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My husband has diabetes and because of that his semen count is less what is the solution?

My husband has diabetes and because of that his semen count is less what is the solution?

Sperm: I think you may mean sperm count, but at any rate I am not aware that diabetes has a negative effect on the sperm count. ...Read more

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Semen is the white, viscous substance that forms the male ejaculate. Semen contains sperm, fructose (nutrition for the sperm), and ...Read more


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I am male, 30 yrs, suffering from type 1 diabetes. Got my semen analysis done where the sperm count is low, mortility almost nil.... Help me out?

I am male, 30 yrs, suffering from type 1 diabetes. Got my semen analysis done where the sperm count is low, mortility almost nil.... Help me out?

Abn sperm, Diabetes: Diabetes like any serious medical problem can affect the sperm. There can be other reasons and the diabetes may not be the problem. I like to think about sperm function and not just count. Some men with low count can have normal function. You need a comprehensive evaluation by a fertility specialist for male infertility (check doc credentials). Treatments are successful even if icsi needed. ...Read more

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I have this sweet taste in my mouth the past two days. No I do not have diabetes, what else causes this?

I have this sweet taste in my mouth the past two days. No I do not have diabetes, what else causes this?

Not sure: Sweet taste in one's mouth is not a symptom of any disease. Diabetes doesn't present with a sweet taste. If you have other symptoms such as burning, plaques on the mucosa or any other symptoms (cold symptoms or phlegm production), this may be related, but then it warrants to be checked by physician. ...Read more

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The tip of my tongue is sometimes numb and there are times that it tastes sweet. Is this from diabetes. I am type 2?

The tip of my tongue is sometimes numb and there are times that it tastes sweet. Is this from diabetes. I am type 2?

Not from DM: This is not from dm although I am having a hard time explaining what could be causing this. If it is progressing I would see someone. ...Read more

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Is it diabetes if whenever I eat sweets or drink coke I get a horrible taste in my mouth? It's not metallic just unpleasent.

Is it diabetes if whenever I eat sweets or drink coke I get a horrible taste in my mouth? It's not metallic just unpleasent.

Get home glucose..: Testing kits to check your own sugar level

can do at home with home glucose monitors

100-125 fasting or 2 hours after eating, 140-199= pre-diabetes

> 126 fasting, or >200 2-4 hours after eating = diabetes. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant 9 weeks I wake up every mornin with a weird taste I can describe as sweet and a very dry mouth. Diabetes?

I'm pregnant 9 weeks I wake up every mornin with a weird taste I can describe as sweet and a very dry mouth. Diabetes?

Discuss with OBGYN: Right now your hormones are all over the place, but I would recommend you write down all your symptoms that develop and discuss them with your ob-gyn. Then the doctor can go over your concerns and order any tests that she feels is necessary. ...Read more

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I have a constant sweet taste in my mouth, and I've seen my Dr about it, he has checked for diabetes and checked my blood sugar and both are fine. It?

I have a constant sweet taste in my mouth, and I've seen my Dr about it, he has checked for diabetes and checked my blood sugar and both are fine. It?

Sweet taste: Some patients with primary aldosteronism complain to me of a metallic taste related to high potassium in their saliva. Never heard of only a sweet taste. What meds are you taking? Ever had a low potassium? ...Read more

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Does smoking make semen taste bad?

Does smoking make semen taste bad?

Everything: Smoking makes everything taste bad. Among the trivial things smoking does is damage to your sense of smell and taste. This resolves with stopping smoking, however! ...Read more

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What components in semen are resposible for the "bad" taste?

What components in semen are resposible for the "bad" taste?

Here are some. ..: Doubtlessly, semen odor is related with its certain protein and fats. Since a concern on its odor has been personally unique and not clinically related, there has been no known study to identify a specific component causing "bad" smell. Also, remember: the odor of semen per se and the sense of smell to semen are unique and personal, and usually carries no significant clinical concern. ...Read more

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Does a smoking habit have an effect on the taste of semen a man produces? My gf firmly believes that I would produce a better taste if I smoked less.

Does a smoking habit have an effect on the taste of semen a man produces? My gf firmly believes that I would produce a better taste if I smoked less.

Breath would: Great tactic by gf. I'm sure your breath stinks but she knows that kissing won't motivate you to quit as much as offering you another reward. ...Read more

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What affects the taste of your semen?

