Hey guys 23 y.o lifter here.
Last year i was feeling absolutely amazing, making great gains in the gym and such. Until one day i noticed a weird pain in my scrotum and really soft erections. It was identified i had varicoceles on both sides. Most probably from squatting so heavily.
Fast forward a year and my test dropped all the way down to the 200s with sub-optimal fertility levels (low sperm mobility), had a bilateral variocelectomy about 2 weeks ago from which i am still recovering.
Doctor is considering of giving me a Nebido test shot in order to boost my T levels as i feel fatigued and depressed most of the times.
The thing is, wont this immediately stop my natural hormonal production and cause more harm than good? Will my testicles shrink after only 1 shot? Will i need some form of after-care once the test is completely absorbed by my body and done for? My testicles were already pretty shrunk from the varicoceles which i JUST fixed so i expect them to go back to normal.
Should i wait 2-3 months and have my levels re-checked before i do anything injectable? It was also noted i have prostatitis with staphyloccocus aureus after a semen test i had 3 weeks ago, and i’m taking ciproxin for 20 days for it.
Doctor is suggesting that one shot won’t harm me and would be “good” for me somehow but we all know that is not always the case.
He is the best urologist in my country so i “kind of” trust him but he is no endocrinologist.
Yet i still want to go back to university and the gym feeling healthy and not unmotivated to even live my life.
All replies are appreciated.