Some quick stats: male, 27 y.o., 6'1 height, 175 lb weight, skinny with around 20% bodyfat I think.
3 weeks ago I was diagnosed with venous leakage and low T -- blood tests came a little below 200ng/dl. Doc said it was extremely low for my age. But didn't conduct any other studies.
I was prescribed with t shots of 300 mg/week for 6 months. Doctor said it "might" affect my sperm production, but that I would recover it after the treatment. Before this I didn't have any sperm production issues (quantity and motility values were way beyond normal ranges), but since my wife and I might want to look for kids in the near future, I am really concerned about the impact that this may have.
Any experiences or suggestions? Is 300 mg too much?
I read that complementing with HCG might help preserve sperm production during the treatment. My doc said it wasn't necessary. I will see another doctor (fertility specialist) to check for his opinion. In any event, can HCG be bought without a prescription?
Btw I've been feeling really good this last weeks. Quite alert throughout the day. Quite horny, too. Began strength training (SS protocol) a couple of months ago and gains have continued.
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