Androxal – Can it help you?

Aug 09, 2010 | Fertility Care
As a society, I think we are doing better job recognizing that more and more infertility is due to sperm issues. When it comes to getting pregnant, there's so much more to sperm quality than just "having some." Men can have low counts, low motility and a low number of normally shaped sperm (called morphology). When one of my patients has any of these abnormalities, I check a male hormone panel. This includes: FSH, LH, free and total testosterone, TSH and prolactin levels. I may also recommend genetic testing: Y chromosome microdeletion, Cystic fibrosis mutation screening  and a karyotype. Depending on the hormone levels (please ask your doctor about your own special situation), I may recommend Clomid. Yes, Clomid for men. When a man has low testosterone levels, it seems common sense that you would treat that with testosterone. Well, that is the last thing you want to do. When you give a guy testosterone it actually knocks out the sperm and doesn't improve it. (more…)