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Forum Name: Fertility

Question: shooting blanks


 mrcraigmack - Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:49 pm

ive been trying to get my we pregnant for a year now and i think im shooting blanks. without going to the doctor is here a wat to find out if this is true and what makes male shoot blanks and how can this be cured. thanks you
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:00 pm

User avatar Hello,
There are home health tests for this and I do not know how reliable they are. According to internet sites, they claim to be effective. It might be a place to start, although you can have these done with a urologist and there might be a higher confidence level here.

As for treatment, there are some things that can help depending on the sperm analysis, if it shows abnormality because there are various factors involved, some of which can be helped medically.

Because there are two of you involved, either could have some condition preventing conception so your wife should also consult with her gynecologist about her concerns. A doctor can evaluate her ovulatory cycle.

Good luck in your efforts here.

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