1) What causes infertility in men?

Infertility in men could be due to genetic defects , developmental due to undescended testis or congenitally small testes, due to varicocele, infections or due to blockage of the vasor the seminal duct. Smoking can also cause decrease in the sperm count.

2) Can We Have Intercourse After Embryo Transfer?

No, we advise you to refrain from intercourse until two weeks after Embryos transfer. After that if you are pregnant, Intercourse is OK after detection of the baby’s heartbeat.

In short it will reduce the sperm count.

3) What increases a man's risk of infertility?

The number and quality of a man's sperm can be affected by his overall health and lifestyle. Some things that may reduce sperm number and/or quality include:

  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Environmental toxins, including pesticides and lead
  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Health problems
  • Medicines
  • Radiation treatment and chemotherapy for cancer
  • Age
4) Can cigarette smoke affect semen?

Yes. Research has shown that regular smoking impacts the sperm in a variety of ways. It decreases the size and movement of these cells and damages their DNA content. Smoking also can impact the seminal fluid, ejaculated with the sperm.

5) Can the use of steroids for body building cause infertility?

Yes. Steroids taken either by mouth or injection can shut down the production of hormones needed for sperm production.

6) Can I experience male factor infertility even if my sperm count is healthy?

Yes, you can experience infertility even if you have a “normal” sperm count. Male factor infertility can be caused by low sperm mobility, malformed sperm, anti-sperm antibodies, poor sperm viability (forward progression) as well as blockages in the sperm ducts that prevent the sperm from entering the semen. Even though your sperm count maybe normal, these other factors can cause infertility and, of course, female fertility potential must also be taken into account.

7) Does Viagra affect male fertility? Will Viagra increase or decrease sperm count?

Viagra has not been proven to affect male fertility. There are no medical studies that show Viagra helps male fertility or has the ability to modify sperm count. Viagra can improve your ability to have and maintain an erection, which does help your ability to have intercourse

8) Is sexual intercourse or masturbation off-limits before a semen analysis?

You should avoid ejaculation for two to five days before giving a specimen for a semen analysis. Sexual activity leads to ejaculation, which can lower your sperm count temporarily and affect the test results. On the day of the test, you need to collect the sample and then deliver it to the laboratory within one hour to obtain the most accurate results.

9) What can a man do to boost fertility?

Semen health can rapidly improve by maintaining a healthy BMI, eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, drinking in moderation and taking vitamin supplements. Taking a daily multivitamin can boost sperm health: Zinc increases sperm count and function, Folic Acid can reduce sperm abnormalities, Vitamin C boosts sperm motility, and Vitamin D assists in healthy sperm development and libido.

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