Hey all, I'm back from the endo. The appointment went well, and I'd love to get you guys thoughts on a few things.
He didn't know what the Ageless Male did to my system, but did acknowledge that my T levels were very low.
He ordered two sets of labs...one for today, and one in 3 weeks. The labs today checked DHEA, Free and Total T, one I didn't catch, and a screening for Klinefelter's Syndrome. The second set of labs in a few weeks will be another Free and Total T count, and a sperm count.
In the weeks between labs he recommended a low dose (50 mg) Testosterone Injection once per week (for a total of 3, perhaps 4 shots). He made it sound as if this would bring my T levels to the 500-600 range and jump start/stir up sperm production before my sperm count. He said if I have some sperm (even a few) it's a lot easier to hang onto those, and try to raise my count, yet if I'm not producing any sperm it could be hard to get back, or non reversable.
I asked him DIRECTLY if taking those 3-4 T injections would cause any side effects (testicular shrinkage, gyno, sterility, dependency on the shots, etc.) and he assured me no.
So I ask ya'll....is he correct? Am I safe using the shots for that short of a time without worrying about side effects?
Also, his stance on "jumpstarting" or "stirring up" sperm production for a couple weeks with shots before the count seems contradictory to what I've read. All my research seems to tell me T shots do just the opposite, shutting down sperm production. Am I right, or the doc? Perhaps my T levels were just so low that 3 weeks of shots would just normalize me, not cause me lasting side effects?
Any input is MUCH appreciated...and as always...thank you so much guys!