What affects the taste of your semen?

Here are some. ..: The study on the taste of semen is lacking and this concern carries no weight for clinical significance so it's been not worth to design such a study to specifically address your question up to this time. At best, the taste of semen seems more an issue teasing curiosity and fantasy than clinical practicality. ...Read more

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Is it bad that my semen tastes like vanilla?

Is it bad that my semen tastes like vanilla?

No science here: Nobody's going to do a major scientific investigation of the flavor of semen, but everybody's body chemistry is different and the elements of your diet can easily gain access to semen. I wouldn't be concerned. ...Read more

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Do certain drinks or foods make your semen taste better?

Do certain drinks or foods make your semen taste better?

No science here: Nobody's going to do a scientific study of this sort of thing. Anecdotally, of course, the answer is "yes", and of course the substances from food in your bloodstream have some access to your semen. It's your body -- feel free to experiment! ...Read more

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What influences the taste of a sperm/semen? How do I make it taste good?

What influences the taste of a sperm/semen? How do I make it taste good?

Not sure: Mix it with some chocolates, ice cream, wine, fruits and any of your favorite food! ...Read more

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Do I have hiv? Sucked on boyfriends neck did see any semen but it tasted salty.

Do I have hiv? Sucked on boyfriends neck did see any semen but it tasted salty.

Unlikely: If your boy friend does not have HIV your risk is zero. If he has HIV your risk is still very small. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV if you suck someones neck and they don't wash they're and touch they're next but u dint see semen on it but it taste funny?

Can you get HIV if you suck someones neck and they don't wash they're and touch they're next but u dint see semen on it but it taste funny?

Unlikely: Hiv lives and reproduces in blood and other body fluids. The following fluids can contain high levels of hiv: blood, semen, breast milk, vaginal fluids, rectal (anal) mucus. Other body fluids and waste products like feces, nasal fluid, saliva, sweat, tears, urine, or vomit don’t contain enough HIV to infect you, unless they have blood mixed in them and you have significant direct contact with them. ...Read more

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I am feeling my mouth becom salt taste akways and I have diabetes?

I am feeling my mouth becom salt taste akways and I have diabetes?

Salty Taste in Mouth: Dehydration. This may be due to inadequate fluid intake or excessive fluid loss. Review your diet. Excessive intake of alcohol or caffeine can cause fluid loss, resulting in dehydration, which can make saliva saltier.
Side effect of certain medications, such as anti-thyroid medications and chemotherapy drugs. Salivary gland diseases and post nasal drainage. ...Read more

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I have diabetes and I take metformin for the condition but I have lost my taste and smell and I wonder if possible side effect?

I have diabetes and I take metformin for the condition but I have lost my taste and smell and I wonder if possible side effect?

Loss or abnormal: Taste and smell are well-known potential side effects of metformin therapy. Discuss w/your physician. There are other drugs available (after diet/exercise/weight loss) but metformin is usually one of the best agents to utilize unless it causes problems that necessitate stopping it. ...Read more

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I have diabetes and I have been taking metformin and I've lost my sense of smell and taste. Is this a side effect of metformin. Could this happen?

I have diabetes and I have been taking metformin and I've lost my sense of smell and taste. Is this a side effect of metformin. Could this happen?

Not metformin: This is nit a side effect of metformin. 2 things you need to do right away. 1) start taking zinc 50 mg daily to restore your taste. 2) see your primary care doctor asap to determine the cause of your sensory loss. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and I've noticed a recurring bad taste in mouth, sour almost im terrified that it could be diabetes, could it?

Not a symptom: Being thirsty all the time and needing to urinate a lot, even overnight, are the cardinal symptoms of diabetes. ...Read more

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I have a strange taste in my mouth. Menthol. I've had it for a couple days now. Just wondering if it's a sign of diabetes?

I have a strange taste in my mouth. Menthol. I've had it for a couple days now. Just wondering if it's a sign of diabetes?

Thirsty/much urine?: The most consistent symptoms of diabetes are thirst and making lots of urine. This even wakes people up from sleep. Patients with type 1 can have a fruity odor on their breath from ketones, but without the thirst and making lots of urine this isn't diabetes. ...Read more

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