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Testosterone Cyp and Azoospermia


#1

I am 26 yrs old and have been on Test cyp 200mg/2 weeks for 3 years now by doc's orders. I wanted him to do more labs and try giving me an anti estrogen supplement like clomid or hcg or arimedex but he always ignored me. 2 Years into the treatment I had a 0 sperm count. I did have cancer in my teen years, but I also used to have good t levels back in the day following that so I think the equipment still works.

The testosterone fixed a number of health issues I had, and I lost a good bit of body fat and had decent muscle gains as well. I just don't want to be a sterile, estrogen sensitive male for the rest of my life as a tradeoff.

Can you recover from azoospermia caused by testosterone cycling if you didnt take hcg or clomid during cycling or is it permanent? I found a competent endo who put me on clomid and arimedex recently and I've been feeling great since I started taking it. 25 mg clomid/day and 0.5 mg arimedex 2x/week?

I just don't feel like my junk is broken, I started having rough symptoms after starting testosterone which made me think that I didn't need to be on it in the first place, and if it's broken I shouldn't be so sensitive to clomid right? When I started, my balls shriveled up to a fraction of the size, and when I took a 4 month break from testosterone last year they regrew to a decent size.


#2

azoospermia is not permanent..

you will likely need hcg, hmg, and clomid.


#3

This^^

Try posting in the TRT forum


#4

This is standard advice maintained here:
http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/sports_training_performance_bodybuilding_trt/please_help_me_refine_standard_advice

There is a huge amount of knowledge in the stickies. Please study these. Start with the advice for new guys sticky.
http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/sports_training_performance_bodybuilding_trt/prototype_advice_for_new_guys
There is a lot to read there, so read carefully. There are suggestions for things that are root causes of low testosterone [T]. Low T is a symptom, not a root cause itself. But low T itself is a root cause of many of the symptoms one experiences. Note that other things cause the same spectrum of symptoms, so do not have T tunnel vision. Many docs are guilty of that and they only treat the symptom [low T] and do not attempt to find the real problem. If you go to a clinic that specializes in low T, you will get T tunnel vision for sure.

Post info about yourself as suggested in the above sticky. We need labs, almost all of your labs, not just hormones. We also need the lab ranges.

We see a very high number of thyroid issues in the population of guys that show up here. So there is a strong focus on that. Most people are iodine deficient to some degree. Your history of iodine intake from iodized salt and vitamins that list iodine is important. If you become iodine deficient, the RDA [recommended daily allowance] is inadequate for recovery of iodine stores. Please see the thyroid basics sticky for more information.
http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/sports_training_performance_bodybuilding_trt/thryroid_basics
You do not want to suffer from subclinical hypothyroidism or get Rx thyroid meds to treat iodine deficiency.

If you are injecting T or contemplating that, read the protocol for injections sticky.
http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/sports_training_performance_bodybuilding_trt/trt_protocol_for_injections

There are stickies for finding a TRT doc, estradiol [E2] and lab work.

Do not place your history or treatment details in the stickies! That belongs in your thread. Keep all of your posts in your thread so we can have a clear picture of your situation and needs.