TRT and fertility

  1. Registered User
    solguy's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  180 lbs.
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Age
    28
    Posts
    45
    Rep Power
    106

    TRT and fertility


    I'm 22 and have been on Androgel since I was 19 (test was 430). My test is now ~900. I'm considering HCG to combat the negative effects of Androgel.

    At this point, my #1 priority is being able to have kids down the line. What effects does TRT have on fertility? Do I have a better shot of having kids getting off the gel completely and not going on HCG, or is it better to treat it even though I'm not clinically low, just low-normal?

    Help appreciated guys.

  2. Running with the Big Boys
    Board Sponsor
    Royd The Noyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Central U.S.
    Posts
    5,172
    Rep Power
    622615

    There are studies showing the return of spermatogenesis in individuals on long term TRT with the use of HCG. I'd say there is a good chance you will be fine. Some protocols also use a combination of HCG and HMG.
  3. Registered User
    solguy's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  180 lbs.
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Age
    28
    Posts
    45
    Rep Power
    106

    But is the "safest" route to get off all medication? Or is low T related to infertility also?
    •   
       

  4. Running with the Big Boys
    Board Sponsor
    Royd The Noyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Central U.S.
    Posts
    5,172
    Rep Power
    622615

    This is likely something you should discuss with your physician/endo, however when the time comes that you do want to conceive children you could make changes to your protocol such as dropping the T and adding HCG to improve conception chances.
  5. Registered User
    darkblue1's Avatar
    Stats
    5'7"  159 lbs.
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    372
    Rep Power
    264

    Quote Originally Posted by solguy View Post
    But is the "safest" route to get off all medication? Or is low T related to infertility also?
    low test is not related to infertaility. My wife became pregnant when my Total T levels were at 223.
    If you come off from androgel, your levels will fall back to the levels before you started TRT. If your sperm count is ok then, you dont need to worry about infertility and HCG
  •   

      
     

Similar Forum Threads

  1. TRT and Fertility
    By 888 in forum Male Anti-Aging Medicine
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 09-30-2008, 12:35 PM
  2. Trt - Fertility
    By corndog in forum Male Anti-Aging Medicine
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 02-25-2008, 12:58 PM
  3. HCG and fertility.
    By SuperSamurai in forum Male Anti-Aging Medicine
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 02-21-2008, 03:51 PM
  4. TRT & Fertility
    By corndog in forum Male Anti-Aging Medicine
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-20-2008, 02:43 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in