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#FertChat Twitter Chat on Male Infertility

#Fertchat on twitter

a blog by Jennifer A. Redmond, January 28, 2014


Please join us today, January 29, at 5pm EST, 2pm PST for a Twitter Chat on Male Infertility: What women (and men) need to know. Our special guest is Dr. Paul Turek.

Dr. Turek is a Board Certified Urologist, Founder of The Turek Clinic and President of the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology (SMRU). At #FertChat we'll be discussing all aspects of male infertility, from sperm to varicoceles to vasectomy reversals.

Here’s how to participate in the #FertChat Twitter chat:

  • Follow us @fertilityauthor;
  • When it’s time to chat (5pm EST, 2pm PST) join us on FertilityAuthority to submit your questions and follow the conversation; OR
  • Follow the hastag #FertChat

#FertChat is first in a series of online events FertilityAuthority is hosting in 2014.

Twitter Chat on male infertility with Dr. Paul Turek @TheTurekClinic answering your questions.

Q: Greg Sdeo:What studied have been done on environmental factors that causes azoospermia?
A: Dr Paul Turek: Reproductive toxicology is a brand new field. Stay tuned Classic environ toxins include cigarettes, drugs, illnesses and even hot tubes!

Q: Fertility Thoughts: How likely is infertility in men with Kartagener's Syndrome?
A: Dr. Paul Turek: Very likely. All sperm non-moving natural fertility=0. We published a technique.

Q: Ellen Thompson: If a guy were to
#exercise and #loseweight could this help increase his #spermcount?
A: Dr. Paul Turek: YES PLEASE! All is good.
A: Somerset Urological: Yes, yes and yes!!! Defiantly cannot hurt his chances, that's for sure!

Dr. Paul Turek: We published in PBMonline that 60-70% of men with no sperm+ cancer will have usable sperm

Q: Remaginelt: I have o sperm and was told there was only 2-3% change of its return( after testicular cancer removal surgery)?
A: Dr Paul Turek: Agree, unlikely. Consider mapping after 6 months of recovery.
Q: Remaginelt: Didn't do chemo, just surgery. Did microTESE on the other about 1 year& found nothing. How can mapping help?
A: Dr. Paul Turek: Mapping can find sperm when mTESE misses. Love to help

Q: Kimberly Griffiths: How significant is morphology, really, in the scheme of male fertility?
A: Dr. Paul Turek: Not a big player anymore. Nor reproducible, not very predictive 

Q: Kimberly Griffiths: When should a guy see a urologist vs. reproductive endocrinologist with his partner?
A: Dr. Paul Turek: Every infertile man deserves care by a urologist. Reproductive endocrinologist is optional for him.

Q: Fertility Authority: Does low testosterone mean my husband is infertile?
A: Dr. Paul Turek: Not necessarily. But could be linked. More on low T>

Q: Kimberly Griffiths: What's one super food med should keep in mind for fertility?
A: Dr. Paul Turek: Paleo or Med diets 
Q: Kimberly Griffiths: … and what's on thing men MUST avoid for fertility?
A: Dr. Paul Turek: Sexual abstinence? LOL. Really, It's Stress. 

Dr. Paul Turek: After variococele surgery? 2/3rds better counts; 1/3 pregnant with minimum complications. Avg TTC 7 months.
Fox: More info on prognosis after variococele surgery: 

Dr.Paul Turek: New treatments on the horizon for male infertility? Most male infertility is genetic. Can's treat genetics now; need to find sperm where it exists. Man-made sperm from stem cells and better detection are key.

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