Log In Sign Up

TTC while DH is on TRT and HCG

Forum: TTC with Male Infertility


Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to [email protected].

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To TTC with Male Infertility LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
October 17th, 2013, 07:25 AM
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1
Hi all,
My DH and I have been TTC since February and recently found out he has extremely low testosterone levels. He was tired all the time, moody, absolutely NO libido, gaining weight, and just in general not his normal happy and positive self. Symptoms were very much like depression. He went to a Low T center and after telling the doctor we were TTC, he was put on testosterone replacement therapy in the form of bi-weekly injections, as well as HCG injections that he gives himself 3 times a week after each testosterone shot. Has anyone had any experience with their DH taking both testosterone and HCG? I know that testosterone therapy can cause men to become sterile, but I'm wondering how well the HCG can counteract that when taken together? He's only been doing the treatment for about 2 months, and the change in him is amazing - he's himself again - happy, laughing, wanting to jump my bones every chance he gets. Its wonderful. I don't want to do anything that will prevent us from being able to have a baby, but I also don't want to see him go back to the state he was in before TRT. Any success stories or advice?

Reply With Quote
November 1st, 2013, 02:20 PM
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 213
I'd be interested to know too. I thought my husband had low T, because of the same stuff you say your husband was experiencing (no sex drive, weight gain, etc)....but his came back normal, so idk what's going on with that b/c he's only 32!

I have heard that about testosterone medication, that it can kill the sperm all together, so if I were you I wouldn't wait too long before having a repeat SA to see if it's helping/hurting his problem!
Infertility, why me?
TTC #1 - 23 months and counting
Male Factor Infertility
IUI #4 - Chemical Pregnancy👼
IUI #5 - Ectopic Pregnancy👼
IUI #6 ~ Dec 14/Jan 15
Reply With Quote
November 8th, 2013, 09:09 AM
MaryMaryQuiteContrary's Avatar Desperately Hoping
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 20
My DH has been on TRT for two years. We've been trying to conceive for the last year. We went to a fertility specialist a few months ago and he told us that the only way to prevent infertility during TRT is to also be on HCG. He also said that my DH should stop going to the Low T center for TRT and go to a urologist for both the TRT and get started on HCG. He had some pretty terrible things to say about the Low T centers and trying to conceive. Better to see a specialist.

And I agree about a repeat SA fairly quickly. It should only take a few weeks for the medicine to start taking effect.

Not sure this was helpful... but I feel for you. We are still trying.
Reply With Quote

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:34 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0