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What Causes Men To Not Be Able To Have Children
Many causes: Whatever prevents a man from being able to have intercourse and ejaculate semen with normal parameters into vagina can lead to male factor infertility. It includea, but is not limited to, erectile dysfunction, ejaculatory dysfunction, low or absent sperm count, low motility, low morphology, endocrine dysfunction, medical comorbidities, meds, drug use, etc. Best to obtain a urological evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know propecia (finasteride) can cause sexual dysfunction, but is there any possibility it can lead to fertility problems in men?
"Hydroxyurea may affect fertility (ability to have children), whether a man or a woman."Please advice..
Chemotherapy: it is a chemotherapy drug (a mild one, that doesn't have severe side effects, once it has been checked, worries about it lowering blood counts too much are not much). It does lower sperm quality and that effect can last after it is stopped. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17316339 ...Read more
Would nolvadex (tamoxifen) restore fertility in a man with hypogonadatropic hypogonadism caused by a prolactinoma? If so, how long would it take?
Fertility for Men: Yes. It depends on the cause of the infertility. If it is due to an infection or venous congestion, these have no proven value. However, certain drugs such as clomid, (clomiphene) can increase free testosterone and thereby increase sperm production. Nutrition centers sell numerous "blends" that purport to do the same thing - i would be very cautious about trying any of these without a doctor's consultation. ...Read more
Male fertility: A healthy diet and a healthy weight go a long way for male fertility. Limiting or avoiding alcohol and tobacco products also helps. Use of vitamin c (500mg), vitamin e (400 iu), and l-carnitine (1gm) all twice daily can also help. Co-q supplements and use of preseed lubricant has also been shown to possibly help. Lastly, stay away from testosterone supplements. ...Read more
Blood pressure meds: One of the most common types of blood pressure medications in use today are calcium channel blockers - amlodipine, verapamil, Nifedipine are just some examples. Many doctors who prescribe this medication are not aware that they can cause a reversible male infertility. Sperm heads contain many calcium channels that help them to fertilize the egg. These drugs can block fertilization. ...Read more
See urologist : Management of "male infertility" depends on the nature and etiology of male infertility. For example, mildly decreased sperm count or severe (no sperm). There are several causes for having a low sperm count. Best to seek a urological evaluation to possibly determine the cause of an abnormal semen analysis. The etiology will determine the best option to correct the problem, if possible. ...Read more
Male fertility: This trend has been described but is probably over-dramatized in the media (no surprise there?) some estimates are that male fertility (which is not strictly defined) is dropping by around 2% per year. Proposed reasons are stress, unhealthy lifestyles, and chemical exposures in the environment. ...Read more
No reason for ....: Nutritional supplement of such has no reason to suppress egg production or hormonal change. But, for more detailing, please ask your Doc and work with her/him. Best wish... ...Read more
About equal: In a reproductive clinic it is most common to find contributory factors on both the male and female side of the subfertility problem. Testing is more exhaustive for women and most initial therapy includes treating the woman in some way. Ivf/icsi, for example is used to treat severe male factor, even if the woman is "normal", and that therapy involves extensive manipulation of the woman's system. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it more common for men to not have fertility problems than for men to have fertility problems?
It does not: I'm very sorry that somebody told you this. The "scientific basis" is the discovery that sperm counts per unit volume of semen are lower if a man ejaculates frequently. The reason is that more fluid is reabsorbed during abstinence. There is nothing "spiritual" about telling or believing untruths about your body; growing up is difficult enough as it is. Think about the girl you'll marry. Cheers. ...Read more
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