Steroids and sperm count?

Hi, I have been on steroids for some time in the past and had a sperm count and it did not contain one living sperm. What can I do? I have had a daughter seven years ago. Thanks.

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It is well known that steroids can have a detrimental effect on sperm production. It is advisable to leave at least six months interval before having a semen analysis after stopping steroid treatment.  I would suggest that you see a Consultant Urologist/Andrologist for a hormone and physical assessment.  They would be able to give you advice on your medication, if it could be altered and the chance of your sperm production returning to normal.