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Low sperm count
An_206298 posted:
I have been having problems having a baby. We tried twice and my wife got pregnant.
But, both the time we lost the baby before completing 3 months. We made some test for her and the gynecologist informed us that she has no problem at all.

Last week I was tested for sperm analysis and found that I have very low concentration

Spem count 0.6 million/ml it should be more than 20 million
pH-Value 7.5
Volume 0.5 ml
Fructose 1782 ug/ml
alpha-glcosidase 18U/l

Also I have been treated for low testorene and I have been using TOSTRON and was advised to use 4 drops everyday.
Now the doctor says I have completely stop using it for a period of 1 month and give the sperm analysis.
Also, 2 days before the test I had intercourse. Now the doctor is asking me to give the sperm without intercourse for 10 days.

Could you please let me know how I should proceed. My wife is very upset and depressed of losing the babies and I would like
to do something about it.

Thanks in advance.
amyaalc responded:
Sounds like the Tostron is to blame. Taking testosterone supplements creates male infertility. Helps your T levels but can completely zero out your sperm production. Your Urologist needs to get to find the reason for the low T levels and see if they can be improved naturally or with Clomid and HCG. Once those levels are back in check your sperm count should improve. Quite amazing the you have had 2 pregnancies with numbers as low as yours

Keep us posted!

Amy Perkins, MS, TS
Laboratory Supervisor
Arizona Andrology Laboratory & Cryobank
International Center for Vasectomy Reversal
An_206299 replied to amyaalc's response:
Thanks Amy for the reply.

I started using Tostran for the past 3-4 months. My urologist suggested it for my ED problems.

My wife got pregnant much before I started using Tostran. My doubt is will my sperm count increase to normal level if I stop using the hormone and start taking supplements.

Also, is my low TH level responsible for abortion?

Can you or someone throw some light on the issues I face now.
amyaalc replied to An_206299's response:
Good news is that fertility can be returned to most men after taking a T supplement for a short duration. It is hard to say what the exact cause to the miscarriages have been but if the Tostran caused any sperm defects it may be likely the cause. Again stopping the Tostran and getting your sperm production back in check should correct this problem. You should look into a fertility blended vitamin to help improve your sperm quality.

Sheldon_Marks_MD replied to amyaalc's response:
Amy is 100% right. You should know that miscarriages are normal and common! In my world we had 3 before any of the kids "took". Testosterone is famous for destroying a man's sperm counts. The good news is that it should come back with time and maybe meds if needed.
GBP_WISB replied to Sheldon_Marks_MD's response:
My husband has been using "AndroGel", Testosterone supplement gel, for over a year (two 5-gram pockets per day) because of low sex drive. We are trying to conceive. He did his sperm analysis last December, and he got low volume in sperm, but other numbers in the semen analysis report looked good. We visited our fertility doctor in January and they needed my husband to do semen analysis again. This February and today, twice, both semen analysis reports both showed "ZERO SPERM". The fertility doctor wanted us to see an urologist. I am shocked when I saw Testosterone supplement can destroy the sperm count. My questions are: if he stops using Testosterone supplement gel, how long can his sperm count come back to his normal level? He also uses Cialis for his ED. How does that impact his sperm count? Is it worth to see an urologist? Thanks in advance.
Madvan replied to GBP_WISB's response:
Hello GBP,

I had my sperm analysis after I stopped using the Testosterone Gel for a month. And my sperm count shoot to 100 million !!!!
My urologist was shocked. But, then I took some supplements to increase the sperm count.

I dont know how old your husband is but, I am sure his sperm count will return to normal. Please consult an urologist soon.

Wish you good luck.
amyaalc replied to GBP_WISB's response:
Yes, he needs to be working with an urologist to get that fertility to return.
An_249601 replied to Sheldon_Marks_MD's response:
My husband was taking testosterone for a period of time, he has been off for 3 months now. when first tested back in oct (when he came off) hormone levels were low and sperm count was virtually nothing. He was retested again at the end of november and all hormone levels were back to normal, but they are waiting to do a sperm test until march. Dr. feels that since the hormone levels are back, he shoudl be producing sperm on his own... what are your thoughts on this? just curious, as we are trying to conceive. thanks!
amyaalc replied to An_249601's response:
If his hormone levels are back and holding on their own his production should return to normal. Will take a few months for those counts to rebound so a March retest should give enough time for his body to increase that production.

An_249601 replied to amyaalc's response:
Do you think it is possible that he has increased his sperm count at all, at this point? i have read online that sperm production takes 3 months, which is the pt we are at now. thank you again for your help!
desngbc replied to Madvan's response:
Hi, what supplements did you guys take to achieve 100 mil in sperm count? I'm wishing to get such levels
An_258638 replied to Madvan's response:
HI what supplements you took ?

Thanks in advance

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