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Planning for kids, sperm count low, BP and Cholesterol. Suggestion - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 31-May-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello Doctor
User: Male, 40 Yrs
User:Currently planning for kids
User:Doctor suggested to have tests for TSH, LH, FSH, Prolactine and Testosterone hormones
User:Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) 1.4 - 18.1 mIU/mL 6.55 : Method : Chemiluminescence Immuno Assay (CLIA) Luteinizing Hormone (LH) 1‎.‎5 ‎- ‎9‎.‎3 ‎mlU‎/‎mL ‎(‎20 ‎- ‎70‎)‎ 3‎.‎1 ‎- ‎34‎.‎6 ‎mlU‎/‎mL ‎(‎More than ‎70 ‎years‎)‎
User:FSH 6.55
User:LH 3.24, Prolactine 16.13
User:and TSH 9.7
User:My sperm count is low
User:does the above results have any impact on Sperm count?
User:TSH value 9.7 means do I need to go for medication for Thyroid?
Doctor:May I know was these test done you (I mean the FSH, LH and prolactin) or on your wife?
User:These results are mine
User:I have High BP and Cholestrol also for which taking meds since 1.5 yrs
Doctor:FSH, LH and Prolactin values varies among age, can you mention the normal ranges of these test too.
User:For BP, I am taking S-Numlo 5 and for Cholestrol, Storvas-20
Doctor:TSH values are high and suggesting hypothyroidism.
Doctor:Hypothyroidism doesn't directly affect sperm count, however it affects chances of fertility.
User:FSH 1.4 to 18.1
Doctor:Can you specify the reference ranges of other test to correlate and give my comments?
User:LH 1.5 to 9.3
User:Prolactine 2 to 18
User:TSH 0.35 to 5.5
Doctor:How low is your sperm count?
User:1.5 million
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:All your test done so far are normal except TSH values.
Doctor:TSH values suggest that you might be suffering with hypothyroidism.
User:do I need to take meds for Hypothyroidism? not specific to sperm count, normal health wise
Doctor:There is direct evidence that they can affect sperm counts.
Doctor:Yes, you will need thyroid supplements for general health, not for improving sperm counts though.
Doctor:The thyroid supplements can improve general health and correct hypothyroidism.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:can I take protein suppliments like nutrilite?
Doctor:If you do not have renal problems or gout problem you can take the protein supplement.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:not yet
User:planning to take
User:I dont have any renal problem
User:2 weeks before done complete body check up at Apollo
Doctor:Was serum uric acid levels checked?
Doctor:Was it normal?
Doctor:Ok, you can take the protein supplement.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:day before yesterday I got allergy suddenly for which I took tablet
User:ok doctor. Thank you :)
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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