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ok, posting this here and infertility...not really sure where it would go...so dh just got diagnosed...anyone else deal with this??? dh has an appointment with a urologist on 7/16...so far away...of course i've read up on all the options on line, and seen a VERY discouraging trend...the liklihood of it decreasing sperm count... i'm upset of course, frustrated, and don't really know what to do...wdyt???
 

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My DH is only 25 and was diagnosed with VERY low testosterone! I was worried for the same reasons, but, he went to a specialist who assured us that sperm count and testosterone levels could be unrelated and not to worry about it. They actually ended up treating him with thyroid meds even though his levels seemed to be fine from his blood work he received at his physical, and his testosterone is back to normal!! We are currently trying to conceive so I hope the sperm count is there too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> I hope this helps.
 

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ok, that's somewhat encouraging. i know that low test does not equal low sperm count, but from what i've read, treating it with testosterone CAUSES low sperm count...that the testis quit making it's own testosterone which sperm need when there's an outside source...we also had his thyroid checked, and it too was normal...i personally don't care what meds he takes as long as we can still get a bfp!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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oh, do you mind sharing what your dh's levels were? my dh is 242, i just have nothing really to compare it too...the *normal* levels are so varied...
 

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My DH had normal thyroid levels when tested as well, but they put him on the meds anyway, the dr. said that he may have it in his system but his body may not be using it efficiently.<br><br>
There is a big difference between free T 4 and Free T3 and T4 and T3 because the Free T4 and Free T 3 is what shows how much you are using and for some reason the doctors are reluctant to test these levels.<br><br>
The doctor told my husband that the endocrine system (thyroid) borrows from testosterone for energy if it, itself is lacking which in turn causes your testosterone to be low. I am not sure I totally understand that but I wanted to let you know what he said <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
He has been on thyroid meds for many months now and his levels have remained normal but his testosterone has made a big jump up to the normal range and believe it or not it also helped to lower his blood pressure which was also very high!!<br><br>
You need to be careful with the creams, I have heard bad things about the hormones being transferred from the man to other people that he touches which has been known to have bad side effects to those especially children.<br><br><br>
My DH's testosterone levels were 128 for testosterone and normal range is 241-827 so your DH is on the low sid of normal. His Free Testosterone was 5.4 and normal is 9.3-26.5 Again, I believe that Free is what your system is using.<br><br>
Hope this helps!!
 
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