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Fertility after steroid use

Hello,

I am a competitive fitness model and I have been running steroids on and off for the last 7 years.

I always ran a post cycle therapy course and seemed to recover fine, but for the last couple of years I have been shut down for the whole duration due to work commitments, and I have just been going to a low trt dose of testosterone in between cycles.
I am now ready to completely come off as my partner and I want to try for a baby, but I am wondering the best way to go about it.
I know that it can take any time between 3 months to a year to recover and was just wondering the best options.
Obviously run hcg and hmg along with an anti estrogen and then switch over to clomid and nolvadex for a period of time, but how long would you recommend after being shut down for so long? How do I go about getting the sperm analysis and how long do you think I should wait until I have one done, as I know that this is going to take a while to get back up and running.

Thanks in advance for the help!


Our Expert’s Answer

Thanks for your interest in 'Ask the Expert'. Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

Thank you for contacting us. The advice we would offer would be to do a semen analysis and book an appointment with our male-factor fertility expert - Dr Muhammed Akhtar.

A blood test in the morning (9-10 am) will be reuiqred along with FSH/LH and Testosterone to be done before the appointment.

Please do not take medication yourself.

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