Inability to conceive a child might be due to low sperm count, abnormal sperm function, or any blockage in the duct that delivers sperm. An infertile man has symptoms like erectile dysfunction, pain or swelling in the testicular region, frequent respiratory infections, gynecomastia, less body hair, etc.
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How does a urologist diagnose low testosterone?
Query: Hi doctor,We are planning for a baby but I have a low sex drive. I am having sex twice a month. I have fatigue, stress, and low energy. I am standing for almost ten hours a day due to my job. After doing our routine check-up, we are planning to do IVF. The doctor advised me to do a semen analysis an... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the sent reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please mention the months planned for having a baby. All the parameters are fine except for two things. Your serum testosterone is low and semen analysis shows that your sperm count i... Read Full »
Can an undescended testis cause infertility?
Query: Hello doctor, One of my testicles is not descended completely to the sac. I am 31 years old and not married yet. I have few queries regarding this. Do I need surgery? Does it affect fertility? Does it have any adverse effect on my sex life? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This condition is known as cryptorchidism (absence of one or both testes in the scrotum). If one of the testes has not descended as yet, then ideally it may have become dysfunctional already depending on the location of the testis, if it is still intra-abdominal or i... Read Full »
I took a semen test as my wife is unable to conceive. Kindly help.
Query: Hi doctor,I am a 29-year-old male. I took a semen test as my wife is unable to conceive. Kindly help.Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your semen is normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a slight reduction in rapidly active sperms. You can have a course of antibiotics like tablet Levofloxacin 500 mg once a day for 10 days. Any infection causing that problem will be resolved.... Read Full »
What has to be done to cure infertility in a male?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old male suffering from infertility. Recent semen analysis test shows no sperm found in semen, FSH- 0.08, LH- 0.02. Total test 3460.80 results. What should I do? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from azoospermia. Pre and post-testicular azoospermia are frequently correctible, while testicular azoospermia is usually permanent. Go for serum prolactin level, a testicular biopsy may be required to find out the exact cause so I would advise you to co... Read Full »
Attaching ultrasound and semen analysis report. Is my report may cause infertility?
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from varicocele. I am attaching my ultrasound and semen analysis report. Please clarify me if it is infertility. Can I join the gym? I love to exercise. I feel no pain and all my body functions are good. I have varicocele for almost five years now. I am not on any medicatio... Read Full »
Dr. Satpute Ganeshkumar Suresh
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your reports are not suggestive of infertility (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have a good sperm count with good progressive motility. Generally, sperm count less than 20 million is an indicative of infertility. You can join a gym and can do exerc... Read Full »
How does Finasteride 1 mg cause male infertility?
Query: Hello doctor, If high testosterone levels mean higher sexual drive, how come Finasteride 1 mg causes infertility in men? Thanks. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your assumption is not correct. Finasteride is an oral tablet available in several brand names such as Proscar and Propecia. It is also available as a generic drug in some places. Uses of Finasteride are; 1) Finasteride is used to treat the symptoms of an enlarged... Read Full »
Can chlamydia infection cause permanent problems in male fertility?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. Earlier this year, I had chlamydia infection for about four months. I have been clear of the infection since about seven months. Now, my partner and I are trying to conceive. I had a semen analysis and the results were not great. The worst part is the morpholog... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chlamydia is one of the major reasons for this situation along with other factors like smoking, and alcohol. Complete the course of antibiotics given by your doctor to improve your semen. Also quit smoking, and alcohol consumption if you are taking.Yes, there are goo... Read Full »
A 43-year-old male has growth hormone deficiency and is worried if it will cause him infertility. Can you please help?
Query: Hi doctor, I am asking this query on behalf of a male patient who is 43 years old. He recently got married and has no kids. He is a non-smoker and non-alcoholic. He weighs 72 kgs and is 156 cm tall. He has no neurological manifestations. He had a growth hormone deficiency at age six and received med... Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I just read your query, and I can understand your concern. As long as his FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) and testosterone levels are normal, there is no cause for concern. Leutinizing hormone is necessary for female ovulation, and for males, the testosterone levels a... Read Full »
How to treat oligospermia, asthenozoospermia and leukospermia?
Query: Hello doctor, I have oligospermia with asthenozoospermia and leukospermia. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I checked your report (attachments removed to protect patient's identity). You have oligozoospermia and asthenozoospermia. There are multiple causes for these issues. A low concentration oligozoospermia is the sperm count of less than 15 ... Read Full »
Kindly go through my semen analysis report and help me.
Query: Hi doctor, I have a total sperm count of 38.4. I am addicted to alcohol, and I took a drink four days ago. I am trying for a baby for two months. I have a history of seizure. I am taking Levera 500 mg, Oxetol 450 mg and Cloba 20 mg. Could I take Folic acid? Can you check my report and help me out... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and it is evident that your sperm count is low along with high abnormal forms as well. This is called oligoasthenozoospermia. You have to avoid alcohol completely if you wish to increase you... Read Full »