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Does diabetes in my husband cause a reduction in sperm count and will it affect my conception ?

My husband is diabetic now v r planning for a babyBut i heard that as he is diabetic his sperm count will be less n this will affect my preganancy.Is that true?plz reply
Tue, 10 Jan 2012
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hello welcome to healthcare magic
yes its true men with diabetes have low sperm count. Uncontrolled blood sugar level and fluctuating blood sugar levels lead to low sperm count.
General & Family Physician Dr. Tulasi Raman.P's  Response

Thank You for your query...

Yes... Diabetes do tend to decrease sperm count in men which in turn may decrease the chances of conceiving...

But you must understand that one only sperm is required to fertilize an egg and for you to conceive...

So i strongly suggest you try to get conceived for 6 month or so...
In-spite of that if you are not able to conceive... You can always go for Assisted Reproductive Techniques... Where in your husband semen would be collected and concentrated to achieve the required sperm concentration, which then can be directly injected into your fallopian tubes...

By this method you can be sure to get conceived... So don't lose hope...

Hope this answers your query,

Dr.Tulasi Raman.P
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