Doctor insights on: 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
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
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
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
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
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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