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Does varicocele repair improve sperm quality?

Does varicocele repair improve sperm quality?

Posted by on May 9, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at how varicocele repair surgery affects the microscopic shape of sperm. It found that surgery improved sperm shape, movement, and concentration for men with infertility. Some background Varicoceles (VCs) can be a factor in male infertility. VCs are enlarged veins of the scrotum. These enlarged veins heat the testes,...

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Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of male infertility – part 1

Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of male infertility – part 1

Posted by on Feb 21, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell These guidelines reviewed appropriate testing for men in couples with infertility.  Some background Male infertility contributes to half of all cases of infertility. Identifying the cause of infertility is the first step towards managing it. There is ongoing research on the best methods of diagnosing infertility in men. Professional...

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Is infertility associated with overall male health?

Is infertility associated with overall male health?

Posted by on Aug 9, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated overall male health in men with infertility. They found that infertile men were more likely to have poorer overall health.  Some background Infertility is a common condition. Male infertility (MI) is a cause in 30-50% of cases. The cause of MI is not always clear. Some medical conditions are associated...

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Can DHA and vitamin E supplements improve sperm quality in men experiencing infertility?

Can DHA and vitamin E supplements improve sperm quality in men experiencing infertility?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and vitamin E supplements improved sperm quality in men experiencing infertility. The results showed that when the two supplements were taken together, sperm movement and the numbers of sperm improved significantly. Some background Sperm quality is a common problem in men...

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Evaluating antioxidants in male infertility

Posted by on Apr 30, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial looked at whether antioxidant supplements improve male infertility. It found that antioxidants did not improve semen parameters, natural conception, or birth rates. Some background Male infertility is the sole cause of 20-30% of infertility cases and contributes to half of the cases. Male infertility may be caused by sperm...

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Does ginseng improve sperm quality?

Posted by on Apr 30, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review looked at whether ginseng improves sperm quality. It found that ginseng may improve sperm quality. Some background Infertility affects over 10% of couples, and half of infertility cases involve male infertility. Male infertility can occur when sperm quality is low. There may be few sperm, the sperm may move...

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Can CoQ10 improve sperm quality?

Posted by on Apr 19, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effect of three months of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) on men with infertility. It found that CoQ10 supplements improved sperm parameters, oxidation levels, and amount of DNA damage. Some background Male infertility contributes to 50% of infertility cases. One cause of male infertility is reactive oxygen species (ROS)....

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AM or PM: is there a difference in semen quality collected at different times during the day?

Posted by on Apr 3, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if the time of collection (ToC) affects semen parameters in men with infertility.  They found that motile sperm count (sperm that move normally; MSC) was higher in semen collected in the evening than in the morning.  Some background Male infertility (MI) affects roughly half of infertile couples. There...

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Couples with male factor infertility and repeated IVF failure: can laparoscopic investigation in the woman improve reproductive outcomes?

Posted by on Feb 25, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the use of laparoscopy (LPS) in women from couples with diagnosed male infertility (MI) and 3 failed in vitro fertilization (IVF) attempts.  They found that LPS can identify undiagnosed female infertility (FI) and improve fertility outcomes in these couples.  Some background Male infertility (MI) affects...

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