing sports; these are the best practices to follow for good male reproductive health. ...Read more

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Do body building supplements have an effect on the male reproductive system? Not referring to steroids.

What's in them?: Probably no effect, but since supplements are not regulated and can apparently contain any number of things it's not possible to say for sure. Good wishes. ...Read more

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How can young men take care of their reproductive health?

How can young men take care of their reproductive health?

Avoid STDs: Main thing is to use proper protection (condoms) to avoid infections. Also, avoid testosterone supplements which can shut down your sperm production. ...Read more

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Dr I am male 24 age and diabetic what precautions I should take for sexual and reproductive health?

Control diabetes: Keep your diabetes under the best control, avoid smoking, consume alcohol only occasionally and in small amounts, avoid obesity and hypertension, exercise regularly, use sexual health precautions to avoid sexually transmitted diseases, use a balanced natural healthy diet, I guess you get the point. ...Read more

Dr. Celia Dominguez
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Reproductive Health (Definition)

Reproductive health is a branch of medicine that is concerned with the promotion of safe sexual intercourse practices and the ability ...Read more


Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Male Reproductive System (Definition)

The male reproductive system is a complex organ system that includes hormones and organs such as the testes, various ...Read more