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Varicose causing low sperm concentration ?

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39 year male i have 2 boys one 18 from a prev. marriage and one 15 month from a 2nd marriage i have been in thyroid meds for 6 years for hypo. about 8 month ago my tostesterone went down to 214 s/b 280-800 normal i was given 2 t. cypionate shots for a month and half found out t. injection kills sperm ect i decide to see an uro. that i had prior seen in 2006 because i was having testic. pain he did a testi ultrasound which show bilateral varicoceles and a semen analisis result volume 2.0 ml concentration 26.1 ml motility 69 morphology 44 all of this was in 2006. he told me no more injections and order a sperm analisis and put me on chomid .25 a day the semen analisis came back volume 3.8 ml motility 15 low immotile 85 high and concentration 6.0 ml low he retest the tostesterone and came in at 588 estradiol high 44.1ml and lh 5.6 ml he lowered chomid 2 every other day repeat the semen and mot. 60 immo 40 but concen. 3.5 ml can varicose cause this low concentration is the only problem


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replied December 19th, 2010
Fertility Answer A17883
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

Well yes varicose veins or varicoceles can be a cause and need to be removed for improved results. Treatment options are surgical ligation, embolization and laparoscopic approach. Along with this the hormonal imbalance will need to be monitored. You may need to consult an endocrine specialist. Hope this helps. Take care!



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