Androgel can cause you testis to shrink in size and it is not unusual feature of it. However, first and foremost we need to establish the cause for your Low testosterone
and why you were prescribed androgel in the first place ? There are reasons for low testosterone, one is something wrong with your testosterone production itself (primary hypogonadism
) and second is something wrong with Pituitary or hypothalamus
that control testosterone production (secondary hypogonadism
If You are suffering from secondary hypogonadism there are other options for treatment , i.e. injections of HCG or HCG with FSH. They donot cause testis to shrink in size. So all in all please let me know the reason for starting androgel and I might be surely be able to help you better.
Dr. Om Lakhani, MD