Hello. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for over one year. I am 42 yrs old and have one ovary. I have regular menstrual cycles but when the ovulation test was done there was no ovulation. I have started to take Fertomid for the first time. The first treatment was a month ago. Also my husband is diabetic, type 2. Can this affect his fertility? He is age 36.
I appreciate any advice you can give. B. from Ohio
Dear B. from Ohio,
Yes, diabetes can affect male fertility. Diabetes affects the blood vessels in our body and causes the vessels to shrink, thereby limiting blood flow. This is the reason that diabetics end up getting leg ulcers and require amputation. In the genital region, it can reduce blood flow to the testicles and reduce sperm production. To check your husband's fertility, all he would need at this point would be a semen analysis. It is a simple test and will answer the question of whether or not his diabetes is affecting his fertility.