Dr. Malpani will be happy to provide you answers to your queries onlineConsult Now
Why do doctors continue to " treat " fertile men who do not need any treatment whatsoever ?
A Fertility Boost
I see many men with completely normal sperm reports who have been prescribed all sorts of medicines, presumably to "boost their fertility" . These include a wide variety of pills ( depending upon which part of the world they come from) , ranging from Proxeed to Speman to Manix to CoQ and antioxidants.
Why are doctors so keen to treat normal men who do not need any treatment whatsoever ? I feel there are multiple reasons:
Doctors Under Pressure
This means that there is a lot of pressure on the doctor to treat ! Let's do something - anything ! They do not want to lose the patient and are quite happy to pander to their desire to consume medicines ! And it's easier to write a medicine ( even if it is useless) rather than sit and spend 10 minutes with the patient and explain that there is no need to prescribe anything !)
It's very easy to justify this prescription. Many doctors say - Yes, these medicines may not help, but at least they do no harm ! And doctors often fall prey to the " post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy" . They remember their anecdotal successes - the men with completely normal sperm counts who got their wife pregnant after taking the tablet prescribed by the doctor ( it's quite likely that they would have achieved a pregnancy even without taking the tablet, but the doctor is always happy to take the credit!)