Male Reproductive System

Male Reproductive System

Male Reproductive System
A healthy sex life is a very important part of life for most men. Men's reproductive health is dependent on the health and proper functioning of the external genitals, internal sex organs, sperm, semen, and male sex hormones. Men's sexual health also includes fertility. You may assume that women are mostly responsible for infertility, but men's health issues account for half of all infertility cases. Protect your sexual health and fertility by living a healthy lifestyle and avoiding risky behaviors. If you notice pain in your groin area, have problems maintaining or getting an erection, or have problems with ejaculation, you may need to talk to your doctor.

Recently Answered

  • 1 Answer
    A
    A Surgery, answered on behalf of
    Like a hernia, hydroceles are very easily treated by simply closing the patency via surgery and the recurrence rate is minimal. This surgery is done under general anesthesia on an ambulatory basis.
  • 1 Answer
    A
    A Emergency Room Nursing, answered on behalf of

    A hydrocele is the fluid filled sac surrounding the testicle that results in swelling of the scrotum. It is common in newborns and occurs during development of the baby. 

    In older people, this can develop from inflammation or injury to the scrotum. 

  • 2 Answers
    A
    Hydrocele is a condition where fluid builds up around the testicle. These are common in newborns and usually spontaneously resolve within the first year of life. In an adult, a hydrocele may develop after trauma or infection and may need to be drained or surgically removed if it causes problems with pain or discomfort due to its size.
     
    .
    See All 2 Answers
  • 1 Answer
    A
    A , Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
    S042 004 AnatomySperm
    The condition of a man's sperm can tell a lot about his general health. In this video, Dr. Oz reveals everything about man's most private and precious asset - his sperm.


  • 2 Answers
    A
    A , Internal Medicine, answered
    A man's sperm, which is carried in semen that's made by glands such as the prostate, is stored in a duct called the vas deferens.
    See All 2 Answers
  • 1 Answer
    A
    A , Internal Medicine, answered
    Unlike women, men don't have a preset number of their reproductive players. In fact, a man produces more sperm in each ejaculation than the total number of eggs that a woman is endowed with for life.
  • 1 Answer
    A
    A , Internal Medicine, answered
    When a man ejaculates, the sperm-carrying semen fires out through the urethra in a seek-and-conquer mission. It may seem that all these millions of sperm are racing each other to the finish, but the sperm have different roles. Some are deemed the leaders of the pack, trying to be the first to cross the line. Others are designed to assist, specifically by blocking other men's sperm from making it to the finish line. The goal of pregnancy, of course, is for a sperm to find an egg during a precise window of opportunity and fertilize it.
  • 1 Answer
    A
    A , Internal Medicine, answered
    Testosterone is made in the testicles’ seminiferous tubules, stimulated by
    chemical messengers from the brain called luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). In early puberty, LH tells the tubules to start producing sperm, which then move to the coiled tube at the back of the testicles, the epididymis. There they gain a tail and learn to swim straight. Sperm hang out in the epididymis until you’re ready for shooting (meaning ejaculation) because they are sensitive to heat and thrive in a temperature several degrees lower than the human body. That’s why you were designed with your scrotum hanging outside: to keep your testes cool.
  • 1 Answer
    A
    A , Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
    While shaving rituals are as much cultural as they are physical, a man should look at his shaving habits-and specifically, how quickly his stubble regrows after shaving--as one possible indicator of low testosterone.

    If a man notices that he used to shave once a day, but now has to shave less often, it's a sign that testosterone is not helping stimulate a great deal of beard growth, which is a sign of low testosterone or a testosterone deficiency. Not having to shave daily may be convenient, but health-wise, it's a better sign if you need to hit that razor every 24 hours to keep stubble at bay.
  • 2 Answers
    A
    A , Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
    The testes are the two male reproductive organs housed in the scrotum. They're responsible for reproduction because they make sperm, but they're also responsible for a man's ability to grow beards, talk in a deep voice, and boast that he can find his way around a new city without a map. That's because (once they get the signal from the pituitary gland), the testes make most of a man's testosterone.
    See All 2 Answers