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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Sterility (Overview)

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How can I treat sterility?

How can I treat sterility?

Depends: Depends on the cause. Some causes are correctable and unfortunately others may no be. A visit to and evaluation by a fertility specialist should expose the underlying cause and treat based on the findings. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sterility (Overview)

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Are there any symptoms of sterility in men?

Are there any symptoms of sterility in men?

No: There are no reliable symptoms of infertility in a male at any age; the only 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 are the main signs of sterility for men?

What are the main signs of sterility for men?

Sperm testing: There's no way to know if a man is sterile without a semen analysis. ...Read more

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Will orchitis cause sterility?

Will orchitis cause sterility?

Very rarely: There is not much published information on the exact percentage of patients with fertility problems after orchitis, but orchitis of only one testicle should not decrease fertility as long as the other testicle is normal. After orchitis of both testes, some reports say about 10% of men will have decreased fertility, and very rarely will a man become sterile. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sterility?

What is the treatment for sterility?

None: People often use the term sterile meaning infertile. Infertility may be treatable. Cause is determined by performing a comprehensive personal history, family history followed by a physical exam. If nothing is found, then imaging studies may be done to find structural damage. Hormone levels are tested in men and women. Men receive sperm analysis. Women are checked for ovulation. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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If I neglected gonhorrea for many years (8-10), what I risk beyond PID and sterility?

If I neglected gonhorrea for many years (8-10), what I risk beyond PID and sterility?

Disseminated GC: Wow. First think of the risk you would be to any person you were in relationship with. Second, what about the gonoccocal arthritis, brain disease, kidney failure etc. It would not cause death. It would cause a life of agony and you could become the I showed your question to a medical student and he was as horrified by this choice as I was thinking of those you would infect. ...Read more

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Can taking pregnancy prevention pills before having the first baby lead to sterility?

Prevention pills?: Do you mean birth control pills? They absolutely 100% do not lead to any fertility problems. ...Read more

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What causes sterility?

Infections are a: Common cause of tubal damage which causes sterility. They can also lead to male infertility. Endometriosis and PCOS can lead to sub-fertility. Older female age also lowers fertility. ...Read more

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How can I treat sterility?

Depends: Depends on the cause. Some causes are correctable and unfortunately others may no be. A visit to and evaluation by a fertility specialist should expose the underlying cause and treat based on the findings. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is male sterility reversible?

Is male sterility reversible?

Sometimes: Two broad categories: decrease or no sperm production or obstruction in the ducts that convey sperm from testes to outside. The treatment generally is: if there are sperm in the ejaculate they can be used for insemination or ivf with intracytoplasmic sperm injection into the egg. No medicine or surgery prove effective so far. ...Read more

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Can spironolactonecause sterility?

Can spironolactonecause sterility?

No: First of all the medicine is quickly reversible. It does not affect the ovaries at all. In men it can reduce male hormones levels. Usually the underlying reason men take is an issue for fertility not the medicine itself. In women it can lead to irregular periods while taking it but again the effects are reversible. ...Read more

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Are there any symptoms of sterility in men?

No: There are no reliable symptoms of infertility in a male at any age; the only 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 are the main signs of sterility for men?

Sperm testing: There's no way to know if a man is sterile without a semen analysis. ...Read more

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What are the some causes of female sterility?

What are the some causes of female sterility?

Age, anatomy, hormones: Reasons for female infertility include age. Fertility declines significantly after age 40. Chromosomal or genetic conditions like turner's syndrome are cause. She may have abnormal anatomy such as a malformed uterus which cannot support pregnancy. Lack of ovulation due to ovarian cysts or hormones are problems. Chemotherapy can cause early menopause. Some women don't know when to have sex. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with sterility?

Non-specific: In males none at all; in females the most common are irregular or absent periods. This doesn't always mean 'sterility' but can suggest below-normal fertility. No 'symptoms' are terribly specific, testing is the place to start. ...Read more

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What are the reasons for sterility in man;all possible causes?

What are the reasons for sterility in man;all possible causes?

Many: I cannot fully answer with 400 characters. See a male specialist but think about meds, drugs, alcohol, smoking, obesity, exercise, heat (hot tubs etc), varicocele, undies ended testicles, vasectomy, poor sperm without cause, no sperm. Don't forget the female partner matters too. Treatments available for most of these problems. ...Read more

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How can men combat sterility?

How can men combat sterility?

See a REI specialist: See a reproductive endocrinologist if you and your partner are trying to conceive, who may also refer you to a urologist. Tests for men with low sperm count include hormone testing: total testosterone, estradiol, lh, fsh, tsh, prolactin. Some need genetic testing. If we find hormone issues some guys get better sperm counts with Anastrozole (off-label use) or clomid (clomiphene). Hcg & fsh shots are used rarely. ...Read more

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Will orchitis cause sterility?

