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Forum Name: Male Sexual Disorders

Question: Can testicle shrinkage from steroids be reversed?


 marcus0151 - Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:42 pm

i have taken steroids and my testicles have shruken what should i do? keeping in mind this has been like this for nearly 2 years? should i have HCG if yes how much dosage or should i just tell my doctor?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:09 pm

User avatar Hi Marcus0151,

Anabolic steroids cause testicular atrophy (shrinking) by suppressing the brain's release of FSH and LH, the two hormones that stimulate the testes. Generally, this effect will reverse after the steroids have been stopped.

If the exposure was for a long time the effect may not be completely reversible. You may want to see a urologist to discuss this. I do not know if using HCG would help this.

Best wishes.
 marcus0151 - Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:04 pm

thank you very much u wer very helpful

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