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Tips for Men Diagnosed With Infertility

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, July 17, 2009 | 1 comments

Its hurts to be infertile. Like any other disease.Dr. Turek offers this advice for men diagnosed with infertility:

1. Take control of the matter – Take the initiative and educate yourself as this helps you get control of the situation and helps with decision-making. Consider going to informational web sites such as and .

2. Make an appointment with a specialist in male infertility – These physicians are usually urologists who are interested in, or specifically trained in, male infertility matters and see infertility frequently and not just rarely. They can streamline care and make it more efficient, and often employ cutting edge treatment techniques unfamiliar to other physicians.

3. Talk openly with your partner regarding your feelings – Have the difficult conversation with your other half. Be upfront when you need a break from the topic. Decide who really needs to know about it and who doesn’t. This can help relieve stress.

4. Find a way to blow off steam – This issue can lead to frustration and self-doubt. Get your blood pumping by working out, playing hoops, or going running. Release the stress with yoga, massage or whatever works for you. Try to save that sex drive from also tanking.

5. Get the support you need – Talk with buddies that you trust. Even consider talking with a therapist or counselor. Ask your doctor about where you can get such help.

“In most cases, male infertility is not the fault of the man. It is a disease that happens like any other,” Dr. Turek said. “A good response to this is to be the best man you can be and take great care of yourself.” Dr. Turek recommends:
“Eat well, sleep well and treat your body like a temple.”

About The Turek Clinic
The Turek Clinic is a next-generation men's healthcare medical practice specializing in issues facing reproductive age men, including
male infertility, vasectomy, vasectomy reversal, varicocele repair, and other minimally invasive procedures. For more information, visit or Dr. Turek’s blog at .


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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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  1. Grace says:

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