I was not quite sure in waht forum to post this, but here it goes…
I am a 17 year old male, who was diagnosed with a grade III left-sided varicocele at age 15.
The varicocele have resultet in some testicular atrophy, and what i believe to be symptoms of low testosterone (a high amount of tricep-fat, higher body-fat levels, somewhat slow fat-loss)
Since i live in a country with universal health care, i was offered a varicocelectomy, which is due in a couple of months. With this i hope to bring up my testicular size and T-levels.
I searched around on the internet, and found out that a varicocele can cause damage to the Leydig-cells. This is perhaps reversible with the varicocelectomy, but i would very much like to better my chances at regaining normal T and testicle size, and so i fell on this study:
As you can see, boys of my age, with my condition, was given hCG both before, and after their varicocelectomy. The difference was, that after their varicocelectomy, the testosterone response to hCG was MUCH greater than before.
This is why i am considering injecting hCG (either with my doctors approval, or without) after my varicocelectomy, but i have some questions first, that i very much need cleared up!
1: Would it even be advisable to inject hCG at my age.
2: Do you belive the administration of hCG would raise my testosterone and increase my testicle size (like it does in PCT)
3: wouldn’t clomid actually be a better choice, as it in essence would do the same as hCG, but also act as a weak anti-estrogen.
I thank you for your replies in advance!