Dr. Desireé McCarthy-Keith from Georgia Reproductive Specialists answers a readers question about testosterone replacements.
Q: My doctor started me on testosterone replacement after he found that my levels were low. Could this affect my fertility?
A: Testosterone is being increasingly prescribed to men who have low energy or decreased libido. While this treatment can raise a man’s testosterone level and improve these symptoms, it can severely decrease sperm counts and lower fertility. It is important to have a thorough medical evaluation and to discuss your plans for future fertility before starting testosterone therapy. You should also consider evaluation by a urologist or fertility specialist if you have noticed a change in libido or sexual function.
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