Diagnosis In any fertility work-up, both male and female partners are tested if pregnancy fails to occur after a year of regular unprotected sexual intercourse. It should be done earlier if a woman is over age 35 or if either partner has known risk factors for infertility. A work-up can not only uncover the causes of infertility but also detect other potentially serious medical problems, including genetic mutations, cancer, or diabetes. Fertility History The patient will provide the doctor with a detailed history of any medical or sexual factors that might affect fertility: Frequency and timing of sexual intercourse Duration of infertility and any previous fertility events Childhood illnesses and any problems in development Any serious illness (such as diabetes, respiratory infections, cancer, or previous surgeries) Sexual history, including any sexually transmitted diseases Any exposure to toxins, such as chemicals or radiation History of any medications and allergies Any family history of repr...
The prostate is a gland located in your lower abdomen, surrounding the urethra. This gland helps make semen, the fluid that contains sperm. In young men, the prostate is about the size of a walnut but it slowly grows as a man ages.
What is Prostatitis?
Prostatitis is an inflammation or infection of the prostate. You may experience discomfort or pain in your penis , groin, around your rectum or in your pelvic area. It may make it difficult or painful to urinate. Prostatitis may come on suddenly or may develop over time. Other symptoms include:
Burning when urinating
Pain during ejaculation
Sometimes prostatitis is caused by a bacterial infection and medical care is needed and usually successful. Some STDs, such as gonorrhea and Chlamydia can cause bacterial prostatitis. Other times the cause isn’t known and it may come and go on its own. Unfortunately, in many cases prostatitis is chronic, it will go away only to return again – ...
All me want to be healthy, and in many cases, they try and take care of themselves by watching what they eat, getting exercise on a regular basis, and managing the stress in their lives. But many men are unaware that they can also take care of their sexual health and prevent problems before they occur. Here are 10 tips for men to keep in mind for maximum sexual health: Eat a healthy diet – Many men are surprised to learn that what they eat can affect their sexual performance, but it does. By eating healthy foods that are rich in nutrients and low in fats, you will keep your “sexual” system in good working order. Strive for plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean cuts of meat, whole grains and low-fat milk. Get regular exercise – Men who live a “couch potato” lifestyle may soon find themselves with sexual problems. By “getting up and moving” you will be taking an active ro...
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