Need advice- Dealing with DH low T while getting ready to TTC?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
cherrypieBee
1059 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

He’ll probably need to get a referral from his GP to see a specialist, like an endocrinologist. It’s important that he discuss with his doctor that you are going to be TTC so they can tailor their suggestions to his needs. (As in, if they give him a hormone treatment, which isn’t super likely for a first-line of defense, they’ll start with something other than testosterone itself, which decreases male fertility.)

His doctor will probably suggest other lifestyle changes before something like clomid, especially if he is low normal, and if he doesn’t have a low sperm count in addition to low T, he may give him some performance enhancing drugs (you know the ones) so you guys can do the deed while he amps up his testosterone in other ways. However, IANAD, so he’ll want to consult with his to get personalized advice.

Post # 4
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329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Testosterone supplements are a natural birth control so be aware of that. You may want to get his health stuff takeN care of before actively TTC. I know one bee on here was trying for three months while her husband was on testosterone supplements only to Learn it was nearly inpossivle to conceive   

That being said, my SIL and BIL did conceive while he had low t and I know he wasn’t feeling very up to sexy time. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@candy11: have you gotten a SA yet? DH had low T and was prescribed testosterone by a doctor who still believed it would HELP us… ugh!… a year later DHs SA came back AMAZING and other than a few sysmptoms of low T there never really was anything wrong to begin with…

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@candy11:  you might be able to do IUI at home (basically inject his sperm rather than BD)… It’s pretty cold but it might save to both a lot of stress if he cannot get his performance issues under control… DH had a similar issue and it was extremely frustrating for us… IUI would have saved us so much time/stress… So maybe if you have issues for a month or two it would be worth asking your doctors…

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