Very rarely: There is not much published information on the exact percentage of patients with fertility problems after orchitis, but orchitis of only one testicle should not decrease fertility as long as the other testicle is normal. After orchitis of both testes, some reports say about 10% of men will have decreased fertility, and very rarely will a man become sterile. ...Read more

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Can mumps cause sterility in men?

Possible: Although mumps can cause one or both testis to become inflamed in as many as 30% of teens or adults, sterility is rarely seen. Occasional reduction in size and or difference in size is seen after it resolves, they appear to recover in most cases. ...Read more

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Does mumps really cause permanent sterility?

Does mumps really cause permanent sterility?

Rare if ever: In the years before vaccines were available, teens and adults who suffered from mumps ran the risk of testis involvement and injury. For a few that meant sterility.It rarely if ever followed childhood mumps. Today, the broad use of vaccines in this country make the possibility remote. ...Read more

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Does prolonged use of prescribed equity methadone cause sterility?

Does prolonged use of prescribed equity methadone cause sterility?

No: The effects might not be zero, but they are small on fertility. Higher on libido, and sexual function, but not that much of an effect on those either. ...Read more

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I read a blog post about sterility. But I'm still not clear - what is it?

Pretty rare: Sterility is the absolute inability to conceive. With all of the tools we now have sterility is very unusual. Impaired fertility is not uncommon, but we can successfully help most couples conceive. ...Read more

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What are the chances of male sterility if mumps are contracted in adulthood?

What are the chances of male sterility if mumps are contracted in adulthood?

Rare: Sterility is rare even in cases of bilateral orchitis. Affected testes may atrophy resulting in cosmetic imbalance, though. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sterility and is there any way to counter this condition?

Non-specific: In males none at all; in females the most common are irregular or absent periods. This doesn't always mean 'sterility' but can suggest below-normal fertility. No 'symptoms' are terribly specific, testing is the place to start. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sterility?

None: People often use the term sterile meaning infertile. Infertility may be treatable. Cause is determined by performing a comprehensive personal history, family history followed by a physical exam. If nothing is found, then imaging studies may be done to find structural damage. Hormone levels are tested in men and women. Men receive sperm analysis. Women are checked for ovulation. ...Read more

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Can daily masturbation lead to sterility?

Can daily masturbation lead to sterility?

No: If it did, the human race might die out. Especially, most teenaged males enjoy their bodies around once a day. Daily ejaculation reduces sperm counts slightly because less fluid is absorbed. There are people who want to manipulate you who will tell you that this will make it harder to become a father. This is simply not true, and I'm sorry somebody troubled you in this way. ...Read more

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Does mastuburate leads to infertility or sterility?

Does mastuburate leads to infertility or sterility?

No: Masturbation in moderation is considered a healthy practice with no adverse outcomes or complications. ...Read more

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Could prolonged use of opiate pain medication cause sterility?

Could prolonged use of opiate pain medication cause sterility?

Doubtful: Prolonged use of opiate pain medication is associated with decreased levels of testosterone. This may change personality and eventually libido. Bio-identical hormone treatment and decreasing opiate medication may be helpful. ...Read more

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In a recent semen analysis the percent strict criteria kruger's was 0. Is this a sign of total sterility? Is there any ways to improve that number?

Worrisome: That's a worrisome finding. It may be worth repeating once more, or a good time to visit with a urologist with skills in male fertility. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What injuries can cause female sterility from a very young age? Also, how bad would they need to be? (i am writing a novel with a sterile character)

What injuries can cause female sterility from a very young age? Also, how bad would they need to be? (i am writing a novel with a sterile character)

Infection: A pelvic infection could cause early sterility. Most common would be a congenital abnormality like a mullerian abnormality. Chromosomal problems like turner's syndrome are associated with early infertility as well. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Can wearing tight boxers causes sterility?

Can wearing tight boxers causes sterility?

No: While tight underwear can raise testicular temperature, which may reduce sperm production, it's unlikely to cause sterility (the total inability to father children). Men who are trying to conceive may do better with loose-fitting boxers but it's not a major factor. ...Read more

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What're the differences between impotence and sterility?

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What're the differences between impotence and sterility?

Impotence/sterility: Impotence is when erection or penetration fails due to psychological reasons such as worry, or physiological reasons such as prostate. Sterility is inability to produce offspring or to conceive. ...Read more

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Can trichomoniasis lead to sterility?

Can trichomoniasis lead to sterility?

Yes, sometimes: Trichomonas is an std caused by a single-celled parasite (it has 4 flagellae "tails" and can "swim"). In men, trichomonas infections have been reported to cause decreased sperm count and decreased sperm movement, leading to a greater risk of infertility. In women, trichomonas increases the risk of infertility by causing pelvic inflammatory disease in the fallopian tubes and connected areas. ...Read more