Stay away from testosterone replacement therapy it will lower his sperm count. They will tell you there are things like hcg he can take to counter this side effect, but I would try to conceive before he goes on anything like that. Also low sperm count would not 100% indicate low testosterone or vice versa. I would try and get an appointment with an endocrinologist who specializes in fertility issues.
My DH has a normal to low testosterone levels and also has a low sperm count. He was given Clomid. He started getting side effects from the Clomid so we dont know if he'll be staying on it. He just had a SA yesterday so I'll know in a week if anything improved. Good luck :)
Please let me know if the clomid increased his sprem count. My husband and i will just about try anything before we do IVF
I just talked to my Re office. I had to call them this morning because I had surgery a month ago and I had blood in my belly button. Anyways... the nurse also gave me the update on DH taking clomid. His counts haven't changed at all in 2 months. so, she is going to speak with the DR and call me back but they are probably taking him off clomid. Good luck to you guys though I've heard others have had success with it :)
If you dont mind me asking how low was his sprem count. my dh also has low volume and his count was just about 1 million
Hello, My husband had low sperm count and low testoterone and was placed on clomid. After three months his levels increased...We are heading in for an FET next week. We had 15 good eggs and 8 fertilized....Good luck to you and your husband!
I dont mind DH's count was 20 mil, motility was 33% and morphology was 20%. I have no idea what were doig next
WOW your dh count was alot better than my dh so i guess IVF is goingto be my only hope
Hopefully they can do something to increase his levels. Does he only have low testosterone or does he have a varicocele or anything?
i am not real sure at this point he will have blood work on the 14th and i guess we will go from there, Have you heard of fertilplus for men. I ordered some today at this point we are willing to do anything before we proceed to IVF
That's how we are too. We cannot afford IVF. My DH has a varicocele and there is surgery that could correct it, but he wont do the surgery :( I guess were going to try a few IUI's and see what happens. Does your insurance cover fertility treatments? I've heard of fertilplus. I would definatly try it.
Well at this point we cant afford IVF. We have tried iui 2 times but nothing. DH went to a urologist on tuesday and said he was a little to girly for him so he walked out. I did order some fertilplus yesterday so i am hoping it will help some. If it dont i am not sure what the next step will be. The only thing my insurance covers is testing not any kind of treatment.We go see the RE on the 14th and he is going to do dh blood work and see what we should do from there. the only that has been done so far is a Seman Analyis and it was not good.
Hopefully if the only problem is low testosterone they can give him Clomid and then you two can either get pregnant naturally or by IUI. We went to a Urologist for DH's varicocele and it was such a bad appt. DH was basically like I will not let that guy any where near me. So, now he is against going back to a Urologist even if I find a new one. I'm going to let it go for a few days and then try and get him to go to a new one. Your RE will make you feel sooo much better about this entire thing. You should definatly do the vitamins and find out about the clomid!
The thing that really bothers me about this thread is none of you seem to be trying to figure out why their testosterone is low. Testosterone is indicative sperm production, but not always. A varicocele can only be looked at as the cause if other causes are ruled out. Varicoceles are very common in men and do not always effect testosterone or sperm count. There are different stages of varicocele did someone tell you that is why his count is low? Has he had a complete test of all his hormones? If not the clomid may not help at all. The cause of the problem needs to be treated if you do not know the cause for sure then you can't actually treat it. I am amazed how many men dealing with fertility issues only see a doctor or a urologist it is crazy. If you have done that and it is not working see an endocrinologist. Numbers on count and all of that mean nothing because you will be able to find someone worse off who conceived if you looked. Clomid effects the hormones. An endocrinologist specializes in hormones. If you had cancer you would see a oncologist not someone else. You guys need referrals or keep trying the same thing maybe it will work.
Hi DH and I have both seen a RE and a Urologist. DH has had a complete blood count to check all hormone levels. The RE and Urologist said his counts are from the varicocele. I really dont think theres anything wrong with this thread we only know what are DR's to tell us. Were learning as we go. This is all new to us!
What bree08 said is correct we are learning as we go.If you will read some of the post above. My dh goes to the RE on the 14th to have a complete blood panel then we will go from there but the fertilplus cant hurt it is all natural herbs
This is new to me too. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with this thread. Since you saw a endo already my foot is in my mouth then for that. From what I have read a varicocele will not cause very low testosterone and usually only very bad varicocele would do this. Since he was diagnosed with an ultrasound I doubt that is the cause a stage 3 is highly visible when the man is standing meaning whoever diagnosed it would know before scanning it by just looking at it. I can tell you I that "within range means nothing" regarding levels. If it meant something theoretically there would be no problem right now. I was told all my levels are fine and I later found out that with a level of I think it was 374 I have the testosterone levels of a 70 year old man. The ranges are not age sensitive. When you say your DH had complete bloodwork what was tested? Free testosterone, total testosterone, estradiol, prolactin, LH, FSH, Shbg, Liver, Adrenal? Most doctors including endos follow the ranges closely. Testosterone indicates testicular function. Testicles produce sperm. Usings a serm like clomid may help, but raising testosterone without replacement therapy will help raise sperm count. Don't only rely on doctors to give you medicine. You know your husband and if he has unhealthy habits try and change them together. Some people cannot conceive or have hormonal problems as a result of their own actions and many people are naturally unable to hopefully your husband falls in the first category. My point is don't only rely on doctors lifestyle changes can make a difference too. If you have insurance get multiple opinions. Have you been checked for fertility issues? I have low testosterone and I have gotten my wife pregnant twice.
I read your other posts. I hope the best for you. Whatever they tell you question it or research it. If you post your husbands results I can help you and give you my opinion.
Sperm count under 20 million indicates fertility problems. Testicular function declines with age.