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    Does testosterone affect sperm shape?

    The following statement may sound very innacurate but I heard/read that when you are taking testosterone your sperm deforms. This ends up affecting the health of the fetus as it grows, is this true? I have research and read a few papers on the effects of testosterone on sperm and I have not...
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    Fertility treatment and sperm analysis kits

    My husband (26) and I have been trying to conceive for about 8 months now. I'm not overly concerned yet, but just getting curious about trying an at home sperm analysis kit. Any recommendations what to look for? He has been on Clomid for nearly a year now, and while his lab results have greatly...
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    HCG and Testosterone Cypionate and wife is pregnant!!!!

    Attached is my recent sperm analysis (July 1st, 2020) and my HCG & T protocol. For the past 2.5 years I’ve been taking 300 IU’s .1 2x week HCG and 80mg .4 2x week T Cyp. My testes have mild atrophy, but decent sperm load and I notice a difference the longer I go without HCG. I decided to get...
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    Should TRT + HCG negatively affect Sperm - can I hop off?

    Due to very high SHBG and low Free T looking to start TRT. Have done multiple sperm and blood tests. Can I start TRT + HCG and if my sperm results are poor in 2 months can I hope off without any major consequence?
  5. Nelson Vergel

    How Fertility is Decreasing in Men

    I highly recommend watching this Netflix episode. Great information for all men
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    TRT and sterility

    Greetings. So, i just got the results from my semen analysis. It says that i have no sperm in my semen. Now, i've been on TRT for excacly 9 months. Is it normal that i've been sterilized after such time? And is there a hope of brining me back 'online' sometime in a future? Because i am NOT...
  7. Nelson Vergel

    Sperm FNA Mapping: Looking Beyond the Conventional to Find New Hope for Infertile Men

    From Dr Paul Terek Two decades ago, the field of male infertility held two new truths: That men without sperm in the ejaculate can have sperm in the testicle, and that testicular sperm could be used to create babies with IVF-ICSI. We also learned that testicular sperm tends to be located in...
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    Keep Your Testicles Cool for Best Fertility

    Effect of scrotal heating on sperm quality, seminal biochemical substances, and reproductive hormones in human fertile men. At present, male contraceptive methods are only vasectomy and condoms, so it is necessary to research on male contraceptive techniques. The aim of this study is to observe...
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    Causes Of Male Infertility

    Causes Of Male Infertility Male infertility is most often due to three factors: 1) blockages that prevent the delivery of sperm; 2) low sperm count; and 3) misshapen or immobile sperm cells. However, because the process is so delicate, many related factors can also contribute to the overall...
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    Best hCG Dose with TRT: 17-Hydroxyprogesterone Lab Test

    The use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) increases blood levels of testosterone but, surprisingly, it decreases the level of testosterone inside the testicles (Intratesticular testosterone or ITT). ITT is key for proper sperm production. This ITT decrease is due to the LH and FSH shut...
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    Antioxidants for the treatment of male infertility: an overview

    Almost 15% of all couples trying to conceive are affected by infertility, and in almost half of these cases male infertility is the sole or a contributing factor.1 Male infertility can have several causes. The most common is idiopathic oligoasthenoteratozoospermia (OAT),2 which is a condition in...
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    Fertility: Sperm count up after adding HCG to TRT

    Long story short i was on TRT for a few months without HCG and after doing a sperm analysis results came up as ZERO count (before TRT my sperm count was normal and i had a child). Since then i changed doctors and I am using 400ui HCG 2x a week. After 9 weeks i did the sperm analysis again and...
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    Medical Treatment of Male Infertility

    Infertility is a major medical problem in the United States, affecting approximately 2.4 million, or an estimated 1 in 6, couples.1 Infertility is described as the inability to conceive after 1 year of unprotected, adequately timed intercourse. An individual who has never conceived before has...
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    Stress Reduces Sperm Quality

    Psychological stress and testicular function: a cross-sectional study of 1,215 Danish men. Nordkap L, et al. Fertil Steril. 2016. Abstract OBJECTIVE: To study the associations between self-reported psychological stress, semen quality, and serum reproductive hormones among young Danish men...
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    Time on TRT and Age Predict HCG Response

    Abstract from AUA2016.org Duration of Testosterone Therapy and Male Age Predict Time to Return of Normal Total Motile Sperm Count after Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Therapy Authors: Taylor P. Kohn*, Matthew R. Louis, Stephen M. Pickett, Mark C. Lindgren, Alexander W. Pastuszak, Larry I...
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    Certain Sunscreen Lotions Can Decrease Sperm Count in Men

