Our expert says:
This will all depend on
where on your body you were shot and what the damages were. The doctor may not
necessarily have meant anything by that question and may only have asked
conversationally. It is possible that if there was injury to the genital
or urinary systems or the spine that you may have difficulty conceiving.
However as you are able to have intercourse, the neurological system is
presumably intact. There are many causes of infertility, both male and female.
As you mention your wife is now 42 years old. This may also be a factor as we
know that with increasing age there is a decline in fertility potential. I
advise that you do a semen analysis and that you consult with a fertility
specialist so that you may both be assessed and investigated.
Answered by Dr T Mohamed
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