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Sperm count?

sperm count...its a little bit awkward to ask can viagra effect the sperm count of the men?please help me :) and can effect to trying to get pregnant...

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uyro

Asked by uyro at 6:25 PM on Apr. 10, 2011 in Trying to Conceive

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  • Viagra and Sperm Count

    Q: I have heard that Viagra affects the sperm count. Is that true and can my husband use it while we TTC?

    A: Viagra (sildenafil citrate) is not known to have adverse effects on sperm count, sperm production, morphology (shape), or motility (movement). One study published in 2000 came to the following conclusion: "These results indicate that in normal subjects, acute sildenafil treatment does not modify semen characteristics and has a positive influence over the resumption of erections following ejaculation in the presence of a continuous erotic stimulus." [From: Effects of sildenafil (Viagra) administration on seminal parameters and post-ejaculatory refractory time in normal males. Aversa A, Mazzilli F, Rossi T, Delfino M, Isidori AM, Fabbri A. Hum Reprod 2000 Jan;15(1):131-4]
    feralkitten

    Answer by feralkitten at 6:29 PM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • emm hope that helps
    feralkitten

    Answer by feralkitten at 6:29 PM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • so in short it will not going to effect sperm count...THanks :)
    uyro

    Comment by uyro (original poster) at 6:32 PM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • iagra is a medication used to treat erection difficulties (including erectile dysfunction). So if your partner takes this little blue pill (generic name: Sildenafil), is it safe to try to conceive?
    The answer to that question is yes, says Ob/Gyn David M Barrere, MD, FACOG. "There are no contraindications to conceiving while your partner takes Viagra," he says. "During the testing phase of Viagra, there was no effect on sperm motility, form or structure after single 100-mg oral doses in healthy volunteers." He also notes that, although the recommended dose is 50 mg, it may be increased to a maximum of 100 mg or decreased to 25 mg, depending upon the patient's response.

    So how does Bob Dole's favorite wonder pill do its job, anyhow? Barrere explains, "Viagra works by inhibiting an enzyme, phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5), resulting in smooth muscle relaxation and flow of blood into the corpus cavernosum of the penis. This helps
    feralkitten

    Answer by feralkitten at 6:33 PM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • thats what i seam to be find so looks good how ever other things do effect sperm cont so he may still have prob will sperm court but not caused by teh blue pill
    feralkitten

    Answer by feralkitten at 6:37 PM on Apr. 10, 2011

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