    Ultraviolet filters mimic progesterone, interfere with sperm function BOSTON — Certain ultraviolet filters commonly found in sunscreens induce a calcium signal in human sperm, mimicking progesterone and affecting sperm function, according to study findings presented here...
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    Ejaculation Frequency and Risk of Prostate Cancer: Updated Results after a Decade

    Ejaculation Frequency and Risk of Prostate Cancer: Updated Results with an Additional Decade of Follow-up By: Jennifer R. Ridera b 1 ⁎ , Kathryn M. Wilsona c 1, Jennifer A. Sinnotta d, Rachel S. Kellyc, Lorelei A. Muccia c and Edward L. Giovannuccia c e European Urology, March 2016...
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    Your Choice in Underwear May Affect Your Sperm Health

    Choice of underwear and male fecundity in a preconception cohort of couples JO - Andrology SN - 2047-2927 Summary Our objective was to investigate the relationship between male underwear-type worn during daytime/bedtime and male fecundity as measured by semen quality and...
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    Lab-grown sperm makes healthy offspring

    Sperm have been made in the laboratory and used to father healthy baby mice in a pioneering move that could lead to infertility treatments. The Chinese research took a stem cell, converted it into primitive sperm and fertilized an egg to produce healthy pups. The study, in the Journal Cell...
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    Recovery of sperm production following testosterone replacement or anabolic steroids

    The use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) for hypogonadism continues to rise, particularly in younger men who may wish to remain fertile. Concurrently, awareness of a more pervasive use of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) within the general population has been appreciated. Both TRT and...
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    HPV Can Decrease Sperm Count and Quality

    Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2015 Oct 4;29:272. eCollection 2015. The prevalence of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection in the oligospermic and azoospermic men. Nasseri S1, Monavari SH2, Keyvani H3, Nikkhoo B4, Vahabpour Roudsari R5, Khazeni M6. BACKGROUND: Human papilloma virus (HPV)...
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    Top Supplements That Improve Sperm Quality

    Coenzyme Q-10: Coenzyme Q10 supplementation in infertile men with low-grade varicocele: an open, uncontrolled pilot study. Festa R, et al. Andrologia. 2014. Abstract Many conditions associated with male infertility are inducers of oxidative stress, including varicocele. Antioxidants, such...
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    Ginger plus cinnamon increase sperm count and quality in rats with diabetes

    The Anti-Oxidant Effects of Ginger and Cinnamon on Spermatogenesis Dysfunction of Diabetes Rats. Authors Khaki A1, Khaki AA1, Hajhosseini L2, Golzar FS1, Ainehchi N1. Journal Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. 2014 Jun 4;11(4):1-8. eCollection 2014. Affiliation Abstract BACKGROUND: Diabetes...
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    Long term melatonin supplementation may decrease sperm quality in men

    [h=2]Melatonin administration alters semen quality in healthy men.[/b][h=3]Authors[/b]Luboshitzky R, et al.[h=3]Journal[/b]J Androl. 2002 Jul-Aug;23(4):572-8. [h=3]Affiliation[/b][h=3]Comment in[/b]J Androl. 2004 Mar-Apr;25(2):185-6; author reply 186-7. [h=3]Abstract[/b]The role of melatonin in...
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    Are you killing your fertility with plastics?

    "... studies in the United States have also suggested links between phthalate exposure and apparent sperm damage in men. The findings are supported by a host of animal studies, particularly in rats, which have shown that the compounds can interfere with masculinization of young animals and...
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    Rochester NY Testosterone Study Looking for Patients- But Read Nelson's warnings

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    Now on TRT plus HCG to preserve fertility

    Hello, all. I am very excited to report that I started testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) on Saturday. After years of being tired and depressed with poor concentration and low libido, I was diagnosed as secondary hypogonadal about 15 months ago. Under the guidance of doctors, I have had...
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    Interview with Dr. Michael Scally about Testosterone and Its Side Effects- Part 2

    Part 1: Here NV: Can you tell us about your experience with prescribing different options for TRT? Have you seen any difference in using gels versus injections? Is there any advantage or disadvantage to using either one? MS: Injectable, transdermal, buccal, and oral testosterone...
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    Exposure to Phthalates Decreases Testosterone and Sperm Quality in Men

    Phthalates are used in a large variety of products, from enteric coatings of pharmaceutical tablets and nutritional supplements to viscosity control agents, gelling agents, film formers, stabilizers,dispersants, lubricants, binders, emulsifying agents, and suspending agents. End-applications...
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    Men: Want to have a baby but can't? Read this paper

    This is probably the best relatively short medical review of male infertility I have read in a long time. A must read for those of you who are having issues in that area. Quotes: About 15% of couples have difficulty conceiving, and in approximately 30% of these couples only the man has...
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